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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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