Round 1 squad: Melbourne City vs Western United

John Aloisi Western United

John Aloisi has named his Western United squad for the 2022/23 Isuzu UTE A-League Men opener against Melbourne City.

The Green and Black is set to renew hostilities with its crosstown rival for the first time since the Grand Final in May, where United ran out 2-0 winners to claim its first A-League Men Championship.

New signings James Troisi, Tongo Doumbia and Jacob Tratt are all in the squad and could be in line for their debuts, while Sebastian Pasquali is included for the first time since June 2021.

Western United squad

Western United squad: 1. Jamie YOUNG (gk), 4. Leo LACROIX, 5. Dylan PIERIAS, 6. Tomoki IMAI, 7. Tongo DOUMBIA, 8. Lachlan WALES, 9. Dylan WENZEL-HALLS, 10. Steven LUSTICA, 11. Connor PAIN, 14. James TROISI, 17. Ben GARUCCIO, 19. Joshua RISDON (c), 21. Sebastian PASQUALI, 26. Nicolas MILANOVIC, 27. Jacob TRATT, 37. Ryan SCOTT (gk), 38. Noah BOTIC, 44. Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY, 88. Neil KILKENNY, 99. Aleksandar PRIJOVIC.

Ins: Nil

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: Adisu Bayew (injured)

Match Details

Melbourne City vs Western United

Friday, 7 October

Kick-off: 7:45pm AEDT

AAMI Park, Melbourne

Broadcast: The match will be broadcast live on Paramount+

Tickets: Fans can come together behind the goals for just $25. Purchase tickets here.