Veteran striker leads Sydney charge

He's been a key member of the Sydney FC's side since the very beginning, and this-season Steve Corica has recaptured some of his best-ever form to be among the Hyundai A-League's most dangerous attackers.

When Sydney FC kicked off its current Hyundai A-League campaign experience was thin on the ground, with many of the club-s established stars sitting on the sidelines.

But one man who was there in the thick of the action, right where he-s been since the beginning was Steve Corica, and after guiding his side to an important draw in the opening round, the ever-green attacker has led the charge during the first three games as his club has climbed to the top of the table.

Strong starts haven-t always been a feature of Sky Blue sides in previous seasons, but Corica puts the current success down to the strength of this-year-s squad.

“Kossie-s got some quality players in, even though they all haven-t been there at times,” said the 35-year-old following Sunday-s 5-2 win over Perth. “Players are starting to come back now and we-re starting to get a good team together and we-re playing some good football.”

A penalty in the first half of the win over the Glory made Corica Sydney-s all-time highest scorer in Hyundai A-League action, with his 15th FC goal surpassing the previous mark set by now Central Coast striker, Sasho Petrovski.

It-s clear the Sydney stalwart is enjoying his football at the moment, and with most of the club-s stars now fit and firing, he-ll have plenty of support over the coming weeks and months as the team chases its second title.

“It-s good to have Johnny and Poppa back as well, two weeks off now, little bit of a rest and back into it, said Corica.”

Along with the rest of its Hyundai A-League rivals, Sydney FC will take a break from the action this-weekend, before travelling north to take on Newcastle on September 13.