Nick Carle, Pedj Bojic, Corey Gameiro, Mark Warren and Matt Jurman are all in the 18-man party.
Sydney FC have included their five new signings in the squad that will meet J-League club Sagan Tosu in Japan next week.
New-boys Nick Carle, Pedj Bojic, Corey Gameiro, Mark Warren and Matt Jurman will be amongst the 18-man group that will fly out to Fukuoka, via Tokyo, on Sunday for next Wednesday’s pre-season friendly.
The quintet will be accompanied by Italian marquee Alessandro Del Piero and A-League All-Stars Brett Emerton and Rhyan Grant as the Sky Blues step up their preparations for the 2013/14 campaign which kicks-off in October.
Sydney thrashed Belmore United 6-0 and Sydney University 7-1 in their earlier pre-season fixtures and assistant coach Rado Vidosic, who will manage the side while Head Coach Frank Farina finishes a Pro Licence coaching course in Australia, anticipates a stiffer exam in Eastern Asia.
“The match against Sagan Tosu will be a big step up and a tough test for the squad,” he told Football Australia.
“We have played two matches against State League sides and we have been working hard on fitness and a new style of play.
“We also have a few new players and they are all coming to Japan for the game so this will be an important move in the right direction.”
Sydney FC squad : Ivan Necevski, Sebastian Ryall, Mark Warren, Matt Jurman,Brett Emerton, Pedj Bojic, Corey Gameiro, Alessandro Del Piero, Blake Powell, Tiago Calvano,Mitch Mallia, Joel Chianese, Peter Triantis, Nick Carle, Vedran Janjetovic, Ali Abbas, Rhyan Grantand Hagi Gligor.