Hyundai A-League Round 2 Preview
All the team news for Round 2 of the Hyundai A-League
After an exciting opening round that saw 17 goals, Round 2 is set to explode with the F3 Derby, another Queensland derby with Gold Coast United-s first home match at Skilled Park, and three other important matches in Melbourne, Wellington and Sydney.
This is the Official Preview for the Hyundai A-League Round 2. Please note squads are subject to change.
Stats, Facts & Milestones
Round 2 looks set for even more football action and excitement with the Hyundai A-League preparing for its 1000th goal.
With 990 goals scored in the Hyundai A-League to date, Round 2 looks set to see a new milestone in its history with the 1000th Hyundai A-League goal up for grabs and the first F3 Derby for the season when 2nd-placed Central Coast take on close neighbours, 3rd-placed Newcastle Jets.
Central Coast Mariners v Newcastle Jets Friday 14 August, 2009 Bluetongue Stadium, Gosford Local kick-off 8.00pm Referee: Ben Williams
Live & exclusive broadcast on Fox Sports 3 and Sky Sports 1. Hyundai A-League club broadcast partner is Coast FM 96.3 (Gosford). To purchase tickets visit www.ticketek.com.au
Central Coast Mariners: 1. Andrew REDMAYNE (gk), 4. Pedj BOJIC, 5. Brad PORTER, 7. John HUTCHINSON, 8. Dean HEFFERNAN, 9. Nik MRDJA, 11. Dylan MACALLISTER, 14. Michael MCGLINCHEY, 16. Nigel BOOGAARD, 18. Alex WILKINSON (c), 19. Matt SIMON, 20. Danny VUKOVIC (gk), 21. Ahmad ELRICH, 22. Nicky TRAVIS, 23. Adam KWASNIK
In: Nik MRDJA (promoted)
Out: Chris DOIG (calf)
Others Unavailable: Shane HUKE (knee - 4/5 weeks)
Newcastle Jets Squad: 1. Ben KENNEDY (gk), 2. Angelo COSTANZO, 3. Adam D-APUZZO, 4. Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY, 5. Ljubo MILICEVIC, 7. Jin-Hyung SONG, 8. Matt THOMPSON (c), 9. Sasho PETROVSKI, 11. Tarek ELRICH, 15. Sean ROONEY, 16. Jason HOFFMAN, 17. Fabio VIGNAROLI, 19. Jason NAIDOVSKI, 20. Neil YOUNG (gk), 24. Chris TRIANTIS
Others Unavailable: 6. Ben KANTAROVSKI (knee - 2 weeks), 10. Donny DE GROOT (knee - indefinite), 12. Jobe WHEELHOUSE (ankle - indefinite), 13. Shaun ONTONG (groin - 2 weeks), 18. Marko JESIC (knee - indefinite), 22. Kaz PATAFTA (back - indefinite)
Stats, Facts & Milestones The Mariners will be aiming to avoid creating a new club record for most consecutive losses at home - having lost their last three home matches. Newcastle Jets are aiming to avoid a similar record having lost their previous five matches away - never before have the Jets lost six consecutive matches on the road.
HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORDS in all official competitions All matches (played 17): Central Coast Mariners wins 5, Newcastle Jets wins 6 (6 draws). In Gosford (played 8): Central Coast Mariners wins 3, Newcastle Jets wins 1 (4 draws)
Gold Coast United v North Queensland Fury Saturday 15 August 2009 Skilled Stadium, Robina Local Kick-off: 5.30pm Referee: Chris Beath
Live & exclusive broadcast on Fox Sports 3. To purchase tickets visit www.ticketek.com.au
Gold Coast United Squad: 20.Scott HIGGINS (gk), 2.Steve PANTELIDIS, 3.Michael THWAITE, 4.Daniel PIORKOWSKI, 5.ROBSON, 7.Zenon CARAVELLA, 9.Shane SMELTZ, 10.Jason CULINA (capt), 11.MILSON, 13.Bas VAN DEN BRINK, 14.Joel PORTER, 15.Tahj MINNIECON, 16.Kristian REES, 17.Matt OSMAN, 22.Adama TRAORE, 23.Steve FITZSIMMONS, 30.Jerrad TYSON (gk - yth). *two to be omitted
In: Zenon CARAVELLA (return from groin injury), Adama TRAORE (promoted), Steve FITZSIMMONS (promoted).
Out: Adam GRIFFITHS (not selected).
