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Western United A-League Women Squad: Round 16 vs Sydney FC

Western United A-League Women

Western United faces a mouth-watering top of the table clash against Sydney FC in the Liberty A-League Women this weekend, and Mark Torcaso’s extended squad is in for the fixture.

Kahli Johnson will miss the trip to face her former side due to being called into international duty with the Young Matildas as they begin their qualification campaign for the 2024 AFC U20 Women’s Asian Cup.

The winger enjoyed a breakout game last week with a scintillating double against Newcastle Jets, but Torcaso will still have a number of strong options with the likes of Hannah Keane and Danielle Steer ready to spearhead the attack.

New signing Tiana Jaber comes straight into the 18-player list after completing her signing on an injury replacement deal during the week.

The 22-year-old full-back has adjusted immediately to training and will be eager to see the pitch for the first time in the Green and Black.

Jaber, who will take the No.25 shirt at United, has returned to the Liberty A-League having previously represented Newcastle Jets and Western Sydney Wanderers.

The remainder of the extended squad remains the same as last week with all of United’s stars remaining fit and ready to play.

Stacey Papadopoulos is continuing to work towards her return while Harriet Withers and Aimee Medwin remain longer-term absentees.

Full Western United squad

Western United squad: 1. Alyssa DALL’OSTE (gk), 3. Silver Bell MORRIS, 4. Jaclyn SAWICKI, 7. Francesca IERMANO, 9. Hannah KEANE, 11. Emma ROBERS, 13. Danielle STEER, 14. Natasha DAKIC, 15. Adriana TARANTO, 16. Melissa TARANTO, 18. Aleksandra SINCLAIR, 19. Tyla Jay VLAJNIC, 20. Sydney CUMMINGS, 21. Hillary BEALL (gk), 22. Alana CERNE, 23. Angie BEARD, 24. Julia SARDO, 25. Tiana JABER

Ins: 3. Silver Bell MORRIS, 7. Francesca IERMANO, 25. Tiana JABER (new signing)

Outs: 10. Kahli JOHNSON (international duty)

Unavailable: 2. Stacey PAPADOPOULOS (injured), 5. Aimee MEDWIN (injured), 12. Harriet Withers (injured)

*two to be omitted

Match Details

Liberty A-League Women Round 16

Sydney FC vs Western United

Sunday, 5 March

Kick-off: 4:00pm AEDT

Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Sydney

Broadcast: The match will be broadcast live and free on 10Play, and on Paramount+