AAP Soccer

Key ins for 2019-20 W-League season

By AAP Newswire

CLUB-BY-CLUB LOOK AT THE 2019-20 W-LEAGUE SEASON

* ADELAIDE UNITED

Coach: Ivan Karlovic

Key Matildas: Mary Fowler

Internationals: Amber Brooks, Julia Ashley, Mallory Weber (USA), Lais Araujo (Brazil)

Last season: Last

Predicted finish this season: Sixth

* BRISBANE ROAR

Coach: Jake Goodship

Key Matildas: Clare Polkinghorne, Katrina Gorry, Hayley Raso, Tameka Yallop, Elise Kellond-Knight, Mackenzie Arnold

Internationals: Carson Pickett, Celeste Boureille (USA)

Last season: Second

Predicted finish this season: Fourth

* CANBERRA UNITED

Coach: Heather Garriock

Key Matildas: Karly Roestbakken

Internationals: Katie Stengel, Simone Charley, Kaleigh Kurtz (USA), Elise Thorsnes (Norway), Camila (Brazil)

Last season: Eighth

Predicted finish this season: Seventh

* MELBOURNE CITY

Coach: Rado Vidosic

Key Matildas: Steph Catley, Lydia Williams, Emily van Egmond, Ellie Carpenter, Kyah Simon, Emma Checker

Internationals: Yukari Kinga (Japan), Lauren Barnes (USA), Milica Mijatovic (Serbia), Claire Emslie (Scotland)

Last season: Fifth

Predicted finish this season: Grand final

* MELBOURNE VICTORY

Coach: Jeff Hopkins

Key Matildas: Laura Brock (nee Alleway), Jenna McCormick

Internationals: Natasha Dowie (England), Annalie Longo (NZ), Darian Jenkins (USA), Haley Hanson (USA), Emily Menges (USA)

Last season: Top, lost in semi-finals.

Predicted finish this season: Semi-finals

* NEWCASTLE JETS

Coach: Craig Deans

Key Matildas: Gema Simon

Internationals: N/A

Last season: Seventh

Predicted finish this season: Ninth

* PERTH GLORY

Coach: Bobby Despotovski

Key Matildas: N/A

Internationals: Celia Jimenez Delgado (Spain), Morgan Andrews (USA), Arianna Romero (Mexico)

Last season: Grand Finalists, fourth on table

Predicted finish this season: Eighth

* SYDNEY FC

Coach: Ante Juric

Key Matildas: Alanna Kennedy, Caitlin Foord, Chloe Logarzo

Internationals: Veronica Latsko, Aubrey Bledsoe, Sofia Huerta (USA)

Last season: Champions, third on table

Predicted finish this season: Champions

* WESTERN SYDNEY WANDERERS

Coach: Dean Heffernan

Key Matildas: Amy Harrison

Internationals: Kristen Hamilton, Lynn Williams, Sam Staab (USA), Denise O'Sullivan (Ireland)

Last season: Ninth

Predicted finish this season: Fifth.