The new A-League Men season is set to kick off, with plenty of Subway Socceroos and Australian youth representatives involved!
As the lead-up to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 continues, take a team-by-team which Subway Socceroos are set to be involved, plus the Olyroos looking to kick on after the AFC U23 Asian Cup Uzbekistan and Young Socceroos recently returned from the U-20 Costa Cálida Supercup in Spain.
Central Coast Mariners
Two of the most notable inclusions in September's Subway Socceroos squad, both Jason Cummings and Newcastle United-bound Garang Kuol are set to kick off their campaigns with the Central Coast Mariners.
Goalkeeper Danny Vukovic is also back at the Gosford-based club and will be keen to impress, having taken on the captain's armband after returning.
U23's Jacob Farrell and Josh Nisbet are back for the Mariners after representing the Australia U23's at the AFC U23 Asian Cup in June, while they also boast Young Socceroo Nectarios Triantis among their ranks.
Out of all the A-League Men teams, Melbourne City currently boast the highest Subway Socceroos representation based off recent call-ups.
Jamie Maclaren, Mathew Leckie and Marco Tilio are expected to be the impetus behind a potent City forward line. Subway Olyroos fullback Jordan Bos will also be looking to gain more minutes after a promising campaign last time out.
Raphael Borges Rodrigues and James Nieuwenhuizen are the recently called-up Young Socceroos in their ranks.
Peru shootout hero Andrew Redmayne will be keen to hit the ground running with the Sky Blues, as will defender Rhyan Grant and help lead a bounce-back campaign after missing finals last season.
Striker Patrick Wood and Patrick Yazbek will be looking to kick on following breakout seasons that led to representing the Subway Olyroos at the AFC U23 Asian Cup 2023 in June.
Adrian Segecic is a Young Socceroo to watch, having recently scored for the U20's over in Spain and also finding the back of the net for the Sky Blues at senior level throughout their Australia Cup campaign.
Craig Goodwin will again be integral to the success of Adelaide United's chances of making finals, with the winger keen to put behind an interrupted pre-season that saw him out of contention to be called up for the Subway Socceroos in Septe,ber.
Young goalkeeper Joe Gauci will also be one to keep an eye on after enjoying a breakout season with the Reds and experiencing a solid tournament with the Subway Olyroos at the AFC U23 Asian Cup 2023 in Uzbekistan. Louis D'Arrigo and Bernardo, who both scored at that tournament for the U23s will also be keen to kick on, although the latter will miss the first three months with injury.
Subway Young Socceroo Steven Hall will be amongst Adelaide's goalkeeping stocks, with Kane Vidmar involved in the youth system.
One exciting name is Nestory Irankunda - currently in camp with the Subway Joeys - who already has three goals in 13 league appearances at just 16 years of age.
Nick D'Agostino, Ben Folami, and Chris Ikonomidis have all been part of the Subway Socceroos camps in the last year. D'Agostino in particular proved a revelation for Melbourne Victory, scoring 12 goals under Tony Popovic and will no doubt be determined to consolidate a strong campaign as Victory look to make another tilt at the title.
Other Youth Representatives
Kai Trewin - Brisbane Roar
Jordan Courtney-Perkins - Brisbane Roar (on loan from Raków Częstochowa)
Ramy Najjarine - Western Sydney Wanderers
Kusini Yengi - Western Sydney Wanderers
Subway Young Socceroos
Sam Klein - Brisbane Roar
Archie Goodwin - Newcastle Jets
Chris Donnell - Perth Glory
Joseph Forde - Perth Glory
Kaelan Majekodunmi - Perth Glory
Alexander Badolato - Western Sydney Wanderers
Alessandro Lopane - Western Sydney Wanderers
Jack Warshawsky - Western Sydney Wanderers
Rhys Bozinovski - Western United