After the hammering Bruce Djite got for his move to Turkey, Harry Kewell has followed by signing with Galatasaray for 3 years. This must mean that the various Italian and Spansih talent scouts gave him a big thumbs down.
It is a very curious move and it will be interesting to see what the financial inducement was. Kewell has lived in England for around half his life and it would be a major move to come back to Australia and the smaller-time A-League. But really, how big is his brand in Turkey?
And Harry isn't going to the Olympics. The 3 over age players will be Jade North, David Carney and Archie Thompson. So no place for Robbie Kruse - for mine the best young player in the A-League last season. Certainly he had a better season than Celeski, Bridge and Rukavytsya. How Ruben Zadkovich seems to have impressed is a mystery, certainly wouldn't have been Kosmina's choice.
Olyroos: Adam Federici (GK), Tando Velaphi(GK), Adrian Leijer, Ruben Zadkovich, Jade North, Trent McClenahan, Matthew Spiranovic, Nikolai Topor-Stanley, Mark Milligan, Stuart Musialik, Billy Celeski, Neil KilKenny, Kristian Sarkies, James Troisi, David Carney, Mark Bridge, Nikita Rukavytsya, Archie Thompson.
Source for this story: ABC