A-League http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29638/all en Football: Hersi double as Wanderers keep winning in A-League http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/football-hersi-double-wanderers-keep-winning-league <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Dutch winger Youssouf Hersi grabbed a double as newcomers Western Sydney Wanderers outplayed Adelaide United 4-2 for a fourth straight win in Australia's A-League on Sunday.</p> <p>Wanderers pulled clear of troubled Adelaide into outright third spot four points behind leaders Central Coast Mariners after 19 rounds.</p> <p>Western Sydney's trumpcard was Ethiopia-born Dutchman Hersi, who also created a goal for Mark Bridge, while Croatian Mateo Poljak netted his first A-League goal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/football-hersi-double-wanderers-keep-winning-league" target="_blank">read more</a></p> A-League Association football Soccer in Australia AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 14:15:36 +0000 5744370 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Australian A-League result http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/football-australian-league-result <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Result of an Australian A-League match played on Thursday:</p> <p>Central Coast Mariners 5 (Ibini-Isei 29, 86, Hutchinson 65, McBreen 69, Duke 89) Wellington Phoenix 0</p> <p>afp</p> A-League AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 10:45:57 +0000 5748655 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Australian A-League results http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/football-australian-league-results <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Results of Australian A-League matches played on Sunday:</p> <p>Wellington Phoenix 2 (Brockie 31, Gameiro 79) Adelaide United 2 (Juric 20, Carrusca 33)</p> <p>Melbourne Heart 3 (Kalmar 31, Germano 36, Williams 55-pen) Sydney FC 1 (J. Griffiths 58)</p> <p>Saturday</p> <p>Western Sydney Wanderers 1 (Mooy 58) Perth Glory 0</p> <p>Central Coast Mariners 6 (Duke 17, 32, McGlinchey 56, 86, 90+1, Fitzgerald 81) Melbourne Victory 2 (Milligan 23-pen, Sainsbury 69-og)</p> <p>Friday</p> <p>Newcastle Jets 0 Brisbane Roar 0</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/football-australian-league-results" target="_blank">read more</a></p> A-League Association football Soccer in Australia AFP Sun, 24 Feb 2013 09:01:49 +0000 5764784 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Mariners fend off Wanderers to lead A-League http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/football-mariners-fend-wanderers-lead-league <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Central Coast Mariners answered a top-of-the-table challenge from newcomers Western Sydney with a 6-2 hammering of Melbourne Victory in Australia's A-League this weekend.</p> <p>The Wanderers held top spot for a few hours after downing Perth Glory 1-0 earlier Saturday, before the Mariners destroyed Victory in torrential rain at home.</p> <p>Michael McGlinchey scored a hat-trick, Mitchell Duke netted a brace and Nick Fitzgerald added the final goal to inflict a third straight loss on Victory, who gave up third spot on goal difference to Adelaide United.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/football-mariners-fend-wanderers-lead-league" target="_blank">read more</a></p> A-League Association football Soccer in Australia AFP Sun, 24 Feb 2013 10:00:36 +0000 5764795 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Wellington Phoenix coach quits http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/football-wellington-phoenix-coach-quits <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Wellington Phoenix coach Ricki Herbert quit his post on Tuesday after a dismal run of results leaving the New Zealand-based club rooted to the bottom of the A-League.</p> <p>Herbert, who has coached the Phoenix since its inception in 2007, said he wanted to concentrate on his role as coach of the New Zealand national team and it was time for a new man to bring in a "fresh" approach.</p> <p>"I've had a long and very successful tenure at the club and will always be proud of what I have achieved," he said in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/football-wellington-phoenix-coach-quits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> A-League Association football Football in the United Kingdom Ricki Herbert Social Issues AFP Mon, 25 Feb 2013 23:16:46 +0000 5766478 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-New Zealand coach Herbert steps down from A-League post http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130225/soccer-new-zealand-coach-herbert-steps-down-league-post <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 26 (Reuters) - Ricki Herbert has resigned as coach of A-League club Wellington Phoenix to focus on steering New Zealand to a second consecutive World Cup finals appearance.</p> <p>The 51-year-old, who guided the 'All Whites' to their first World Cup in 28 years at the 2010 finals in South Africa, steps down with Phoenix mired at the bottom of the 10-team league with five rounds to play.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130225/soccer-new-zealand-coach-herbert-steps-down-league-post" target="_blank">read more</a></p> A-League Association football Social Issues Sport in New Zealand Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 26 Feb 2013 04:30:12 +0000 5766602 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Wanderers win eight straight to leapfrog Mariners http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/football-wanderers-win-eight-straight-leapfrog-mariners <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Competition newcomers Western Sydney Wanderers won their eighth straight game to usurp Central Coast Mariners and take over at the top of Australia's A-League with a stirring 1-0 win this weekend.