Ottawa Fury Season Preview, Positionally Speaking

Ottawa Fury Season Preview, Positionally Speaking

By Théo Gauthier @Mimglow March 16, 2018 On Saturday night, the Ottawa Fury will attempt to parlay the excitement surrounding the club into an opening night victory, on the road to Charlotte Independence. There’s been a lot of talk about individual signings, the Canadian Awakening, footballing philosophy, and the general mood of the team (hint: very positive). But how do all these pieces work in concert? Let’s take a look at the False Nine system of play, and try to…

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Ottawa Fury FC Spring Forward

Ottawa Fury FC Spring Forward

By Théo Gauthier @Mimglow March 9, 2018 The Ottawa Fury have had a busy offseason. Having promoted a Canadian national team legend and former Fury FC player Julian De Guzman to the position of General Manager and naming Nikola Popovic head coach, the Fury have built a potentially explosive squad that culminated in the signing of a familiar face: Irish defender Colin Falvey returned to the fold in a move that was universally applauded by both media and supporters. Falvey…

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Ottawa Champions start a new Skype Q&A Series

Ottawa Champions start a new Skype Q&A Series

By James Bridges @JamesMBridges Sometime yesterday the Ottawa Champions posted the first video of what seems to be a new YouTube series called ‘Skype with the Champs.’ The first edition features the Champions’ 2016 starting left fielder, Matt Helms, who won the club’s ‘Community Ambassador of the Year’ award last year in addition to winning the CanAm League Championship. To refresh your memory about what Helms accomplished last season and over his career, check out this excerpt from the news release…

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Get to Know Your 2017 Ottawa Champions: Infielders

Get to Know Your 2017 Ottawa Champions: Infielders

The Ottawa Champions are set to begin Spring Training for their third season in the CanAm League on May 8th, and play their first game of the 2017 season at home in RCGT Park against the Trois-Rivieres Aigles on May 18th. Unlike the major leagues, the players here don’t have a lot of time to gel as a team, and just as importantly, get used to playing on Ottawa’s large playing field. With Champs spring training a little more than a…

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Ottawa Fury FC Revealing 2017 Season Details + Tidbits from TSN 1200’s Corner Kicks!

Ottawa Fury FC Revealing 2017 Season Details + Tidbits from TSN 1200’s Corner Kicks!

This Saturday, April 1st Ottawa Fury FC is set to begin its fourth season as a professional club, and inaugural season in the USL, with an away match against Saint Louis FC, scheduled for 8:30pm. With the USL season having begun this past weekend, I figured it was as good a time as any to check out the Ottawa Fury FC website for information about the upcoming season. Who would be broadcasting home and away matches? Where can they be watched? What new merchandise does…

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Get to know your 2017 Ottawa Champions: Catchers

Get to know your 2017 Ottawa Champions: Catchers

It’s that time again! Last Wednesday, Ottawa Sports Network featured ‘Get to Know Your Ottawa Champions’ Pitchers Edition, which gave readers a brief bio about each pitcher as well as any interesting tidbits or recent footage I could dig up. If you missed it, or want to read it again, here it is. After getting a lot of positive feedback about covering the team, it’s time for the next installment of our featured series on your 2016 CanAm League Champions,…

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Get to know your 2017 Ottawa Champions: Pitchers

Get to know your 2017 Ottawa Champions: Pitchers

The Ottawa Champions are set to begin Spring Training for their third season in the CanAm League on May 8th, and play their first game of the 2017 season at home in RCGT Park against the Trois-Rivieres Aigles on May 18th. Unlike the major leagues, the players here don’t have a lot of time to gel as a team, and just as importantly, get used to playing on Ottawa’s large playing field. With Champs spring training a little less than…

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#OttSports Roundup: March 2nd Edition

#OttSports Roundup: March 2nd Edition

This is a few days belated, but Dante De Caria, with Algonquin College radio station CKDJ 1079 has a weekly radio show/podcast called Around the Diamond where he covers the Ottawa Champions/baseball in Canada each week. I highly recommend you check it out, as the Ottawa Champions are a hell of a lot of fun to watch, and Dante is the best source of news and insight about the team. You can check out the latest episode from February 26th…

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Ottawa Champions 2017 Season Primer: An Introduction

Ottawa Champions 2017 Season Primer: An Introduction

Tomorrow marks the beginning of March, which means that the beginning of the MLB regular season is only a little over a month away! For baseball fans in Ottawa, this means patiently watching and waiting through more than a month of Grapefruit League Spring Training action before settling in to watch another glorious season of Blue Jays baseball covered by our friends over at Sportsnet. But with baseball season rapidly approaching, it’s worth mentioning that Ottawa baseball fans have a season to…

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Ottawa Fury FC Training Camp Update: Lance Rozeboom named 3rd captain in club history + more!

Ottawa Fury FC Training Camp Update: Lance Rozeboom named 3rd captain in club history + more!

Good evening! Tomorrow, your Ottawa Fury FC play the Ottawa Internationals in a preseason game, 8pm at the University of Ottawa. The game is now closed to the public, so if you were planning on attending, you may want to change your plans. Hot tip: it’s going to get warm this weekend, so tomorrow might be one of your last chances to hit the Rideau Canal. Don’t blame me if you miss out! Reminder @OttawaFuryFC vs Ottawa Internationals pre-season friendly…

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