5 things to look forward to: Canberra v City

Continuing on from Tuesday

We started our season on Tuesday night with a gritty 0-0 draw away from home against Brisbane Roar.

The new look City line-up was put under plenty of pressure from the more experienced Roar team, but a good first up effort from Rado Vidosic’s squad ensured it returned to Melbourne with a point.

Next up is Canberra in another away trip as we look to improve and build on Tuesday’s performance as the chemistry in the team continues to grow.

Sunday’s match kicks off at 4.05pm and will be live on SBS, Fox Sports and also available to stream on Kayo and the My Football Live app.

More Micah saves

One of the big reasons why we were able to walk away with a point on Tuesday was an outstanding performance in goal from Teagan Micah.

In her first game for the Club Micah pulled off seven saves, with a number of them leaving Roar attackers scratching their heads trying to work out how they hadn’t scored.

With the departure of Lydia Williams in the off-season, City fans can be content knowing that the number one spot is still in very safe hands this season.

The former UCLA number one was also named player of the match on Tuesday night and will be aiming for another clean sheet on Sunday.

A potential debut?

Chinatsu Kira is now out of quarantine and this week met her teammates and joined the squad in training.

The Japanese midfielder is going to add plenty of quality and creativity to City’s attack and there’s no doubt Rado would love to have her out on the pitch as soon as possible.

The big question is how long will it take for her to reach full fitness after spending two weeks quarantining in a hotel?

You’ll have to tune in on Sunday afternoon to find out if Kira makes her City debut!

Young guns continuing to make their mark

Tuesday night saw a host of players wearing a City shirt for the first time.

Sarah Cain, Margot Robinne and Tori Tumeth all started in their W-League debuts, while striker Harriet Withers saw 45 minutes of action after being subbed on for her first appearance at the level.

Micah, Hollie Palmer, Leah Davidson, Jenna McCormick and Sam Johnson also all made their first appearances for the Club.

There were positives to take from all players, but a couple of the standouts were Cain’s passing in midfield and a couple of crucial blocks from Tumeth in defence.

Wall to wall City football

As it was on Tuesday, Sunday will also be double-header - so make sure you cancel any plans you may have had for Sunday evening!

Following our ‘Dub’ clash, the A-League squad will be in action against Adelaide with kick off at 6.05pm.

Patrick Kisnorbo’s team will be looking for another strong performance after starting their season with a 0-1 win in Brisbane thanks to a Connor Metcalfe goal.

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