The view from Australia

Del Piero kicks-off new era for A-League

September 5, 2012
By Rob Brooks
"The winner is Sydney, Australia." These words echoed around the globe when Juan Antonio Samaranch announced the host city of the 2000 Olympic Games. And the phrase is just as important now that the race to sign Italian legend Alessandro Del Piero has come to a close.

To point out the obvious, the capture of Del Piero by A-League club Sydney FC is significant. So significant, in fact, that it can be compared to David Beckham moving to Los Angeles to become the face of the MLS.

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