These guys just missed the cut...but are just too good not to get a mention.
Settled seamlessly into the centre of defence at Melbourne Victory, becoming a crucial part of their title run. Only 21,hehasabig future.
The move to Adelaide paid dividends as he put together consistent displays in midfield. Named the A-League Young Footballer of the Year.
Grew quickly after making his professional debut in March. Injuries hurt Western Sydney, but may have allowed them to unearth Aspro quicker than expected.
The excitement machine is already attracting European interest after excellent displays off the bench for Adelaide. A breakout season is around the corner.
￼￼￼The 19-year-old defender made four Championship appearances for Fulham in 2014/15 and was on loan at Ross County. He’s already in Postecoglou’s sights.
Performances with Lokomotiva Zagreb led to a ￼Socceroos call-up. Late bloomer at 24, but could have an immediate impact at a high level.
The Young Matildas captain was the W-League Young Player of the Year but missed the World Cup squad. She’s one to keep an eye on.
The left back is still fighting to break into the Liverpool first- team. Already a four-time Socceroo, he was on loan at Swindon Town in 2014/15.
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￼￼￼The 19 year old former Springvale Eagles midfelder now plays for River Plate in Argentina, the only non-South American youth retained by the club. So there’s that...
The Olyroos midfielder featured for Osijek in the Croatian top-flight before being sent out on loan to second- tier Gorica. He’s capable deep or further forward.