Everton are bringing in the crowds. 40,000 on Saturday in Sydney. 19,000 tonight mid week in Melbourne.
Cahill has played only the 2nd half in both games and had little impact on the field. But he has made up for this off the field - promoting the games and the A-League - he was great of the ABC Offsiders particularly against Australia's conflicted sports journalist (and parter of the chief of New Corporation in Australia) Rebecca Wilson.
Still the Roar has - so far - scuffed its opportunity on Saturday. Telling its fans it is only the away team,and has no control over promotion or pricing. Crowd numbers up here will be very interesting and a portent for the season. Certainly there is zero buzz and very, very little promotion.