Teen sensations Garang Kuol and Nestory Irankunda are among the many proficient young Australians who will get to indicate their wares against Barcelona after being named within the A-League Males All Stars squad.
A-Leagues commissioner Greg O’Rourke picked Mariners revelation Kuol and Wellington playmaker Reno Piscopo to affix the squad of 30 for Wednesday’s sport at Accor Stadium.
Melbourne Metropolis and Socceroos young gun Marco Tilio, 20, has additionally been chosen.
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Kuol, the 17-year-old brother of former Mariners star Alou Kuol, has scored 4 objectives for Central Coast and has constantly supplied spark and sophistication off the bench, whereas 23-year-old Piscopo was Wellington’s primary inventive outlet.
Adelaide’s Irankunda, 16, has impressed together with his capability to attain sensible objectives late in cameo appearances.
“We want to show the world how much young talent we have in the A-Leagues, and both Garang and Reno have produced some extraordinary moments this season,” O’Rourke stated.
“It’s important that as well as some of our decorated, experienced stars, we put the next generation in the spotlight – and to earn their places, both have shown fans what they can do this year.
“Final 12 months we noticed Alou Kuol take the A-League by storm, and now his brother is threatening to do the identical, whereas Reno Piscopo is an Olyroo with nice imaginative and prescient and talent.”
Socceroos aspirant Jason Cummings, who starred at Central Coast, has also been included.
The team is otherwise headlined by established Socceroos, including golden boot winner Jamie Maclaren.
Up to seven players will be unavailable due to the upcoming ALM grand final depending on who qualifies out of Melbourne City, Adelaide, Melbourne Victory and Western United.
Of the 30-man squad, 13 players were fan-voted, 15 were selected by coach Dwight Yorke and his Australian-based coaching panel and Piscopo and Kuol were picked by O’Rourke.
A-LEAGUE ALL STARS SQUAD
Nestory Irankunda, Isaias, Craig Goodwin, Scott Neville, Jay O’Shea, Garang Kuol, Kye Rowles, Jason Cummings, Filip Kurto (GK), Adrian Mariappa, Marco Tilio, Mathew Leckie, Jamie Maclaren, Curtis Good, Jake Brimmer, Roderick Miranda, Jason Davidson, Daniel Penha, Beka Mikeltadze, Callum Timmins, Andrew Redmayne (GK), Anthony Caceres, Rhyan Grant, Milos Ninkovic, Reno Piscopo, Jack Rodwell, Adama Traore, Ben Garuccio, Leo Lacroix, Jamie Young (GK)