The Australian team has now won their last eight games in all competitions, and have been victorious in all but one of them.
They are unbeaten in five matches in the new season, and the most recent was a 3-2 victory over the US in Manchester last Friday.
“This is a remarkable achievement for us, and I think we have a very strong team,” said captain Nick Riewoldt, who has been instrumental in the club’s resurgence.
“We’re looking forward to getting on the pitch for our first game in the A-League against Sydney FC on Saturday (Wednesday).”
“We’ve been through a tough couple of years and we’ve learned a lot about ourselves, and now we’re excited to get back to playing football,” he said.
The win against the United State marked a remarkable turnaround for the club.
It was their first win over an MLS team, and it was their fourth in a row.
In the lead-up to that game, they had only conceded two goals in their previous six matches.
They were down 2-1 to the United Arab Emirates in their last game of the season.
But the US opened the scoring early in the second half, with goalkeeper Alex Muylskey putting in a fine save to deny a surging Nick Rondon.
After that, Rondon put the game out of reach, finishing off a fine finish to win it for the visitors.
Australia had already won the first two matches of the campaign before this, and had been the subject of several chants of “Roo, Roo, Rambo” from the home crowd as they began the process of regaining momentum.
Riewoldts team started with a 2-0 win over Uruguay in their opening match of the new year.
However, they lost 1-0 to Costa Rica in the Copa Libertadores.
As they began to regain their rhythm, the Aussies struck early, taking the lead against the U.S. with a goal from Rondon, but they were forced to settle for a point after an injury-time goal-line clearance.
A loss to Costa Rico would have seen Australia’s unbeaten run to six matches come to an end, and would have meant they had no points to play for.
With the win, Australia are now unbeaten in eight matches and sit four points clear of the top eight.
Head coach Paul Okon has been pleased with his team’s form, saying the Aussie attack is getting back to its best.
He said: “The last 10 days has been very tough.
It’s been hard to play against the teams we’ve faced.
But we’ve been working hard and getting back in the game.
We’ve taken the right approach for our game against Costa Rica and are getting better each week.
I’m pleased with the way our players are performing.”
“It’s really important for us to keep our form, keep getting better and get back on track.”
Rondon said it was a fantastic result for the squad.
‘We have a strong team’After a shaky start to the new campaign, Australia have gone on to finish the season with a 10-match unbeaten run, winning three games in a span of four days.
Last week, Riewolds team beat Honduras 4-0 and Paraguay 2-2.
Then, the Socceroos had a tough night in Australia’s home ground of Etihad Stadium, falling to the Republic of Ireland 2-3.
And then they won the match against Mexico 3-0, with Rondon and co scoring the goals.
Now, the team has a chance to secure its spot in the finals of the AAF Cup.
Follow all the latest results from the 2017 A-Liga season here: “When you’re losing and you’ve lost the last three games you’re in a bad way, but it’s a team that’s been working really hard,” Riewsons teammate Josh Brillant said.
“I think we’re a strong group of players and we’re looking at a great opportunity for us at the end of the year.”
The squad includes a new signing, midfielder Josh Brillants son, and former Adelaide City and Brisbane Roar defender, Luke Brillant.
Blindside striker Jordan Rhodes will start at right-back, while Jack Steele is a doubt with a hamstring injury.
Ben McKendry is set to start at centre-back and Josh Riewosts and James Troisi are both expected to start as well.
There are four new players in the squad, with Josh Rondon playing for the first time in the league, after spending last season on loan at Melbourne City.
Matt Meehan, Daniel Rioli and Luke O’Connor are all