Australian A-League expansion club to be called MacArthur FC

SYDNEY (AP) — The third Sydney-based club in Australia's A-League will be known as MacArthur FC and will be guided in its first season by current women's national team coach Ante Milicic.

The club's logo, featuring a bull, the black, white and ochre colors and name were unveiled in a ceremony at Campbelltown in Sydney's southwest on Wednesday.

MacArthur will be the 12th team in an expanded top-flight competition from the 2020-21 season after A-League organizers voted in favor of expansion last December.

Sydney FC was a foundation club in the revamped national competition and won the first A-League premiership title in 2006. Western Sydney Wanderers joined the competition in 2012.

A third club from Melbourne, Western United, is set to join the competition next season, joining four-time champion Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City in the national top flight.

Milicic will coach the Matildas at the Women's World Cup in France next month and at the Olympics in Tokyo next year before joining MacArthur as the club's foundation head coach.

"The timing was right for me," said Milicic, who played for Australia and was previously an assistant coach with the men's national team.

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