FFA round of 32 matches on Wednesday will give thousands of A-League fans their first opportunity to watch their favourite team's recent signings in action.
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne Victory, Newcastle, Perth, Sydney FC, Wellington and Western Sydney will all be in action amid ongoing off-season recruitment.
Sydney host Robbie Fowler's revamped Roar at Leichhardt Oval, with many eager to see how the Liverpool great goes in his first competitive outing as a full-time coach.
Fowler has overseen a complete squad overhaul with Jai Ingham's arrival last week taking the number of new faces at the club to 12.
There's been plenty of change at the Sky Blues as well after their championship win with the retirement of captain Alex Brosque, striker Siem De Jong returning to Dutch giants Ajax after his season-long loan and fringe Socceroos midfielder Josh Brillante moving to Melbourne City.
Kiwi attacker Kosta Barbarouses will be keen to make an instant impression at his fourth A-League club after his move to Sydney from Melbourne Victory while Alexander Baumjohann, Luke Brattan and Ryan McGowan are among other new faces for Steve Corica's men.
Socceroos forwards Robbie Kruse and Andrew Nabbout return to Australian domestic action after their returns to Melbourne Victory from Germany and Japan respectively.
Nabbout will be facing former club Newcastle on Wednesday night at AAMI Park.
Adelaide begin their cup defence against former NSL giants Melbourne Knights.
A parochial Knights Stadium crowd is sure to give Curacao international Michael Maria and Norwegian striker Kristian Opseth an intimidating welcome to Australian football while Riley McGree will be keen to impress on his return for the Reds.
Grand finalists Perth Glory host coach Tony Popovic's former club Western Sydney at Dorrien Gardens with former Melbourne City striker Bruno Fornaroli looking to get straight among the goals for the Glory.
Popovic has lost the services of Socceroos left-back Jason Davidson after his move to South Korea while Irish veteran Andy Keogh's contract was mutually terminated last week.
The Wanderers arrive in Perth with a new-look squad after Markus Babbel conducted a player cleanout at the end of last season.
A dozen players were let go by the Wanderers who have made five signings so far this transfer window including ex-Polish international Radoslaw Majewski, Swiss midfielder Pirmin Schwegler and ex-Adelaide defender McGowan.
All three new faces featured in last month's friendly defeat to English club Leeds at Bankwest Stadium.
The new-look Phoenix face a tricky tie away at ex-NSL club Brisbane Strikers.
Rookie coach Ufuk Talay's squad has been decimated with off-season departures with Rory Krishna, David Williams, Filip Kurto, Andrew Durante, Max Burgess and Sarpreet Singh.
Although the Perry Park game should be somewhat of a homecoming for ex-Roar defender Luke DeVere, with former Socceroo to make his debut for the Phoenix back in Brisbane.