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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Fight! Ottawa Fury FC 0-0 New York Red Bulls II

Fight! Ottawa Fury FC 0-0 New York Red Bulls II

PHOTO: Steve Kingsman/Freestyle Photography/Ottawa Fury FC By Théo Gauthier @Mimglow May 4, 2018 On Wednesday, the Ottawa Fury went down a man in the 66th minute but managed to hold the New York Red Bulls II to a 0-0 draw in front of a record USL School Day crowd of 8,081 young fans. It was the Fury’s second point in what has been a tumultuous early season. The Fury find themselves at the foot of the USL table, tied for…

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Malaise: Ottawa Fury FC 0 – 3 FC Cincinnati

Malaise: Ottawa Fury FC 0 – 3 FC Cincinnati

PHOTO: Matt Zambonin/Freestyle Photography/Ottawa Fury FC By Théo Gauthier @Mimglow April 30, 2018 The Ottawa Fury fell 3-0 to FC Cincinnati on Saturday afternoon in what can be deemed one of the most uneven performances in club history, handing former Fury captain Richie Ryan a triumphant return to his old stomping ground. The Fury were actually right where they wanted to be at halftime, having bossed the terms of engagement and asserted control over the match. The ball was moving…

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Olimpico! Ottawa Fury FC 1 – 1 North Carolina FC

Olimpico! Ottawa Fury FC 1 – 1 North Carolina FC

Photo credit: Freestyle Photography By Théo Gauthier @Mimglow April 25, 2018   Following a week that saw them overcome a grounded flight, a 13-hour bus trip back from Pittsburgh, and being relegated back to a small, covered training facility due to the ice event suffered by the city last week, the Ottawa Fury fought back from a goal down to earn their first point of the USL season in a 1-1 draw against North Carolina FC. The crowd of 6,137…

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Glimmer On The Riverside: Ottawa Fury FC 0 – 1 Pittsburgh Riverhounds

Glimmer On The Riverside: Ottawa Fury FC 0 – 1 Pittsburgh Riverhounds

By Théo Gauthier @Mimglow April 15, 2018   The Fury lost its third consecutive match to open its 2018 USL season on Saturday night, falling 1-0 to a well-organised and workmanlike Pittsburgh Riverhounds squad. Although the result was better in terms of goals conceded than their previous two efforts—a 4-1 loss in Charlotte and a 5-0 thrashing at the hands of the Tampa Bay Rowdies—the same problems arose in Pittsburgh. No one on the Fury squad currently seems comfortable with…

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Fury Thumped in Tampa

Fury Thumped in Tampa

By Théo Gauthier @Mimglow April 10, 2018 “It’s a learning process.” These were Ottawa Fury head coach Nikola Popovic’s words in a pre-game interview recorded for the Tampa Bay Rowdies broadcast on Saturday night. They may also have been a warning to Fury fans on what to expect in these, the early days of his tenure. The universe has conspired to deal the Fury and its fans a foul hand in early 2018. First, the league handed the club a…

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Ottawa Fury FC Lose 4-1 in Charlotte: Just Add Oil

Ottawa Fury FC Lose 4-1 in Charlotte: Just Add Oil

By Théo Gauthier @Mimglow March 18, 2018 The Ottawa Fury suffered a loss in their opening match of the season on Saturday night in Charlotte, North Carolina, as the Independence thumped Nikola Popovic’s men 4-1. Early in the first half, it was clear that Popovic’s system is well on its way to being integrated. Keeping the ball on the ground was the order of the day, and on this count the players executed well early on. Considering how depleted the…

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