The recent signing of Korean defender Byun Sung-Hwan from K-League club Jeju United on a two year deal goes a long way toward filling the space left after former Qantas Socceroo Tony Popovic retired midway through last season to take up a coaching position within the club.

From their 12 pre-season matches Sydney FC are undefeated, have scored an impressive 25 goals and conceded just one goal in 1080 minutes of football.

Lavicka is not getting carried away with this early success and has been very careful with the amount of game time that he has given individual players to ensure that they will be ready for the start of the season.

 

Current Squad: John ALOISI, Clint BOLTON (gk), Mark BRIDGE, Alex BROSQUE, Sung-Hwan BYUN, Adam CASEY, Shannon COLE, Simon COLOSIMO, Steve CORICA, Kofi DANNING, Brendan GAN, Anthony GOLEC, Rhyan GRANT, Matthew JURMAN, Karol KISEL, Terry MCFLYNN, Stuart MUSIALIK, Ivan NECEVSKI (gk), Chris PAYNE, Mitchell PRENTICE and Sebastian RYALL.

Re-signed: Alex Brosque (2 years), Adam Casey (2 years), Shannon Cole (3 years), Ivan Necevski (1 year).

In: Karol Kisel (Sparta Prague, Czech Republic - 1 year), Sebastian Ryall (Melbourne Victory - 2 years), Kofi Danning (Sydney FC NYL - 2 years), Brendan Gan (Sydney FC NYL - 2 years), Antony Golec (Sydney FC NYL - 2 years), Rhyan Grant (Sydney FC NYL - 2 years), Matthew Jurman (Sydney FC NYL - 2 years), Byun Sung-Hwan (Jeju United, Korea Republic - 2 years)

Out: Adam Biddle (released), Beau Busch (North Queensland Fury), Mike Enfield (released), Iain Fyfe (Adelaide United), Robbie Middleby (North Queensland Fury), Tony Popovic (retired), Brendon Santalab (North Queensland Fury), Jacob Timpano (North Queensland Fury), Nik Tsattalios (Newcastle Jets)

Pre-Season Results:

Date

Home Team

Result

Away Team

Venue

13/05/2009

Sydney FC

1:0

Macarthur Rams

Lynwood Park, St Helens Park

20/05/2009

Sydney FC

2:0

Bankstown City FC

Jensen Park, Sefton

27/05/2009

Sydney FC

3:0

Sydney Tigers

Lambert Park, Leichhardt

3/06/2009

Sydney FC

3:0

Northern Tigers

Mills Park, Asquith

9/06/2009

Sydney FC

2:0

Penrith Nepean United

CUA Stadium, Penrith

16/06/2009

Sydney FC

4:0

Manly United

Cromer Park, Dee Why

23/06/2009

Sydney FC

1:0

Sydney United

Sydney United Sports Centre, Edensor Park

27/06/2009

Sydney FC

4:0

North Queensland Fury

Toyota Park, Woolooware

1/07/2009

Sydney FC

4:1

Sutherland Sharks

Seymour Shaw, Miranda

6/07/2009

Sydney FC

0:0

Central Coast Mariners

Leichhardt Oval, Leichhardt

12/07/2009

Newcastle Jets

0:2

Sydney FC

Port Regional Stadium, Port Macquarie

19/07/2009

Sydney FC

1:0

Sydney Olympic

Belmore Sports Ground, Belmore

26/07/2009

Sydney FC

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Newcastle Jets

Sydney Football Stadium