Melbourne City FC kick-off their Westfield W-League 2019/20 season when they travel to Newcastle to take on the Jets at No.2 Sportsground on Sunday. Ahead of the clash, we take a look at the five things we’re looking forward to.
Let’s get started!
It’s been 10 long months since we last saw our team in action, but they’re back and raring to go ahead of Sunday’s clash with the Jets in Newcastle.
We’re on enemy territory and we’re up for the challenge as we look to kick-off our season with three points on the road.
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A star recruit returns home
Australian international Emily van Egmond will visit her hometown club, Newcastle, in Round 1.
After crossing over from the Jets to City in the offseason, van Egmond won’t have to wait long to take on her former side.
It’s shaping up as a big game for the 26-year-old, who will take on her former teammates in her first match in new colours. It’s set to be a memorable game for our star recruit, who will be looking to return to Melbourne with all three points.
Sunday’s clash with Newcastle is the first opportunity for City fans to see the team’s new recruits in action.
With a mix of quality internationals, City’s side has been bolstered considerably by the acquisition of key players, including Scottish attacker Claire Emslie, Serbian international Milica Mijatovic and Matildas trio Emily van Egmond, Emma Checker and Ellie Carpenter.
City’s new stars will be looking to make a lasting first impression when they run out for the first time in City colours.
Back-to-back road trips
Rado Vidosic’s squad will commence their 2019/20 season with back-to-back road trips.
City starts their campaign in Newcastle this Sunday, before hitting the road again in Round 2 when they take on Canberra United at McKellar Park.
City fans will need to wait until Round 3 to see their team in action, when the squad hosts Adelaide United in Shepparton on Saturday 30 November.
It’s a tough task to open the season with consecutive road trips, but a challenge that can no doubt propel the team into the best possible start.
The return to finals football starts here
Missing out on finals football by goal difference last season hurt, there’s no doubt about that.
It was the first season in the Club’s history that we missed out on a top four finish and we’re determined to return to playing finals football.
With 12 regular season games in the season, every point counts, and that journey begins this Sunday.
City take on Newcastle Jets at No.2 Sportsground on Sunday 17 November, kick-off 6:00pm AEDT.