Gaining points against the Mainland teams will now be the goal for the South's best.
Three players with southern links will represent New Zealand at the OFC under-19 women's football championships.
Caversham put it all out there but came up short in its Chatham Cup quarterfinal at Hancock Park on Saturday.
Roslyn beat Southland 7-1 in wet and windy conditions in Invercargill in their Southern Football Championship clash on Saturday.
The US men's team football team has accused the US Soccer Federation of refusing to pay national team players a fair share of generated revenue.
Former English Premier League defender Steven Taylor has been handed the Phoenix captain's armband after 11 seasons in the care of Andrew Durante.