There's a lot more riding on a field in Tarneit than just a new stadium.
The A-League's fixture list has been thrown into chaos after South Melbourne sought to block Western United from staging fixtures at Lakeside.
The A-League's record goalscorer, Besart Berisha, is set to quit Australia and head back to Europe to find a new club.
Mark Rudan has been axed as Western United coach after the A-League club's failure to secure finals football.
Central Coast Mariners held off Western United to claim a 2-0 win and claim third on the A-League ladder, setting up a semifinal against Macarthur.
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Macarthur FC took a big step towards locking in an inaugural A-League finals berth with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Western United.
Melbourne Victory put an end to any A-League finals ambitions Western United still harboured after a humiliating 6-1 win at AAMI Park.
A record crowd of 24,105 fuelled Wellington Phoenix to a 3-0 win over Western United.
A-League stalwart Andrew Durante says he's made an emotional decision to finish his esteemed 20-year career at the end of the season.
Sydney FC beat Western United 1-0 after Adam Le Fondre scored a controversial penalty to condemn Mark Rudan's side to their fourth straight.
Sparked by James Troisi, Western Sydney Wanderers surged into the A-League's top six with a spectacular 5-0 home win.
A dramatic injury-time winner by Riku Danzaki lifted Brisbane to a 2-1 victory over Western United and into the A-League's top six.
Western United held on with only 10 men for over an hour to share the points in a 0-0 draw with Adelaide United at Coopers Stadium.
With the APL floating the idea of a Club Championship, ESPN has done the math to figure out which club would reign supreme if such a trophy existed.
Western United have moved into the A-League's top six after recording a 2-0 win over the Newcastle Jets on Monday night.
Ten-man Western United have held Wellington Phoenix at bay to earn a 1-1 draw and move within touching distance of the A-League's top six.
An early strike by Connor Pain secured Western United a precious 1-0 A-League win over Central Coast on Saturday.
Ben Waine's last-gasp winner has ignited Wellington Phoenix's finals hopes, helping the Kiwi A-League outfit to a 3-2 defeat of Western United.
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A first-minute Lachie Wales goal earned Western United a hard-fought victory over the struggling Newcastle Jets at McDonald Jones Stadium.
The A-League finals have taken a hit more than two months out, but the Mariners' story keeps on giving. Welcome to the Australian football wrap.
Western United staged a second half fightback to snap Melbourne City's six-game winning streak in a thrilling 2-1 victory.
The Matildas are back and searching for consistency, and someone is cutting onions in the W-League. Welcome to the ESPN Australian football wrap.
Macarthur FC ended their A-League goal drought in driving rain to beat Western United 2-1 at Campbelltown Stadium on Saturday.