Football Australia has announced that CommBank Stadium in Sydney will host the Australia Cup 2022 Final between Sydney United 58 FC and Macarthur FC on Saturday, October 1.
In qualifying for the Australia Cup 2022 Final, Sydney United 58 FC become the first semi-professional outfit to feature in Australian football’s premier knockout competition in the modern era when they take on Isuzu UTE A-League Men side, Macarthur FC.
Sydney United 58 FC are a storied club who enjoyed success during the National Soccer League era, producing many Socceroos including the likes of current Socceroos Head Coach Graham Arnold, Mark Bosnich, Tim Cahill, Jason Culina, Craig Foster, Mile Jedinak, Zeljko Kalac, Eddie Krncevic, Tony Popovic, Robbie Slater, Ned Zelic and David Zdrilic.
Having played eight matches enroute to the Australia Cup 2022 Final, Sydney United 58 FC caused two major Cupsets defeating reigning Isuzu UTE A-League Champions Western United FC in the Round of 16 and Brisbane Roar FC in the Semi Final. However, they will come up against a Macarthur FC side brimming with confidence, scoring 17 goals in their four matches during the Australia Cup 2022 Final Rounds, including an empathic 5-2 victory over Oakleigh Cannons FC during their Semi Final.
The Australia Cup 2022 Final will also be the first professional Final as a Head Coach for former Trinidad & Tobago International and Manchester United Legend, Dwight Yorke. Yorke, who was appointed in May, has assembled an impressive roster heading into the 2022-23 Isuzu UTE A-League Men season including the prized signing of Daniel Arzani, who has three goals during their Australia Cup 2022 run to-date.
The Australia Cup is the only competition in Australian sport where amateur clubs get the opportunity to compete against the sport’s premier clubs, in their shared vision of being crowned Cup Winners. In 2022, 742 clubs competed in this year’s competition, with two remaining: Sydney United 58 FC and Macarthur FC.
The Australia Cup 2022 Final kicks off at 7.45pm AEST across Australia on Channel 10’s primary channel, except for Perth where the match will be broadcast on 10 Bold.