Australian head coach Ange Postecoglou says the A-League matches up with the likes of overseas leagues.
Brisbane Roar managing director Daniel Cobb is set for a showdown with the A-League side's Indonesian owners to discuss the club's ongoing crisis.
The A-League players' union says it is "unacceptable" players and staff at Brisbane Roar have been paid late once again.
Brisbane Roar have made room for another A-League import after severing ties with German utility Jerome Polenz.
Newcastle Jets have further bolstered their A-League attack, signing 29-year-old Finnish striker Aleksandr Kokko on a two-year deal.
Tim Cahill says his 11-year-old son Shae's request tipped the balance for him to return home to Australia and play in the A-League.