Western United A-League Women squad: Round 5 vs Melbourne City

Kahli Johnson Western United

Western United’s extended squad has been confirmed for Saturday evening’s top of the table Liberty A-League Women blockbuster against Melbourne City.

Mark Torcaso will welcome back Kahli Johnson into the mix with the young attacker completing her recovery from a minor knee issue.

The bye allowed Johnson to miss only one match and take the extra week to ensure her fitness for this match.

Tyla Jay Vlajnic will line up against her former side having played 55 times for Melbourne City, while Aimee Medwin could also feature against the club where she debuted in the Liberty A-League three years ago.

Chloe Logarzo will move to 90 appearances in the competition if she takes to the pitch as she continues to increase her match minutes.

American striking duo Hannah Keane and Jessica McDonald were dominant in a pre-season friendly against City and will hope to back it up in competitive action this weekend.

The fixture will see the league’s only two remaining perfect records go head to head, setting up a tantalising spectacle at AAMI Park.

Western United squad

Western United squad: 1. Alyssa DALL’OSTE (gk), 2. Stacey PAPADOPOULOS, 5. Aimee MEDWIN, 6. Chloe LOGARZO, 7. Francesca IERMANO, 8. Jessica McDONALD, 9. Hannah KEANE, 10. Kahli JOHNSON, 11. Emma ROBERS, 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, 24. Julia SARDO

Ins: 10. Kahli JOHNSON (returns from injury), 24. Julia SARDO

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 4. Jaclyn SAWICKI (injured), 12. Harriet WITHERS (injured)

*two to be omitted

Match Details

Liberty A-League Round 5

Melbourne City vs Western United

Saturday, 17 December

Kick-off: 5:05pm AEDT

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