Others Unavailable: JEFFERSON (knee injury - 10 weeks), James BROWN (shin injury - 1 week), Jess VANSTRATTAN (ankle injury - 2 weeks)
North Queensland Fury Squad: 1. Paul HENDERSON (gk), 2. Robbie MIDDLEBY, 3. Chris TADROSSE, 7. Jason SPAGNUOLO, 8. Shane STEFANUTTO, 9. Robbie FOWLER (c), 11. David WILLIAMS, 12. Jack HINGERT, 13. Beau BUSCH, 14. Chris GROSSMAN, 15. Fred AGIUS, 16.Paul KOHLER, 18. James ROBINSON, 19. Daniel MCBREEN, 20. Justin PASFIELD (gk)
In: 8. Shane STEFANUTTO (new signing)
Out: 17. Osama MALIK (thigh 1-2 weeks)
Others Unavailable: Jeremy BROCKIE - quadriceps (6-8 weeks), Jacob TIMPANO - hamstring (8weeks), Ufuk TALAY - calf (2-3 weeks), Scott WILSON - foot (6-8 weeks)
Stats, Facts & Milestones Gold Coast United are aiming to be the first Hyundai A-League club to win their first two matches. North Queensland Fury players Karl Dodd and Paul Kohler are each set to make their 50th Hyundai A-League appearance
HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD in all official competitions N/a
Melbourne Victory v Brisbane Roar Saturday 15 August, 2009 Etihad Stadium, Melbourne Local kick-off 7.30pm Referee: Stebre Delovski
Live & exclusive broadcast on Fox Sports 3. To purchase tickets visit www.ticketmaster.com.au
Melbourne Victory: 1.Mitchell LANGERAK (gk), 5.Surat SUHKA, 6.Leigh BROXHAM, 7.Matthew KEMP, 8.Grant BREBNER, 9.Danny ALLSOPP, 10.Archie THOMPSON, 11.NEY FABIANO, 12.Rodrigo VARGAS (c), 14.Billy CELESKI, 15.Tom PONDELJAK, 16.Carlos HERNANDEZ, 19.Evan BERGER, 20.Glen MOSS (gk), 22.Nick WARD
In: 5.Surat SUHKA (promoted)
Out: 2.Kevin MUSCAT (hamstring - 4-6 weeks)
Others Unavailable: Nil
Brisbane Roar Squad: 1. Liam REDDY (gk), 3. Luke DEVERE, 4. Craig MOORE (c), 5. Josh McCLOUGHAN, 6. David DODD, 7. Michael ZULLO, 9. Sergio VAN DIJK, 10. Charlie MILLER, 12. Matt MUNDY, 13. HENRIQUE, 15. Matt McKAY, 16. Bob MALCOLM, 17. Mitch NICHOLS, 18. Danny TIATTO, 20. Griffin McMASTER (rgk), 24. Robbie KRUSE. *one to be omitted
In: 6. David DODD (promoted), 12. Matt MUNDY (promoted)
Out: 2. Andrew PACKER (torn adductor 2-3 months)
Others Unavailable: 8. Massimo Murdocca (fractured leg - 3-4 months)
Stats, Facts & Milestones Melbourne Victory midfielder Grant Brebner is set to celebrate his 300th appearance at national league level making 192 league appearances in Scotland (with Hibernian and Dundee United) and 51 appearances in England (Cambridge, Reading and Stockport)
HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORDS in all official competitions All matches (played 12): Melbourne Victory wins 7, Brisbane Roar wins 4 (1 draw). In Melbourne (played 6): Melbourne Victory wins 3, Brisbane Roar wins 3 (0 draws)
Wellington Phoenix v Perth Glory Sunday, 16 August 2009 Westpac Stadium, Wellington Local kick-off: 5.00pm (3.00pm AEST) Referee: Peter O-Leary
Live & exclusive broadcast on Fox Sports 3 and Sky Sports 1. Hyundai A-League club broadcast partner is The Radio Network 1035 AM (Wellington) and 6PR 882 AM (Perth). To purchase tickets visit www.ticketek.co.nz
Wellington Phoenix Squad: 1. Mark PASTON (gk), 2. Manny MUSCAT, 3. Tony LOCHHEAD, 4. Jon McKAIN, 5. DIEGO, 6. Tim BROWN, 7. Leo BERTOS, 8. Paul IFILL. 9. Chris GREENACRE, 10. Michael FERRANTE, 11. DANIEL, 13. Troy HEARFIELD, 16. David MULLIGAN. 17. Vince LIA, 18. Ben SIGMUND, 20. Reece CROWTHER (gk), 21. Marco ROJAS, 22. Andrew DURANTE (c), 23. Costa BARBAROUSES. *four to be omitted
Others Unavailable: Nil
