Who’ll start for the Caltex Socceroos against Thailand?

Socceroos starting XI.

Matthew Ryan;Bailey Wright,Matthew Spiranovic,Milos Degenek ,Alex Gersbach ; Mark Milligan , Massimo Luongo, Aaron Mooy ;Matthew Leckie,Tomi Juric,Jamie Mclaren

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Brisbane Roar striker Jamie Mclaren announces exit via social media

Jamie Maclaren has confirmed his exit from Brisbane Roar.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Jason Pine @pineyzb
Jamie Maclaren is leaving Brisbane Roar. The red-hot marksman made the announcement via his Instagram account on Tuesday night.

“To all the Brisbane Roar fans, I’d like to officially announce that I will be leaving the Club,” he posted.

“From day one you have welcomed me, supported me and cheered for me.

“The Red Baron” will never forget your loyalty and kindness.

Golden Boot winner Jamie Maclaren admits a recall to the Caltex Socceroos squad ahead of June’s Confederations Cup is firmly on his radar.

“It’s been a pleasure to play and score goals in front of you all.

“There’s room for improvement and growing as a footballer, I’m excited for the next chapter in my career,” he said.



In 2016/17, Maclaren became the first player in Hyundai A-League history to score 20 goals in successive seasons.

He thanked Roar coach John Aloisi for his guidance.

“To the Boss and all of the staff, thank you for showing trust and faith in me,” he said.

Forward: Jamie Maclaren (Brisbane Roar)

“I will be forever grateful.

“Over my two year journey, I have reached many personal milestones.

“These milestones wouldn’t have been possible without everyone’s support.”


But Maclaren saved his most heartfelt gratitude for his Brisbane team-mates.

“Lastly to the boys, where do I even begin!!!

“We all started off as mates but we have now become family.

Jamie Maclaren celebrates after scoring Roar's equaliser, taking him level at the top of the golden boot standings.“The dressing room would have to be the best dressing room I have ever been in.

“Walking out with my brothers on gameday is what made playing in this football team so special.

“Lads, I will miss you all!”


Maclaren signed off by wishing the club all the best in the future.

“I will be following the Brisbane Roar like a fan!

“Thank you Brisbane.

“Much love #JM9.”



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Perth Glory 6 x 3 Brisbane Roar FC

Perth Glory moved within one point of the Hyundai A-League’s top six after stunning Brisbane Roar 6-3 in one of the matches of the season at nib Stadium on Saturday night.

A record-equalling nine goals were scored, including seven in the first half, as Glory charged their way to a fifth consecutive win – a club record in the A-League.

Irish striker Andy Keogh found the back of the net after just five minutes and the goals flowed from there, with the lead changing three times in an astonishing first half.

Diego Castro netted a penalty early in the second half to give the home side a two-goal buffer before veteran Richard Garcia iced the win four minutes from full-time with his team’s sixth goal, equalling the mark set against the Newcastle Jets only four weeks ago.


1-0 Andy Keogh (5’) – Gyorgy Sandor’s penetrating pass into the box deflected off a Roar defender and into the path of the Irishman, who calmly slotted his third goal in four matches.

1-1 Jamie Maclaren (17’) – Corona picked out Matt McKay on the left before the Roar skipper centred a pass to an unmarked Maclaren in the centre of the box. The former Glory striker completed the easiest of tap-ins to register his 12th goal of season, although replays suggested he may have been marginally offside.

1-2 Dimi Petratos (28’ pen) – Aryn Williams gave away a penalty when he dragged down Maclaren during a clumsy aerial challenge near the goal-line. Petratos stepped up to the spot and casually pushed the ball into the bottom left corner as Glory goalkeeper Ante Covic dived in the opposite direction.

2-2 Chris Harold (32’) – The Glory winger made it six goals from as many matches when he headed a pinpoint cross from Josh Risdon into the back of the net, despite being surrounded by a cluster of players.

