Coach: Heather Garriock
Home ground: McKellar Park
Titles: Two (2011-12 and 2014-15)
Squad: Haley Kopmeyer, Georgia Boric, Clare Hunt, Toni Pressley, Sarah Morgan, Ellie Carpenter, Laura Bassett, Georgia Plessas, Caitlin Munoz, Liana Danaskos, Grace Maher, Bethany Gordon, Karly Roestbakken, Taren King, Amy Sayer, Nickoletta Flannery, Ashleigh Sykes (c), Madelyn Whittall, Aoife Colvill, Michelle Heyman (c), Elise Thorsnes.
THE FIVE PLAYERS TO WATCH
1. SAM KERR (Perth Glory): The reigning W-League best-and-fairest winner has been in scintillating form for club and country in 2017. The Matildas' striker was snubbed for FIFA's best player award, but won the National Women's Soccer League MVP after becoming the competition's all-time leading goal-scorer with Sky Blue.
2. LYDIA WILLIAMS (Melbourne City): The Matildas' goalkeeper was integral in Australia winning the Tournament of Nations in the United States, over the hosts, Japan and Brazil. Williams kept a clean sheet in the Matildas' historic first ever victory over USA at the tournament and is gunning for back to back W-League titles with City.
3. ELLIE BRUSH (Western Sydney Wanderers): The former Canberra United skipper joined the Wanderers this season to accommodate her AFLW duties with the GWS Giants. Brush has been playing in the W-League since its foundation in 2008 and remains one of the best defenders in the competition.
4. MICHELLE HEYMAN (Canberra United): The Matildas' golden child and Canberra skipper has performed on the biggest stages around the world for more than a decade. Heyman has scored 56 goals in 92 W-League appearances and the Olympian has netted another 20 in 53 games for Australia. Expect another big season from the taliswoman.
5. LISA DE VANNA (Sydney FC): De Vanna may have played for more than 20 teams in the past decade but there's journeyman about the ageless Matildas striker. The 32-year-old is world class and like a fine wine only seems to get better with age. De Vanna is a huge addition to the Sky Blues and don't be surprised if she wins golden boot.
CANBERRA UNITED DRAW
October 28: Melbourne Victory v Canberra United at Epping Stadium, 4.30pm.
November 12: Canberra United v Sydney FC at McKellar Park, 4.30pm.
November 19: Newcastle Jets v Canberra United at No. 2 Sportsground, 4.30pm
November 24: Canberra United v Perth Glory at Canberra (TBA), 5.20pm
December 3: Canberra United v Brisbane Roar at McKellar Park, 4.30pm
December 10: Melbourne City v Canberra United at AAMI Park, 4.30pm
December 15: Sydney FC v Canberra United at Allianz Stadium, 5.20pm
January 7: Canberra United v Adelaide United at McKellar Park, 4.30pm
January 14: Canberra United v Western Sydney Wanderers at McKellar Park, 4.30pm
January 20: Perth Glory v Canberra United at Hay Park, 7.30pm.
January 28: Canberra United v Newcastle Jets at McKellar Park, 4.30pm
February 4: Brisbane Roar v Canberra United at Suncorp Stadium, 4.30pm