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OSEG CEO Mark Goudie Discusses Decision To Forge Ahead In USL

OSEG CEO Mark Goudie Discusses Decision To Forge Ahead In USL

By Théo Gauthier @OwnGoalTheo The late-afternoon sun beats down on us from the western side of TD Place as OSEG CEO Mark Goudie and I take our seats in what is normally the Ottawa Fury opposition’s bench. Earlier in the week, Goudie revealed to the assembled media that the Fury would not be joining the Canadian Premier League in its inaugural season. Instead, the Fury will continue to play in USL in 2019. Beyond that? It depends. Author’s note: What…

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No CPL In Canada’s Capital — For Now

No CPL In Canada’s Capital — For Now

PHOTOS: Steve Kingsman/Freestyle Photography/Ottawa Fury FC By Théo Gauthier @OwnGoalTheo The decision-makers at Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG) found themselves at the intersection of a new adventure and prudence. They chose the latter. By choosing to keep Canada’s capital team out of the Canadian Premier League and continuing their involvement in America’s second division, the Ottawa Fury instantly become an outlier in Canadian Soccer: too small a market for MLS (which has made it clear its Canadian expansion is over),…

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Five Guys, One Couch: A Profile of Fury FC’s Maxime Crépeau

Five Guys, One Couch: A Profile of Fury FC’s Maxime Crépeau

PHOTOS: Steve Kingsman/Freestyle Photography/Ottawa Fury FC By Théo Gauthier @Mimglow One day, you’re taken to your older brother’s soccer match, and the appeal of the sport works its magic on you. Shortly thereafter, you’re playing as a defender for your hometown on Montreal’s south shore, but your team’s keeper is away on vacation. Teammates are looking around and asking: “Who’s crazy enough to play keeper?” You raise your hand, get your debut in goal…and never look back. This is the story…

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Open That Window! Fury Acquires Canadian International Daniel Haber

Open That Window! Fury Acquires Canadian International Daniel Haber

By Théo Gauthier @Mimglow The Ottawa Fury have been dropping hints for months that General Manager Julian de Guzman, in his first season in the job, was not done overhauling the roster he inherited from his predecessor Paul Dalglish. On Monday morning, the Fury delivered on those suggestions as they acquired Canadian international Daniel Haber from FC Cincinnati on a free transfer. As is its custom, the Fury declined to comment on salary numbers. Haber could prove very useful to…

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Fury To CPL? New Comments Appear To Suggest Done Deal

Fury To CPL? New Comments Appear To Suggest Done Deal

PHOTO: Fury GM Julian de Guzman, Credit: Steve Kingsman/Freestyle Photography/Ottawa Fury FC By Théo Gauthier @Mimglow Stephen Hart, newly announced as the first head coach and general manager in HFX Wanderers FC history, appears to have outed the Ottawa Fury’s intentions to join the Canadian Premier League in its inaugural season. In an article by Willy Palov in today’s Halifax Herald, Hart had the following to say: Getting any kind of official indication that Ottawa Fury FC would join the…

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