</p> <p>The Wanderers knocked the Mariners off the top of the standings with four rounds left to next month's playoffs through an 81st-minute goal from Labinot Haliti before more than 18,000 fans in steady rain in Gosford on Saturday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/football-wanderers-win-eight-straight-leapfrog-mariners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> A-League Association football Soccer in Australia War AFP Sun, 03 Mar 2013 09:45:25 +0000 5772013 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Australian A-League result http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/football-australian-league-result <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Result of an Australian A-League match played on Friday:</p> <p>Newcastle Jets 1 (Taggart 45) Perth Glory 2 (Cordoba 24, Thwaite 90+2)</p> <p>afp</p> A-League Association football Soccer in Australia AFP Fri, 08 Mar 2013 11:00:32 +0000 5777023 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Australian A-League results http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/football-australian-league-results <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Results of Australian A-League matches played on Sunday:</p> <p>Western Sydney Wanderers 2 (Ono 8-pen, Bridge 49-pen) Wellington Phoenix 1 (Brockie 22)</p> <p>Saturday</p> <p>Sydney FC 2 (Ryall 25, Chianese 73) Central Coast Mariners 0</p> <p>Brisbane Roar 1 (Franjic 59) Melbourne Victory 1 (Broxham 11)</p> <p>Friday</p> <p>Newcastle Jets 1 (Taggart 45) Perth Glory 2 (Cordoba 24, Thwaite 90+2)</p> <p>Monday</p> <p>Melbourne Heart v Adelaide United</p> <p>Standings (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, goal difference, points):</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/football-australian-league-results" target="_blank">read more</a></p> A-League Association football Soccer in Australia AFP Sun, 10 Mar 2013 08:45:37 +0000 5778663 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Ono penalty as Wanderers go five clear in A-League http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/football-ono-penalty-wanderers-go-five-clear-league <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Japanese superstar Shinji Ono converted a penalty as newcomers Western Sydney Wanderers went five points clear at the top of Australia's A-League on Sunday.</p> <p>The Wanderers, in their debut season, won a record-breaking ninth straight game with a 2-1 win over New Zealand's Wellington Phoenix at home to capitalise on former leaders Central Coast's 2-0 loss at Sydney FC.</p> <p>Ono and striker Mark Bridge both scored from the penalty spot for the Wanderers, with Jeremy Brockie getting one back for the Phoenix.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/football-ono-penalty-wanderers-go-five-clear-league" target="_blank">read more</a></p> A-League Association football Human Interest Soccer in Australia AFP Sun, 10 Mar 2013 10:45:45 +0000 5778691 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Mariners keep A-League title pressure on Wanderers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130324/football-mariners-keep-league-title-pressure-wanderers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Central Coast Mariners kept alive their hopes of finishing top of the A-League standings with a 2-0 away win over Adelaide United on Sunday.</p> <p>The win closed the gap on competition front-runners Western Sydney Wanderers heading into next weekend's 27th and final round.</p> <p>League topscorer Daniel McBreen netted his 15th goal of the season in the fourth minute and substitute Mile Sterjovski scored two minutes from time as the Mariners closed the gap on the Wanderers to three points.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130324/football-mariners-keep-league-title-pressure-wanderers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> A-League Association football Soccer in Australia AFP Sun, 24 Mar 2013 11:31:21 +0000 5792411 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: 2015 Asian Cup final to be played in Sydney http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130327/football-2015-asian-cup-final-be-played-sydney <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sydney's Olympic stadium will host the final of the 2015 Asian Cup, officials announced Wednesday, with Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and Newcastle the other cities hosting matches.</p> <p>The region's premier football tournament will take place from January 9 to 31, and will feature 32 games with Japan defending the title they won in Qatar in 2011.</p> <p>"We are pleased to have now locked in five top-class venues for the competition and finalised the match schedule," Australian organising committee chief executive Michael Brown said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130327/football-2015-asian-cup-final-be-played-sydney" target="_blank">read more</a></p> A-League AFC Asian Cup Football Federation Australia AFP Wed, 27 Mar 2013 04:00:42 +0000 5794943 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Australian A-League results http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130329/football-australian-league-results <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Result of an Australian A-League match played on Friday:</p> <p>Newcastle Jets 0 Western Sydney Wanderers 3 (Bridge 6, 33, Visconte 80)</p> <p>Thursday</p> <p>Brisbane Roar 3 (Berisha 29, Lustica 51, Franjic 79) Sydney FC 1 (Del Piero 84-pen)</p> <p>afp</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> A-League Brisbane Roar FC Soccer in Australia AFP Fri, 29 Mar 2013 09:15:58 +0000 5796908 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Victory, Adelaide's home advantage in playoffs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130331/football-victory-adelaides-home-advantage-playoffs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Melbourne Victory will host Perth Glory and Adelaide United have home advantage against champions Brisbane Roar in the opening round of Australia's A-League playoffs next weekend.</p> <p>Premier's Plate winners Western Sydney Wanderers and Central Coast Mariners, second after the regular season rounds, will have next weekend off in the top six playoffs.</p> <p>The Wanderers finished three points clear of the Mariners at the top of the final standings in their debut A-League season following a 3-0 win over the Newcastle Jets this weekend.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130331/football-victory-adelaides-home-advantage-playoffs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> A-League Soccer in Australia Sport in Australia AFP Sun, 31 Mar 2013 09:30:49 +0000 5797981 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Mariners player sacked after drug test - report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130404/football-mariners-player-sacked-after-drug-test-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Central Coast Mariners midfielder Troy Hearfield has been sacked by the Australian A-League club after failing a drug test, reports said on Friday.</p> <p>Hearfield, 25, underwent a doping test after a match this season against the Melbourne Heart and it revealed traces of a recreational drug, The Daily Telegraph said.</p> <p>The Mariners said Hearfield sought release from his contract earlier this year but a club statement did not refer to any drug test.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130404/football-mariners-player-sacked-after-drug-test-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> A-League Regions of New South Wales Troy Hearfield AFP Fri, 05 Apr 2013 03:30:46 +0000 5802453 at http://www.globalpost.com