Adelaide United have been drawn against Redlands United in Queensland in the Round of 32 of the Westfield FFA Cup.
In the competition’s history, Adelaide United has faced just one Member Federation Club – Darwin Olympic in 2015 – while has played seven Hyundai A-League clubs.
Adelaide were the inaugural winners of the Westfield FFA Cup in 2014 and made it to the Quarter-finals in 2015 before being knocked out of the competition by eventual winners, Melbourne Victory.
United are going into this season’s Westfield FFA Cup after coming off a historic Hyundai A-League Premiership and Championship double in 2016, but Head Coach, Guillermo Amor, says Redlands United will be no easy battle.
“We are excited to be playing against Redlands United in the first round of the FFA Cup this season,” Amor said. “I am sure they will be looking forward to playing the A-League Champions as well.
“At this stage, we do not know a lot about how Redlands United play their football, but we have time to do our research and we will have to be ready for a tough match away from home.
“They have done very well to qualify for this tournament and they will have some momentum when they play against us.
“In football, no game is an easy game and anything can happen. So we will focus on having a good mentality for this match and we will prepare for it like any other.
“We play football to win trophies and the FFA Cup is another chance for us to win something, so we will do everything we can to move forward from this round and keep progressing in the competition.”