2-3 Jade North (36’) – The Roar defender could not believe his luck when he latched on to Corona’s corner kick at the back post, giving Brisbane the lead for the second time in the match.

3-3 Nebojsa Marinkovic (38’) – Glory’s set-piece specialist squared the ledger once again with a low free kick from 31 yards which ricocheted off the inside of the right post.

4-3 Shane Lowry (41’) – The fringe Socceroos defender guaranteed an A-League record seven goals in a half when he scored his first in his fourth match, a header at the near-post from Marinkovic’s corner kick.

5-3 Diego Castro (49’) – Referee Stebre Delovski immediately pointed to the penalty spot after Keogh was brought down by North in the box. Castro became the eighth player to add his name to the scoresheet when he fired the ball into the bottom left corner, just under the outstretched arms of Roar goalkeeper Michael Theo.

6-3 Richard Garcia (86’) – The veteran winger had been on the pitch for just two minutes when he headed home his team’s sixth – equalling yet another record for the club – from close range after Castro danced around Steve Lustica and fired in a lethal cross from the right.


With his team down 3-2 against the league leaders, Marinkovic perfected the clutch play in the 38th minute which put Perth on the path to a memorable victory. The Serbian midfielder is regarded as one of premier set-piece takers in the competition and did not disappoint, curling a low free kick around the wall from 31 yards. Glory went on to score two more goals and record arguably the most spectacular win in the club’s history.


This was the fifth time nine goals have been scored in an A-League match, equalling the previous scorelines set by Central Coast v Sydney FC (5-4, December 2007), Adelaide United v North Queensland (8-1, January 2011), Central Coast v Sydney FC (7-2, November 2012) and Sydney FC v Brisbane Roar (5-4, March 2015).

Keogh’s return and Harold’s hot streak have helped Glory score 19 goals in last six games. The men in purple only found the back of the net 15 times in first 14 rounds.


Nine goals, including seven in the first half. What more needs to be said? It was not a night for defenders or goalkeepers as the attackers took centre stage. Five goals were scored during a 13-minute frenzy at the back end of the first half, providing plenty of entertainment for the nib Stadium season-high crowd of 12,156.


Covic bravely soldiered on after dislocating his right ring finger trying to block a shot from Petratos in the 57th minute. Fans were urged to look away as the Perth physio put the finger back into the joint as the 40-year-old stopper squirmed in agony.


If it wasn’t already the case before Saturday night, Glory is now a genuine championship contender after upsetting the league leaders. Kenny Lowe’s side sits just one point outside of the top six, but trails Melbourne City, Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC by just one point. Another big test looms against second-placed Western Sydney at Pirtek Stadium on Friday night, but don’t be surprised if Perth enters the match slight favourites given their raging hot form.


Perth Glory: 1.Ante COVIC (GK), 2.Alex GRANT, 3.Marc WARREN, 4.Shane LOWRY, 7.Gyorgy SANDOR, 9.Andy KEOGH (21. Kosta PETRATOS 88’), 10.Nebojsa MARINKOVIC, 14.Chris HAROLD (11. Richard GARCIA 84’), 17.Diego CASTRO, 19.Josh RISDON (C), 23. Krisztian VADOCZ

Brisbane Roar: 1.Michael THEO, 3. Shane STEFANUTTO (14.Daniel BOWLES 70’), 7.CORONA, 9.Jamie MACLAREN (8.Steve LUSTICA 74’), 13.Jade NORTH, 15.James DONACHIE, 17.Matt MCKAY (C), 19.Jack HINGERT, 22.Thomas BROICH, 23. Dimitri PETRATOS, 28.Brandon BORRELLO (10.HENRIQUE 60’)

Scorers: Andy Keogh (5’), Jamie Maclaren (17’), Dimi Petratos (28’ pen), Chris Harold (32’), Jade North (36’), Nebojsa Marinkovic (38’), Shane Lowry (41’), Diego Castro (49’ pen), Richard Garcia (86’)

Red cards: Nil

Yellow cards: Andy Keogh (54’), Alex Grant (63’), Daniel Bowles (73’)

Conditions: 27C, clear

Attendance: 12,156 at nib Stadium

Brisbane has slipped to second on the A-League table, but coach John Aloisi will be more concerned about his team’s form on the road. The Roar have tasted victory in just two of their last nine matches away from home – and they next confront the rampant Adelaide United at Cooper Stadium on Saturday.

