The reigning Hyundai A-League champions kick off their title defence away to arch-rivals Adelaide United, who have a new coach at the helm in Barcelona legend Guillermo Amor. Expect fireworks on Friday night when Musky's men hit town.
Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat has refused to be drawn on the discussion of the A-League recognising international windows despite half a dozen players being unavailable for Friday’s season opener.
Josep Gombau’s Reds revolution continued to progress, going from sixth to third and an FFA Cup triumph last term. However, the enigmatic Spaniard announced in July he was leaving, replaced by compatriot Guillermo Amor.