The emergence of the Brisbane Roar's generation next has further underlined the pressing need for A-League expansion, coach John Aloisi says.
Tony Popovic has urged his WSW players for "move on quickly" after their Asian Champions League campaign got off to the worst possible start.
Jason Dasey and PJ Roberts recap Hulk and Shanghai SIPG's win over FC Seoul and Urawa Reds' big win over Western Sydney.
Brisbane Roar and Muangthong United have fought out a goalless draw to open their Asian Champions League campaigns.
Hulk gave Shanghai the lead eight minutes into the second half with a spectacular strike into the top corner before He Guan was sent off.
Guangzhou Evergrande kick off their Asian Champions League campaign on Wednesday with Luiz Felipe Scolari expecting his team to make mistakes.