The yanks are coming and they're bringing the NWSL quality with them, let's just hope they don't forget the massive atmosphere as well!
SYDNEY'S AMERICANS SAVE THE DAY
As far as US imports go, they don't come much bigger than the current NWSL goalkeeper of the year, a Hope Solo-esque intimidatingly talented shot-stopper by the name of Aubrey Bledsoe.
It's a credit to Ante Juric and co that they were able to lock-down Bledsoe, who would have had her pick of Europe's top clubs, for another season with the Sky Blues.
We've talked about her at some length as well recently but because there simply wasn't space in our Sydney preview to discuss Sydney's star US imports, here's where we can gush.
Bledsoe is your typical tactical keeper. She organises a defensive line so proficiently she literally becomes another centreback, rushing out with poise and confidence to nip dangerous situations in the bud before a save becomes necessary.
But she can save them too, just check out this for a second...
Oh it's gonna be a good derby, we tells ya.
But Bling FC aren't done yet. They've also re-signed Sofia Huerta, the dual Mexican-US international who's so good that let her play for two national teams.
Huerta comes back to the W-League showing that she can play just about any position on the park, bringing a sense of defensive tactical prowess to what is otherwise a very attacking skillset.
She's upper her goalscoring of late for Houston Dash, possibly a leftover from her prolific end to last season with Sydney, meaning she is quite literally a triple threat.
Between Sydney and our next club, the pick of the NWSL are right here in the W-League this season.