Squad Announcement: Round Nine


Check out Melbourne Heart FC’s squad for this weekend’s round nine clash against Sydney FC at Allianz Stadium.

Melbourne Heart FC will be without Richard Garcia, Michael Marrone and Aziz Behich for this Sunday’s showdown against Alessandro Del Piero’s Sydney FC, which will also be missing two players due to international duty.

Brett Emerton and Terry Antonis will be missing for the Sky Blues while the Red and White have called up Tasmanian National Youth League regular Jeremy Walker into the travelling squad of 17 for the match.

Sam Mitchinson is likely to retain his spot in Heart’s squad, while Nick Kalmar and Dylan Macallister are likely to be jostling for starting berths.

Check out all the ins and outs below.

Sunday, 2 December 2012
Sydney FC v Melbourne Heart
Venue: Allianz Stadium
Kick off: 5:00 PM
Referee: Strebre Delovski
Assistant referee 1: Lance Greenshields
Assistant referee 2: Leigh Pigram
Fourth official: Stephen Lucas

Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 1HD and delayed broadcast on Sky Sport 1. ABC Radio broadcast: Updates only

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Sydney FC squad: 1. Ivan Necevski (gk), 2. Sebastian Ryall, 3. Fabio, 4. Pascal Bosschaart, 6. Jason Culina, 8. Adam Griffiths, 9. Paul Reid, 10. Alessandro Del Piero, 12. Blake Powell, 15. Terry McFlynn, 16. Joel Chianese, 18. Trent McClenahan, 20. Vedran Janjetovic (gk), 21. Yairo Yau, 22. Ali Abbas, 23. Rhyan Grant
*One to be omitted

Ins: 9. Paul Reid (promoted), 12. Blake Powell (promoted), Trent McClenahan (promoted)
Outs: 17. Terry Antonis (Qantas Socceroos international duty), 7. Brett Emerton (Qantas Socceroos international duty)
Unavailable: 17. Terry Antonis (international Duty), 7. Brett Emerton (Qantas Socceroos international duty)

Melbourne Heart squad: 1. Clint Bolton (GK), 4. Simon Colosimo, 5. Fred, 6. Patrick Gerhardt, 8. Matthew Thompson, 9. Dylan Macallister, 10. Josip Tadic, 14. GolGol Mebrahtu, 15. David Williams, 17. Jason Hoffman, 18. David Vrankovic, 19. Ben Garuccio, 20. Andrew Redmayne (GK), 21. Steven Gray, 22. Nick Kalmar, 24. Sam Mitchinson, 25. Jeremy Walker
*Two to be omitted

Ins: 25. Jeremy Walker (promoted – National Youth League)
Outs: 2. Michael Marrone (international duty – Qantas Socceroos), 11. Richard Garcia (international duty – Qantas Socceroos), 16. Aziz Behich (Qantas Socceroos international duty), 13. Jonatan Germano (Fitness – undisclosed), 23. Mate Dugandzic (broken foot 8-12 weeks), 31. Vince Grella (fitness – undisclosed)
Unavailable: Nil

Hyundai Goals for Grassroots
Congratulations to Altona City Soccer Club for being selected as the Goals For Grassroots junior club for Round 8. By virtue of Melbourne Heart scoring 3 goals this round, the club received a $4000 grant courtesy of Hyundai. To nominate your club visit www.goalsforgrassroots.com.au