The Western Sydney Wanderers have secured a spot in the FFA Cup semi-final beating Blacktown City FC on penalties.
It will be an shock to the system when the Socceroos arrive in Malaysia next week ahead of their World Cup playoff against Syria, writes Jason Dasey.
Wanderers turned in a lacklustre showing against the NSW NPL1 side but eventually prevailed after a 2-2 draw.
Goals early in each half from Jordy Buijs and Alex Brosque sealed a deserved victory for a Sky Blues side chasing a maiden cup win.
Captain Mile Jedinak has been recalled by head coach Ange Postecoglou for Australia's 2018 AFC World Cup playoff against Syria on Oct. 5 and 10.
New Melbourne City marquee signing Marcin Budzinski is excited about the challenge of the A-League and is ready to impress his new team-mates and fans.