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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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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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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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Fury FC Bring Back Gagnon-Laparé To Replace Injured Tissot

Fury FC Bring Back Gagnon-Laparé To Replace Injured Tissot

By Théo Gauthier @Mimglow In their latest roster move, the Ottawa Fury brought left-back Jérémy Gagnon-Laparé back into the fold from fourth-division French club AS Vitré. Gagnon-Laparé, who has five caps for Canada, first played for the Fury during the 2015 stretch run while on loan from the Montreal Impact. In his first stint with the Fury, the Sherbrooke, Québec, native made three appearances, one of which came as a substitute in the NASL Championship match as Marc Dos Santos’s…

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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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Gassed: Ottawa Fury 0 – 1 Pittsburgh Riverhounds

Gassed: Ottawa Fury 0 – 1 Pittsburgh Riverhounds

PHOTOS: Steve Kingsman/Freestyle Photography/Ottawa Fury FC By Théo Gauthier @Mimglow Under a relentless July sun, the Ottawa Fury kicked off a string of five consecutive home matches by falling 1-0 to the Pittsburgh Riverhounds at TD Place on Sunday afternoon. The Riverhounds who, with the win, retain second place in the Eastern Conference by earning all three points from Sunday’s encounter, did not hide their intentions by lining up with five defenders across the back. It’s a strategy that has worked…

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Fury Release Canadian Kyle Porter; Expect More Changes

Fury Release Canadian Kyle Porter; Expect More Changes

PHOTO: Ottawa Fury By Théo Gauthier @Mimglow On Saturday morning, the Ottawa Fury released Canadian international Kyle Porter. The roster move marks the end of Porter’s second stint with the Fury. The Toronto-born winger was first signed to the Fury by Paul Dalglish for the 2016 season. After appearing 15 times for the club, he was released and signed by the Tampa Bay Rowdies in 2017. Last winter, Fury General Manager Julian de Guzman brought Porter back, but the Mississauga Falcons…

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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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