MetroStars to face A-League side in friendly
North Eastern MetroStars will face Hyundai A-League side Adelaide United in a trial game next Tuesday night.
It will be the A-League side's first game of their pre-season as they look ahead to their FFA Cup game against Melbourne Knights on the 7th August. It will also the first game under new manager Gertjan Verbeek.
Robbie Saraceno's MetroStars team will be looking forward to testing themselves against A-League opposition. Dylan Smith and Liam Wooding have spent time with United in their A-League squad, both making appearances in the A-League. Fabian Babiero is also set to face the club he made 96 appearances for in all competitions (A-League, Asian Champions League and Club World Cup). Tom Strain may well find himself being marked upfront by his younger brother Ryan, who is part of United's squad.
MetroStars Squad: 1. Isaac Carmody, 3. Cohan Morris, 5. Tim Henderson, 6. Lachlan Barr, 7. Michael D'Aloisio (c), 8. Rocky Callisto, 9. Thomas Strain, 10. Anthony Solagna, 11. Matthew Charalambous, 12. Benjamin Head, 14. Dylan Smith, 15. Liam Wooding, 16. Alexander Jakob, 17. Matthew Dawber, 18. Fabian Barbiero, 19. Cooper O’Donnell, 20. Cameron O'Doherty, 22. Hamish Gow, 23. Christian Esposito, 24. Nahuel Bonada 25. Jackson O’Donnell, 26. Stefan Cali
Adelaide United Squad: 1. Daniel Margush, 2. Michael Marrone, 4. Ryan Strain, 6. Vince Lia, 7. Ryan Kitto, 8. Riley McGree, 11. Craig Goodwin, 14. George Blackwood, 16. Nathan Konstandopoulous, 17. Nikola Mileusnic, 18. Lachlan Brook, 20. Paul Izzo, 22. Michael Jakobsen, 23. Jordan Elsey, 24. Pacifique Niyongabire, 26. Ben Halloran, 27. Louis D'Arrigo, 30. Isaac Richards, 31. Mirko Boland, 32. Carlo Armiento
Fabian Barbiero made 96 appearances for Adelaide United, scoring 8 goals.
Photo credit: Adam Butler
Adelaide United vs. MetroStars Tuesday 16th June - 7PM