Mat Ryan selected for Socceroos

TALENTED Central Coast Mariners glovesman Mathew Ryan has been called up to the Qantas Socceroos for the team’s forthcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier against Oman in Sydney.

TALENTED Central Coast Mariners glovesman Mathew Ryan has been called up to the Qantas Socceroos for the team-s forthcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier against Oman in Sydney.

Ryan, who is currently in Japan and will tonight represent his Club against Kashiwa Reysol in the AFC Champions League, was last chosen to don the green and gold against Chinese Taipei in December 2012 at the EAFF East Asian Cup Qualifiers in Hong Kong.

That match marked Ryan-s second senior appearance for Australia-s national team, and despite being just 20-years-old the highly capable custodian has now been called in to four of coach Holger Osieck-s squads.

Ryan will link with his national team teammates in Sydney next week, however will be eligible to play for the Mariners in the Club-s round 25 Hyundai A-League fixture against Brisbane Roar in Gosford on Sunday.

Continued selection to the Qantas Socceroos furthers Ryan-s burgeoning reputation, with the goalkeeper having already collected a host of accolades in his career, among them Hyundai A-League Goalkeeper of the Year (2011/12) and Hyundai A-League Young Player of the Year (2010/11 & 2011/12).