Michael Orr

  • joined Jan 05, 2011
  • last login Jul 12, 2014
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Michael covers Australia's (and New Zealand's!) A-League for SBNation Soccer.

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Champions League quarterfinals ahead for Wanderers

A 2-0 win in the Round of 16 second leg against Sanfrecce Hiroshima sends Western Sydney into August's quarterfinals on away goals.

Wanderers fall in Round of 16 first leg in Japan

Sanfrecce Hiroshima beat Western Sydney 3-1 on Wednesday, cornering the Wanderers in the first knock out round of the Champions League.

Phil Stubbins hired by Newcastle Jets

The 51-year-old England native is the Jets' fifth manager in five years.

Brisbane win A-League double over Western Sydney

Henrique's 108th minute winner sealed the Roar's third title in four years.

Brisbane will host Western Sydney in Grand Final

The Roar and the Wanderers will compete for the A-League's biggest prize on Sunday May 4.

Frank Farina sacked at Sydney FC

Not even Alessandro Del Piero could keep Sydney good enough to save Farina's job.

Wanderers get Sanfrecce Hiroshima in Round of 16

Western Sydney's advancement into the knock out rounds sets up a date with Group F's second place finisher.

Mariners exit Champions League on late free kick

Brent Griffiths was sent off and the resulting free kick sent Sanfrecce Hiroshima into the Round of 16 instead of Central Coast.

Wanderers rout Guizhou Renhe at Parramatta

The 5-0 win sends Western Sydney to the Champions League's Round of 16 starting in early May.

Victory out of Asia after scoreless draw in Korea

A 0-0 at Jeonbuk Hyndai Motors eliminated Melbourne from the Champions League on goal difference.

Mariners headed back to semifinals

Championship rematch is set for the semifinal round after Bernie Ibini gave Central Coast a win over Adelaide United.

Late Victory goal eliminates Sydney FC

Gui Finkler won the game in injury time in what might have been Alessandro Del Piero's final professional game.

Mariners back to bottom of Group F after own-goal

John Hutchinson put one in his own net in the 92nd minute to drop Central Coast back from first to worst on Match Day 5.

Wanderers win in Korea to go top of Group H

Mark Bridge and Brendon Santalab have Western Sydney on the brink of the Round of 16.

Victory beat Evergrande in the Champions League

Goals in the early moments and dying gave Melbourne a massive win over the Champions League holders at Docklands.

A-League week 27 round-up

The A-League's finals match-ups are set after the last five regular season games were completed over the weekend.

Kewell retires after Heart blow late lead

The long-time Socceroo assisted on Heart's opener but it was not enough to hold off Western Sydney Wanderers at AAMI Park.

A-League squad lists for week 27

Harry Kewell will say goodbye while all five matches this weekend have direct finals implications.

A-League week 26 round-up

Penalties and own-goals dominated the league's penultimate round.

A-League squad lists for week 26

Short week for A-League clubs returning from Champions League but lots on the line in the penultimate round.

Victory unable to win in Japan

Yokohama F. Marinos scored three unanswered to hold off Melbourne 3-2 on Wednesday in the Champions League.

Wanderers drop Champions League game in Japan

Western Sydney took a first half lead but eventually fell 2-1 to Kawasaki Frontale.

Reddy and Seip combine to give Mariners Asian win

A 1-0 defeat of Beijing Guoan in the Champions League leaves Central Coast atop Group F.

A-League week 25 round-up

Central Coast Mariners emerged in second place after a tight weekend in the A-League.

Shorthanded goal gives Roar another A-League win

Brisbane scored after Besart Berisha saw red to end Melbourne Heart's finals dream.

A-League squad lists for week 25

Melbourne Victory get defensive cover and Wellington Phoenix will have key players back in the fold in the A-League's third-to-last week.

Harry Kewell announces his retirement

Melbourne Heart will host Western Sydney Wanderers in the Australian legend's final game.

A-League week 24 round-up

Luke Brattan's late goal gave Brisbane Roar the Premier's Plate.

Champions League loss for Mariners in Beijing

A late penalty was not enough to earn a point at Beijing Guoan on Match Day 3.

Wanderers beat Kawasaki in Champions League

Labinot Haliti scored in the third minute and Western Sydney kept a second straight Champions League clean sheet.

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