Brisbane Roar 2 x 1 Wellington Phoenix

Brisbane Roar earned a first win in four matches by coming from behind to beat Wellington Phoenix 2-1 at Cazalys Stadium in Cairns on Saturday.

Roy Krishna opened the scoring with a well-taken suckerpunch on the stroke of half-time, but Roar regrouped late to snatch all three points through Steve Lustica and Jamie Maclaren.

Lustica levelled matters in the 71st minute when he linked with fellow substitute Jean Carlos Solorzano, before Maclaren’s sixth of the season sealed a much-needed victory for John Aloisi’s side.


1-0 Roy Krishna (45’+1) – Afforded space to operate in the area, Krishna skilfully twisted away from Jack Hingert and clinically fired low inside Jamie Young’s near post.

1-1 – Steve Lustica (71’) –Solorzano’s clever movement in behind was matched by his smarts in picking out the well-timed run of Lustica, who rifled home the finish first-time.

2-1 – Jamie Maclaren (86’) – Foiled so often by Glen Moss, Maclaren finally earned reward for persistency with a fortunate ricochet allowing the Roar poacher to slide the winner into an empty net.


While Brisbane’s own raft of wasted opportunities cost them a chance at three points, it was the failure of Roly Bonevacia to kill the contest which kept the door ajar for a Roar recovery.

The Phoenix star strode seemingly clean through on goal within five minutes of the restart but slowed into the area, allowing Jade North to recover and toe the ball away in a fine last-ditch challenge.


Match Stats — Team Stats

Brisbane Roar FC  2 x 1 Wellington Phoenix
  • Brisbane Roar FC Comparison Wellington Phoenix
    2 66.7%33.3% 1
    Total Shots (including blocked shots)
    Brisbane Roar FC Comparison Wellington Phoenix
    15 53.6%46.4% 13
    Shots On Target
    Brisbane Roar FC Comparison Wellington Phoenix
    5 50%50% 5
    Blocked Shots
    Brisbane Roar FC Comparison Wellington Phoenix
    4 57.1%42.9% 3
    Shots from outside the box
    Brisbane Roar FC Comparison Wellington Phoenix
    4 40%60% 6
    Shots from inside the box
    Brisbane Roar FC Comparison Wellington Phoenix
    11 61.1%38.9% 7
    Shot Accuracy (excluding blocked shots)
    Brisbane Roar FC Comparison Wellington Phoenix
    45.5% 47.6%52.4% 50%


Glen Moss was eventually beaten by Jamie Maclaren but for much of the match consigned the striker to frustration – no more prominently than in the 74th minute.

Maclaren was found intelligently by a Lustica flick-on to have space for a potentially matchwinning one-on-one, only to be superbly denied by the outstretched legs of the onrushing Kiwi shot-stopper.


Three points vindicated John Aloisi’s belief that his side’s recent performance would soon enough reap results; however, a procession of squandered opportunities still requires some rectifying.

Steven Lustica’s goalscoring impact off the bench will surely move him up the pecking order for selection as a lack of punch from midfield increases the load on Jamie Maclaren’s shoulders.


Roy Krishna’s fifth goal of the season looked set to lead Ernie Merrick’s men into third until Roar shed their goalscoring funk in the final 20 minutes.

Goals from Steven Lustica and Jamie Maclaren ended a record of just four goals in five games for the Queensland side, who momentarily recapture second spot.

The defeat is only Wellington’s second in six matches, meaning a return home to meet Sydney FC next Saturday still promises plenty.


