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SBD Global/June 6, 2014/Franchises
Melbourne Heart Rebrands As Melbourne City; Club Denied Sky Blue Kits By Sydney FC
Published June 6, 2014
GUEST PLAYER: In Sydney, Dominic Bossi reported Melbourne City signed Spain's all-time leading goalscorer, David Villa, to a 10-game stint as a guest player. It is the signing of Villa, "who rivals Alessandro del Piero as the best player ever to play in Australia, that has captured the imagination of the public." Melbourne City "will now turn their attention to filling the foreign marquee position and two other visa-player spots and will benefit from a salary cap loop-hole in their hunt" (SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 6/5).