W-League must be bold as it begins life after Sam Kerr
If a consortium, bidder, governing body or even an existing club has enough money for only a men's team but not a women's team then that organisation does not have the required cash to operate what should be the minimum for any professional, 21st century sporting franchise - a men AND women's program, writes Anthony Colangelo.Kerr has been the league’s face and has generated much of its mainstream media attention for many years but it can thrive without her.
Barbarouses ’ first Sydney FC goal makes it four. What a moment for Kosta Barbarouses ! Barbarouses skipped past one defender, cut inside and around keeper Glen Moss and then tapped it into an open goal for his fist Sydney FC goal in the Hyundai A - League .
Konstantinos "Kosta" Barbarouses (Greek: Κωνσταντίνος "Κώστας" Μπαρμπαρούσης; born 19 February 1990) is a New Zealand professional footballer who plays in Australia's A - League for
Two goals in seven minutes have given Sydney FC a 2-1 win over A-League rivals Melbourne Victory.
Former Victory champion now Sydney star Kosta Barbarouses scored the winning goal in Sunday evening's tense encounter at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium and made good on his pre-game promise not to celebrate.
With the match tied at 1-1, Barbarouses scored against his former club in the 68th minute after Rhyan Grant's shot bounced off the crossbar in heavy traffic.
The 16,116-strong Sydney crowd went wild, but Barbarouses was stoic as he made good on his word not to react if he scored against his former team.
Victory set for A-League personnel dilemma
Melbourne Victory earned a draw against Wellington Phoenix but will have a depleted A-League squad against Sydney FC due to injuries and international call-ups.There are no international breaks this season but the A-League moved Victory's clash with the Sky Blues, who had the bye in round five, from Saturday to Sunday to allow Rhyan Grant and Andrew Redmayne to return for the Big Blue - while Kosta Barbarouses turned down a New Zealand call-up.
Sydney FC have made it two-from-two this pre-season after a dominant 3-0 win over St George at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium. Adam Le Fondre opened the scoring for Steve Corica’s side midway through the first-half, before off-season recruit Kosta Barbarouses doubled the lead just before the break.
Sydney FC confirm signing of Barbarouses as potential marquee. Sydney FC have wasted no time in bolstering their forward line for their A - League title defence after signing Kosta Barbarouses from rivals Melbourne Victory, securing the New Zealand International striker on a lucrative three-year deal.
However, the assist from Grant was just as important in his 200th match for the club.
For Victory, it was a hostile welcome to the scene of last season's 6-1 loss in the finals to their Sydney counterparts.
And in case they had forgotten the dismal result, an enormous banner graced the northern end of the ground as a reminder, reading "one fateful night in Sydney..." along with illustrations of each of Sydney's six goals from the match.
Sydney had all the ball early but failed to create promising chances to score.
They maintained the pressure through until the end of the first half, but Victory didn't yield - and it paid off just before halftime.
Prolific striker Ola Toivonen opened the scoring in the 45th minute with his fourth goal of the season, heading the ball in next to the post off a brilliant pass from Josh Hope to take the 1-0 lead.
Barbarouses defends his All Whites snub
Sydney FC star Kosta Barbarouses will be a notable absentee when the New Zealand All Whites face Ireland in a soccer friendly in Dublin.Barbarouses will be a notable absentee when the All Whites face Ireland in Dublin on Friday in Dublin, new coach Danny Hay's first match in charge of the national team.
+ As Sydney FC prepare to face Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday evening (AEST), Kosta Barbarouses remembers the first time he met At the time, Neymar was turning heads around the globe for homeland club Santos before his eventual move to La Liga giants Barcelona in 2013.
Sydney FC respond to derby defeat with crushing win over Jets. Steve Corica’s side flexed their muscle after the break, scoring twice more through an own goal from Jets defender Johnny Koutroumbis and another to Kosta Barbarouses , his first for the club .
The Swede had another chance when he was fouled just after halftime by Grant, but his kick sailed over the crossbar.
Sydney responded in the 61st minute as Adam Le Fondre headed in a goal after a wealth of possession to level at 1-1, followed soon after by the winning Barbarouses goal.
International duty robbed Victory of Storm Roux, Kenny Athiu, Thomas Deng and Elvis Kamsoba. German international Tim Hoogland (quad) and Socceroo Andrew Naboout (hamstring) remain sidelined with injury.
The depleted Victory, winning just one of six games this season, were valiant in defeat against their arch rivals.
Victory next play Adelaide United at Coopers Stadium, while Sydney FC travel to Perth to face the Glory.
A-League membership: Every club's prices compared .
The prices for memberships next season are in with some disparity across the eleven clubsWith pre-season well underway for players, clubs have been quick to settle on how much it will cost fans to attend their games in the 2019-20 season.