Which teams have the best new players?

We are only two weeks into the new season, but so far there have been some exciting signings and there have also been some frustrating ones.

The biggest story from the first month was the arrival of young forward Jake Schalk, who is already making an impact in the A-League, but his teammate, midfielder Jairo Rocha, is not quite ready to take over the starting role from the German.

Meanwhile, defender Connor Wickham is struggling to make a mark in his first season in the competition, while midfielder Josh McGuire has not been given the time to shine.

It is not all gloom and doom though.

It appears that Sydney FC’s young central midfield trio, Josh Gueye, Jacob Hopper and James Troisi, have shown their worth this season and could be on the brink of a breakthrough, if not a new record.

Players who have impressed at the start of the season include veteran midfielder David Villa, who was named a Club of the Year by Football Federation Australia, as well as youngsters Liam Moore, Ben Howlett and Liam Miller, who all impressed at their first A-L games.

But there is plenty to admire about the Socceroos’ youngsters, including young goalkeeper Jordan Harvey, who impressed with his first two games for the team.

The 20-year-old is a good defender and can provide a solid centre-back.

And there is a bright future for young defender Chris Brunt, who has already impressed with the Under-20s.

He has shown a real hunger to improve and is proving to be a good performer.

And while the Socceroo midfield remains a bit of a question mark, there is still hope for some new signings as well.

Goalkeeper Joe Cole is a solid goalkeeper with an eye for goal, but the Socceros are not short of options in goal for next season.

The Socceroos are currently third in the Asia Pacific League table with nine points from six games. 

The Socceroo defence is arguably the most impressive aspect of their side.

It boasts two outstanding goalkeepers, the two-time All-Australian Josh Alderweireld and the Socceroon’s captain, Jordan Harvey.

But while both of these men are young, they are still young enough to have a long career ahead of them.

With their young central defenders, the Soccero defence is a big part of why the Socceromos have not conceded a goal in the first six matches.

They have kept five clean sheets, the most in the league.

The Socceros have also kept four clean sheets from their opening seven matches, but their clean sheet record has not held up well.

That is not the case for the Socceronas defence, which has conceded just five goals from their last five matches.

While the Soccerons are a defensive powerhouse, the midfield remains one of the biggest strengths of their team.

Michael Baruah, Jake Scholes, Jacob de Jong, Connor Wickhies and Jacob Hoppers have all been key in their side’s success, and all of them are young enough and capable enough to thrive at the top level.

So while the results are not there yet, there are still some bright spots in the Socceroms team.

With only a few weeks until the Socceroons start their A-league campaign, the future is bright for the new Socceroos.