Glory deny Dodd new deal

Former Socceroo Travis Dodd’s outstanding 18-year domestic career may be over with Perth Glory confirming he won’t be offered a new deal with the club.

Glory announced on Friday the end of the injury-struck 34-year-old’s time with the club.

Dodd has spent this season on the sidelines following an anterior cruciate ligament injury suffered 12 months ago.

After consultation with the club’s medical team, Glory decided against offering Dodd a new deal, potentially marking the end of a career where he won two Socceroos caps and represented Adelaide City, Newcastle Jets, Parramatta Power, Adelaide United and Perth over 18 years.

It's unclear if Dodd will officially retire but he has begun to forge a promising media career working as a Fox Sports commentator and an expert side-line analyst for the ABC's Hyundai A-League commentary team.

"Travis is an extremely popular member of our team, a true fan favourite," Glory CEO Jason Brewer said in a Members’ release.

"He is a thorough professional and respected by everyone involved here at the club.

"It has been an absolute pleasure to work with such a professional leader in times of success and uncertainty, and on behalf of everyone at the club we wish Travis Dodd all the best.

“Given the severity of his injury, Travis has been unable to play this season and will continue his rehabilitation and recovery work with the club.”