The countdown is well and truly on to the Westfield Matildas’ two-game series against China later this month.
Find out what’s ahead for some of our international stars in Round 2 of the Westfield W-League.
LISA DE VANNA
Australia’s co-captain is in line for her Sydney FC debut on Saturday in a huge boost for the Sky Blues.
The dynamic De Vanna will lead from the front against Emily van Egmond’s Newcastle Jets.
Another big-name inclusion, the world-class goalkeeper should be a calming influence on a shell-shocked Melbourne City.
Keeping a second clean sheet in what will be her third Melbourne derby would go a long way to securing a morale-boosting three points.
Looking to put the record straight after conceding four against Glory and there’s no better way to do that than with a commanding display on Friday night in the Melbourne Derby.
Her battle with Victory striker Natasha Dowie should be fascinating.
The winger has enjoyed a stellar 2017, scoring six goals on the way to an NWSL championship with Portland Thorns while carving out an important role for the national team.
She’s now back at Brisbane Roar and set to play her first home match in orange since 2014.
In for a big test at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday. But the grander the occasion, the more you expect from the Westfield Matildas spearhead.