Melbourne Victory head coach Kevin Muscat is still confident of making the FFA Cup semifinals despite failing to sign ex-Chelsea star Michael Essien.
Wellington have made it four straight A-League preseason victories, with Roy Krishna's second-half strike securing a 2-1 win over Central Coast.
Brisbane Roar are a team that "can't be written off" in the A-League this season, according to young attacker Brandon Borrello.
Former Newcastle Jets assistant Mark Jones will return to the A-League club as head coach after signing a two-year deal.
A report has laid bare the woeful pay and conditions for W-League players as expectations ramp up on FFA to improve the situation.
Thomas Broich might be entering what will likely be his last A-League season as a player, but his influence on Australian football may continue.