Music City Lament: Nashville SC 2 – 0 Ottawa Fury

Music City Lament: Nashville SC 2 – 0 Ottawa Fury

Nashville has historically been the home of heartfelt laments, so the Ottawa Fury won’t have had to look hard for an appropriate soundtrack for their journey home after a 2-0 loss on Friday night. Merle Haggard’s “Sing Me Back Home” might be a good selection, seeing as this mini road trip has failed to deliver the bounty of points the Fury set out to collect after the final game of their homestand. Against Atlanta United II on Tuesday, in the…

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Ottawa Fury Release Former Phenom Gerardo Bruna

Ottawa Fury Release Former Phenom Gerardo Bruna

PHOTOS: Steve Kingsman/Freestyle Photography/Ottawa Fury FC By Théo Gauthier @OwnGoalTheo He’s the boy-wonder who never quite reached the expectations levied upon him as a promising 17-year-old. On Thursday afternoon, the Ottawa Fury released Gerardo Bruna after three mostly ineffective seasons for the club. In 38 matches for the Fury, the Argentinian-born midfielder scored one goal and had three assists. It was thought that the former Liverpool FC academy product could flourish in the right environment after bouncing around the lower English…

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Fury Sign Canadian International Centre-Back David Edgar Ahead of Crucial Stretch

Fury Sign Canadian International Centre-Back David Edgar Ahead of Crucial Stretch

PHOTO: Canada Soccer By Théo Gauthier @OwnGoalTheo On Wednesday, the Ottawa Fury announced the signing of Canadian international David Edgar Edgar—not to be confused with sunglass-clad Dutchman Edgar Davids—has featured 42 times for Canada in a career that has seen him play at club-level with Huddersfield Town, Birmingham City, Newcastle United, Sheffield United and Burnley FC. In North America, the 31-year-old saw some time with the Vancouver Whitecaps and Nashville SC. Edgar burst onto the English scene for the Geordies…

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Great Scott! Atlanta United II 1 – 1 Ottawa Fury FC

Great Scott! Atlanta United II 1 – 1 Ottawa Fury FC

PHOTOS: Atlanta United 2 / USL By Théo Gauthier @OwnGoalTheo In W.P. Kinsella’s 1986 novel The Iowa Baseball Confederacy, the author explores what would happen if a baseball game went to extra innings and never ended, bending time and space to conjure up a 2000-inning game between the 1908 Chicago Cubs and a local Iowa team. Shades of that idea were on display tonight in Atlanta as the Ottawa Fury and Atlanta United II resumed a match which was suspended…

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Fury FC Head Coach Nikola Popovic Clears The Air

Fury FC Head Coach Nikola Popovic Clears The Air

PHOTOS: Steve Kingsman/Freestyle Photography/Ottawa Fury FC By Théo Gauthier @OwnGoalTheo The Fury may have won a crucial match against a playoff rival on Friday night at TD Place, but something was clearly bothering head coach Nikola Popovic—both in his halftime and post-match comments. “It’s a very even game,” Popovic began when interviewed by sideline reporter Bianca Molnar as the teams headed to the locker rooms for halftime. “In our culture, we don’t complain. But if we had another culture, I would…

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Rowdies Repelled: Ottawa Fury 2 – 0 Tampa Bay Rowdies

Rowdies Repelled: Ottawa Fury 2 – 0 Tampa Bay Rowdies

PHOTOS: Steve Kingsman/Freestyle Photography/Ottawa Fury FC By Théo Gauthier @OwnGoalTheo OTTAWA, CANADA—The Ottawa Fury earned their 12th clean sheet of the season Friday night at TD Place on their way to a 2-0 victory against their former NASL rivals Tampa Bay Rowdies. The win was an important one for the Fury; going into Friday’s match, the two clubs were just outside the playoff picture and within one point of each other; their respective hunger for these three points was practically on…

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Dog Days: Ottawa Fury FC 0 – 3 Louisville City FC

Dog Days: Ottawa Fury FC 0 – 3 Louisville City FC

PHOTO: Matt Zambonin / Freestyle Photography By Théo Gauthier @OwnGoalTheo The summer grind was bound to catch up to the Ottawa Fury, and it appeared to have done so on a humid Saturday afternoon at TD Place as they were defeated 3-0 by Louisville City FC. Early on, the defending USL Cup champions looked spry and active compared to their hosts and pressed their advantage in the energy department to force some mistakes from the Fury’s back line. It was…

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Classy Defeat: Toronto FC 3 – 0 Ottawa Fury FC

Classy Defeat: Toronto FC 3 – 0 Ottawa Fury FC

PHOTOS: Paul Giamou / Toronto FC By Théo Gauthier @OwnGoalTheo   Toronto FC will meet the Vancouver Whitecaps in the Canadian Championship Final after defeating Ottawa Fury FC 3-0 in Toronto on Wednesday night. The final aggregate score from the two matches was 4-0. Over the course of 180 total minutes—and especially during the final 90 at BMO Field—TFC showed some of the killer instincts that propelled them to the CONCACAF Champions League Final back in April. TFC Head Coach…

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Mood Swing: Ottawa Fury FC 2 – 0 Nashville SC

Mood Swing: Ottawa Fury FC 2 – 0 Nashville SC

PHOTOS: Steve Kingsman/Freestyle Photography/Ottawa Fury FC By Théo Gauthier @Mimglow The Ottawa Fury are in a playoff position and appear to only be picking up steam. However, despite yet another strong performance by the men in black and red on Saturday night at TD Place, the narrative could have been a much different one. When referee Juan Márquez pointed to the spot for a Nana Attakora handball in the 81st minute of the Fury’s match against fellow playoff hopefuls Nashville SC,…

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Cup Kaboom: Ottawa Fury 0 – 1 Toronto FC

Cup Kaboom: Ottawa Fury 0 – 1 Toronto FC

PHOTOS: Martin Mendizabal / Instagram: martin_gonzalesm12 By Théo Gauthier @Mimglow On what can only described as a perfect night for soccer, the Ottawa Fury fell a goal down early on in the first leg of their semifinal matchup in the Canadian Championship against provincial rivals Toronto FC and fell just short of equalising on Wednesday night at TD Place. The win by Toronto FC means they will take a one-goal advantage into the second leg at BMO Field in the…

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