Perth Glory Squad: 1.Tando VELAPHI (gk), 4.Andy TODD, 6.Chris COYNE, 7.Jacob BURNS (c), 8.Victor SIKORA, 10.Wayne SRHOJ, 11.Branko JELIC, 12.Scott NEVILLE, 14.Eugene DADI, 15.Howard FONDYKE, 16.Adriano PELLEGRINO, 17.Todd HOWARTH, 18.Brent GRIFFITHS, 19.Naum SEKULOVSKI, 20.Aleks VRTESKI (gk), 21.Mile STERJOVSKI, 23.Andrija JUKIC *two to be omitted
In: 10.Wayne SRHOJ (return from injury)
Out: 3.Jamie COYNE (knee - 4 weeks)
Others Unavailable: Jimmy DOWNEY (knee - 6 weeks), Jamie HARNWELL (hamstring - 2 weeks), Scott BULLOCH (achilles - 2 weeks), Anthony SKORICH (hip - 7 weeks)
Stats, Facts & Milestones Wellington Phoenix defender Jon McKain is due to play his 200th national league match. McKain previously played at Brisbane Strikers in the old NSL before moving to Romania where he played with National Bucharest and Politehnica Timisoara
HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORDS in all official competitions All matches (played 6): Wellington Phoenix wins 3, Perth Glory wins 2 (1 draw) In Wellington (played 3): Wellington Phoenix wins 2, Perth Glory wins 0 (1 draw)
Sydney FC v Adelaide United Sunday 16 August, 2009 Sydney Football Stadium Local kick-off 5.00pm Referee: Matthew Breeze
Live & exclusive broadcast on Fox Sports 1. Hyundai A-League club broadcast partner is LIFE FM. To purchase tickets visit www.ticketek.com.au
Sydney FC Squad: 1. Clint BOLTON (gk), 3. Stephan KELLER, 4. Simon COLOSIMO, 5. Mitchell PRENTICE, 6. Karol KISEL, 7. Brendan GAN, 8. Stuart MUSIALIK, 9. John ALOISI, 10. Steve CORICA (c), 11. Kofi DANNING, 12. Shannon COLE, 14. Alex BROSQUE, 15. Terry MCFLYNN, 17. Matthew JURMAN, 19. Mark BRIDGE, 20. Ivan NECEVSKI (gk), 22. Sung Hwan BYUN. *two to be omitted
In: 5. Mitchell PRENTICE (promoted), 8. Stuart MUSIALIK (promoted).
Others Unavailable: 2. Sebastian RYALL (suspended - 3 weeks)
Adelaide United Squad: 1.Eugene GALEKOVIC (gk), 2.Robert CORNTHWAITE, 3.ALEMAO, 4.Iain FYFE, 6.CASSIO, 7.Lucas PANTELIS, 9.CRISTIANO, 10.Adam HUGHES, 12.Paul REID, 13.Travis DODD (c), 14.Scott JAMIESON, 15.Francesco MONTEROSSO, 16.Inseob SHIN, 17.Michael MARRONE, 20.Mark BIRIGHITTI (gk), 23.Joe COSTA, 30.Daniel GODLEY (gk). *two to be omitted
In: 16.Inseob SHIN (promoted), 20.Mark BIRIGHITTI (gk) (returns from international duty)
Others Unavailable: Daniel MULLEN (hamstring - 2 weeks), Kristian SARKIES (calf - 2 weeks), Fabian BARBIERO (groin - 2 weeks)
Stats, Facts & Milestones Adelaide United goalkeeper and reigning Hyundai A-League goalkeeper of the year Eugene Galekovic is set to make his 50th appearance in the Hyundai A-League
HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORDS in all official competitions All matches (played 14): Sydney FC wins 7, Adelaide United wins 5 (2 draws) In Sydney (played 7): Sydney FC wins 5, Adelaide United wins 1 (1 draw)
Note: Match date and kick-off times are subject to change without notice.
It-s a big week for birthdays with six teams lighting the candles for their players • It-s a big Happy Birthday to Melbourne Victory-s Danny Allsopp who today turns 31. • Central Coast Mariners Captain, Alex Wilkinson, turns 25 this Thursday while team mate Nigel Boogaard turns 23 the following day (14 August) • Newcastle Jets will also be cutting the cake for two players. Jin-Hyung Song turns 22 on Thursday while Donny De Groot turns the big 30 on Sunday • And another player turning 22 is Melbourne Victory-s Evan Berger also on Sunday