Brisbane Roar: Young (gk), Hingert, North, Bowles, Stefanutto, Corona (Lustica 66’), Petratos (Hervas 46’), McKay, Henrique (Solorzano 64’), Maclaren, Broich

Wellington Phoenix: Moss (gk), Fenton, Muscat, Durante, Ridenton, Riera, Rodriguez, Bonevacia, McGlinchey (Powell 78’), Rufer (Sarpong 46’), Krishna

Scorers: Krishna 45’+1, Lustica 71’, Maclaren 86’

Red Cards: Nil

Yellow Cards: McKay 32’, Ridenton 83’

Conditions: 30°C, cloudy

Attendance: 5,162 @ Cazalys Stadium, Cairns


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Jamie Maclaren strike decisive as Olyroos down Turkey

Jamie Maclaren netted the winner for the Olyroos.
The Olyroos have continued preparations for January’s AFC U23 Championships with an impressive 1-0 win over Turkey’s under-21 outfit in Istanbul overnight.

Brisbane Roar recruit Jamie Maclaren continued his sparkling pre-season form with a clinical finish past the keeper in the 13th minute.

Fringe Socceroos Adam Taggart, Daniel Da Silva and Awer Mabil enjoyed much needed game-time in the second half as the Olyroos build toward securing their passage to the 2016 Rio Olympics.

The Olyroos’ next game is against FYR Macedonia in Skopje on Monday.

Olyroos’ starting XI v Turkey:  Duncan, Geria, Degenek, Donachie, Smith, Brillante, Edwards, Amini, Borrello, Maclaren, Hoole .


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Young Socceroos to try to salvage U/20 World Cup tournament with win in final group match against Turkey


Jamie McLaren

Australia’s Jamie McLaren competes with El Salvador’s Kevin Batahona in their second group match at the U/20 World Cup. Source: AFP

YOUNG Socceroos coach Paul Okon has vowed that his side will go for broke against hosts Turkey in their final group match of the U20 World Cup.

With just one point after two games Australia will enter the Trabzonspor cauldron needing a win to secure a spot in the round of 16 while Turkey will also be chasing three points after its 1-0 loss to Colombia.

Qualifying stars Corey Gameiro and Ryan Williams are pushing for selection having looked lively after coming on in the 2-1 loss to El Salvador with Okon going with the same XI for both games.

Gameiro has been hampered by an ankle injury and hasn’t been able to train fully while Williams lost his spot to

World Cup bolter Andrew Hoole of Newcastle Jets.

“There could be some changes, we’ll analyse Turkey’s last two games and then decide the personnel from there,” Okon said.

“Any personnel changes won’t have anything to do with the El Salvador game.

“At the start of the World Cup we knew we’d have to have a minimum of one win if we wanted to qualify, we came close in the first game but in the second we weren’t.

“Now we’re left with no other choice but to beat Turkey in their own backyard. It’s a massive challenge, the players wanted this challenge so there’s no complaints, no matter what we’ll try to win.

“What will be important is scoring early. We can’t focus on the result because we know we need to win, the players have to focus on their jobs and a performance similar to Colombia.

“This is it, we’ve got 90 minutes and we’ve got to go for it.”

The players and coaching staff enjoyed a rare night out of the team hotel, enjoying dinner in the historic port city of Trabzon last night, but today the focus shifts solely on the Turkey match.

Hamburg’s Hakan Calhanoglu and Fenerbahce’s Salih Ucan starred as Turkey mauled El Salvador 3-0 in the opener before Colombian star Joan Quintero consigned them to a 1-0 loss in Rize.

“We had a meal out of the hotel together just to get out and relax a bit and the mood is quite good,” Okon said.

“You could pull out 3000 things from the last game but it isn’t important because the next game is completely different and we need to make sure we’re prepared for what Turkey throw at us, whether they decide to sit back or come at us.”


Herald Sun