Under A Blood Red Sky: AS Blainville 0 – 1 Ottawa Fury FC

Under A Blood Red Sky: AS Blainville 0 – 1 Ottawa Fury FC

PHOTO: Laura Gauthier By Théo Gauthier @Mimglow “This is the most important competition we are in this year.”                             – Fury Head Coach Nikola Popovic Under a blood red sky in Laval, the Ottawa Fury made like a thief in the night by beating AS Blainville 1-0 in the first leg of the second round of the Voyageurs Cup, Canada’s national cup competition. The Fury entered the…

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Short Platform: North Carolina FC 4 – 2 Ottawa Fury FC

Short Platform: North Carolina FC 4 – 2 Ottawa Fury FC

PHOTO: North Carolina FC By Théo Gauthier @Mimglow There are nights when the football gods showcase their mischievous side. In one of their most dominant performances of the season, the Ottawa Fury travelled to Cary, North Carolina, where they were defeated 4-2 by their former NASL rivals. The Fury were in the ascendancy in every category usually referenced as performance indicators. Possession? Advantage Fury: Shots on frame? Advantage: Fury. And so on… The former Railhawks were able to absorb the Fury’s…

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Deflection: Ottawa Fury 0 – 1 Charlotte Independence

Deflection: Ottawa Fury 0 – 1 Charlotte Independence

PHOTOS: Steve Kingsman/Freestyle Photography/Ottawa Fury FC By Théo Gauthier @Mimglow The measure of a team’s form isn’t always reflected in the final score. The Ottawa Fury fell 1-0 to the Charlotte Independence at Lansdowne on Saturday night, bringing to an end a streak of six unbeaten matches and 632 minutes without conceding a goal—only 16 minutes shy of the club record. “We felt we were really on it,” said Fury left back Onua Obasi in his post-match comments. “It’s even more…

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Proof of Concept: How Ottawa Fury FC Is Answering Those Who Would Doubt Canada

Proof of Concept: How Ottawa Fury FC Is Answering Those Who Would Doubt Canada

PHOTO: Steve Kingsman/Freestyle Photography/Ottawa Fury FC By Théo Gauthier @Mimglow In the Age of Social Media, what if you came up with an idea so grand in its ambition that it would be near-impossible to distil into tweet-sized bites? What if you tried to convince Canadians that their professional soccer players were good enough to warrant their attention? It might be a uniquely Canadian question, but two soccer trailblazers are attempting to move that needle in the National Capital Region. ____________…

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Rolling: Ottawa Fury 3 – 0 Toronto FC II

Rolling: Ottawa Fury 3 – 0 Toronto FC II

PHOTOS: Steve Kingsman/Freestyle Photography/Ottawa Fury FC By Théo Gauthier @Mimglow   The Ottawa Fury kept on rolling at Lansdowne on a hot and humid Wednesday night, defeating their provincial rivals Toronto FC II 3-0. The win extended the Fury’s undefeated streak to six matches, as well as making it 553 minutes since the last time they allowed their net to bulge. They are now one point off the playoff pace in the USL’s Eastern Conference, a stark contrast from where they…

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Ottawa Fury FC 1 – 0 Bethlehem Steel FC

Ottawa Fury FC 1 – 0 Bethlehem Steel FC

PHOTO: Steve Kingsman/Freestyle Photography/Ottawa Fury FC By Théo Gauthier @Mimglow Ottawa Fury fans were singing in the rain on Pop Culture Night at Lansdowne on Friday as their club flew out of the gates like a bat out of hell to score in the first minute and hang on to beat Bethlehem Steel FC 1-0. The win extended the Fury’s streak of matches without a loss to five and its shutout streak to 463 minutes. The successful run of matches has…

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The Road Point: Charleston Battery 0 – 0 Ottawa Fury FC

The Road Point: Charleston Battery 0 – 0 Ottawa Fury FC

PHOTO: Charleston Battery / USL. By Théo Gauthier @Mimglow The Ottawa Fury put in a shift on a hot and humid Saturday night in Charleston, South Carolina, holding the second-place Battery to a scoreless draw The away draw confirmed a willingness on the part of Fury head coach Nikola Popovic to adjust his tactics to fit a particular situation. They pressed very little in the opponent half of the field. In an environment where energy is sapped from the body…

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Click! Ottawa Fury FC 2 – 0 Atlanta United II

Click! Ottawa Fury FC 2 – 0 Atlanta United II

PHOTO: Steve Kingsman/Freestyle Photography/Ottawa Fury FC By Théo Gauthier @Mimglow That sound you heard emanating from Lansdowne on Saturday afternoon was the Ottawa Fury FC puzzle pieces provided by general manager Julian de Guzman and arranged on the table by head coach Nikola Popovic clicking into place. Under a glorious blue sky and a radiant sun—as perfect as conditions get for a soccer match in Ottawa—the Ottawa Fury defeated Atlanta United II 2-0 with goals from Steevan Dos Santos and Carl…

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Palpable Relief: Penn FC 0 – 1 Ottawa Fury FC

Palpable Relief: Penn FC 0 – 1 Ottawa Fury FC

PHOTO: M. Williams / Penn FC By Théo Gauthier @Mimglow On Monday night, the Ottawa Fury earned their first win of the season—on the road no less—as they defeated Penn FC 1-0 with a late goal by Colin Falvey. There are markers over the course of a soccer season that can be pointed to as significant signposts. Falvey’s goal felt like just that type of omen. When the goal came, the Fury were in the midst of a 271-minute goal…

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So Long, Sito!

So Long, Sito!

PHOTO: The Canadian Press By Théo Gauthier @Mimglow May 4, 2018 On Wednesday, the Ottawa Fury roster shrunk by one when Jose “Sito” Seoane announced on Twitter that he was leaving the club. A chapter ends today. Just want to thank @furyfc for this almost 2 years. Want to thank the organization, players, staff and specially the Fury fans for it. Once a Fury, always a Fury. Now onto the next chapter and with the same passion and hard work…

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