Reds take on Victory in a closed pre-season trial


Adelaide United continues it’s pre-season training with a closed trial match against Melbourne Victory at Coopers Stadium on Friday.

While the game is closed to the public, it gives Head Coach Josep Gombau a chance to work on some new movements.

“Some movements are new. Last week we played with three and tomorrow we have something new that I want to try,” said Gombau.

“We are treating this like a training session where we’ve just brought in another team to prepare our movements.

“It’s important for our players to get minutes against another A-league team.

The locked doors match will give the youngsters another opportunity to prove themselves while also giving new signing Craig Goodwin a chance to play his first match with his new teammates.

To follow the match, tune into the Adelaide United Official Twitter Account and Facebook Page for updates.


Match Details
Closed Pre-Season Trial
Friday 12 September 2014
Adelaide United FC v Melbourne Victory
Coopers Stadium
Kick-Off: 3:00pm

Note: This match is a closed session.


Adelaide United FC Squad:
Eugene Galekovic, Nigel Boogaard, Dylan McGowan, Pablo Sánchez, Isaias, Sergio Cirio, Bruce Djite, Mark Ochieng, Dylan Smith, Craig Goodwin, Jimmy Jeggo, Tarek Elrich, Bruce Kamau, Anthony Costa, Nathan Konstandopoulos, Jordan Pudler, Ruon Tongyik, Sergio Serret

Unavailable: Cameron Watson (broken toe), Marcelo Carrusca (calf), Fabio Ferreira (ankle), Cassio (hamstring), Michael Marrone (broken leg), Osama Malik (calf strain), Jordan Elsey (broken arm), John Hall (knee), Paul Izzo (Young Socceroos), Ben Warland (Young Socceroos), Awer Mabil (Young Socceroos)


Melbourne Victory Squad:
Coe (GK), Geria, Broxham (c), Finkler, Berisha, Thompson, Pain, Nabbout, Mahazi, Delpierre, Murnane, Thomas (GK), Makarounas, Leijer, Dover, Ridesic