With an eye to upcoming World Cup qualifiers, Socceroos coach Graham Arnold has called up a batch of A-League performers and overseas-based hopefuls for next month's friendly in South Korea.
Western United have wasted no time in launching a bid for A-League supremacy in Melbourne, announcing Mark Rudan as coach and laying a claim to be Melbourne Victory's biggest rival.
The expansion A-League club announced Rudan, who steered Wellington Phoenix to a finals berth in his first A-League season, as the club's foundation coach on Thursday.
Rudan's appointment was rumoured for months, and the 43-year-old confirmed he was kept in the loop of club movements and signings while managing the Phoenix.
Dutchman Gertjan Verbeek has been unveiled as Adelaide United's new coach in the A-League.
The former Bundesliga mentor has been signed on a two-year deal to replace German Marco Kurz.
Verbeek, 56, coached at FC Nurnberg and Vfl Bochum before his latest stint at Dutch club FC Twente.
A defender during his playing days, Verbeek spent almost his entire career at Eredivisie side SC Heerenveen,...
GUADALAJARA, Mexico -- Mexico legend Rafa Marquez is out as Atlas sporting director following the takeover of the Liga MX club by Orlegi Sports.
Marquez announced his departure in a statement, thanking fans and confirming that he'll continue to work in the game.
"My desires in this moment are to continue preparing myself in different areas of this sport, which I'm passionate about and has given me so much," read the statement.
Orlegi Sports president Alejandro Irarragorri suggested that Marquez's...
FIFA has given up on its efforts to expand the 2022 World Cup to 48 teams, football's world governing body announced on Wednesday.
"In line with the conclusions of the feasibility study approved by the FIFA Council at its last meeting, FIFA and Qatar have jointly explored all possibilities to increase the number of participant teams from 32 to 48 teams by involving neighbouring countries at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022," a FIFA statement read on Thursday.
"Following a thorough and comprehensive...
Three-time MLS Defender of the Year Chad Marshall has announced his retirement due to injury, bringing an end to a 16-year career that included stints with the Columbus Crew and Seattle Sounders.
Marshall announced his decision on Wednesday after missing Seattle's last two games with knee inflammation. The 34-year-old is the only three-time defender of the year in league history, winning the award in 2008, 2009 and 2014. He was named to the MLS Best XI and was an All-Star selection four times. He...