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Fury FC Head Coach Nikola Popovic Clears The Air

Fury FC Head Coach Nikola Popovic Clears The Air

PHOTOS: Steve Kingsman/Freestyle Photography/Ottawa Fury FC By Théo Gauthier @OwnGoalTheo The Fury may have won a crucial match against a playoff rival on Friday night at TD Place, but something was clearly bothering head coach Nikola Popovic—both in his halftime and post-match comments. “It’s a very even game,” Popovic began when interviewed by sideline reporter Bianca Molnar as the teams headed to the locker rooms for halftime. “In our culture, we don’t complain. But if we had another culture, I would…

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Rowdies Repelled: Ottawa Fury 2 – 0 Tampa Bay Rowdies

Rowdies Repelled: Ottawa Fury 2 – 0 Tampa Bay Rowdies

PHOTOS: Steve Kingsman/Freestyle Photography/Ottawa Fury FC By Théo Gauthier @OwnGoalTheo OTTAWA, CANADA—The Ottawa Fury earned their 12th clean sheet of the season Friday night at TD Place on their way to a 2-0 victory against their former NASL rivals Tampa Bay Rowdies. The win was an important one for the Fury; going into Friday’s match, the two clubs were just outside the playoff picture and within one point of each other; their respective hunger for these three points was practically on…

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Dog Days: Ottawa Fury FC 0 – 3 Louisville City FC

Dog Days: Ottawa Fury FC 0 – 3 Louisville City FC

PHOTO: Matt Zambonin / Freestyle Photography By Théo Gauthier @OwnGoalTheo The summer grind was bound to catch up to the Ottawa Fury, and it appeared to have done so on a humid Saturday afternoon at TD Place as they were defeated 3-0 by Louisville City FC. Early on, the defending USL Cup champions looked spry and active compared to their hosts and pressed their advantage in the energy department to force some mistakes from the Fury’s back line. It was…

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Classy Defeat: Toronto FC 3 – 0 Ottawa Fury FC

Classy Defeat: Toronto FC 3 – 0 Ottawa Fury FC

PHOTOS: Paul Giamou / Toronto FC By Théo Gauthier @OwnGoalTheo   Toronto FC will meet the Vancouver Whitecaps in the Canadian Championship Final after defeating Ottawa Fury FC 3-0 in Toronto on Wednesday night. The final aggregate score from the two matches was 4-0. Over the course of 180 total minutes—and especially during the final 90 at BMO Field—TFC showed some of the killer instincts that propelled them to the CONCACAF Champions League Final back in April. TFC Head Coach…

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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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Cup Kaboom: Ottawa Fury 0 – 1 Toronto FC

Cup Kaboom: Ottawa Fury 0 – 1 Toronto FC

PHOTOS: Martin Mendizabal / Instagram: martin_gonzalesm12 By Théo Gauthier @Mimglow On what can only described as a perfect night for soccer, the Ottawa Fury fell a goal down early on in the first leg of their semifinal matchup in the Canadian Championship against provincial rivals Toronto FC and fell just short of equalising on Wednesday night at TD Place. The win by Toronto FC means they will take a one-goal advantage into the second leg at BMO Field in the…

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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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True Grit: Ottawa Fury FC 2 – 1 Penn FC

True Grit: Ottawa Fury FC 2 – 1 Penn FC

PHOTOS: Steve Kingsman/Freestyle Photography/Ottawa Fury FC By Théo Gauthier @Mimglow Romuald Peiser may be the Fury’s all-time leader in clean sheets (23), but the familiar confines of TD Place weren’t enough to keep his old team off the scoresheet as the Ottawa club came roaring back after going down a goal for a 2-1 win over Penn FC. The match, once again played in the oppressive heat and humidity that is typical of Ottawa afternoons in July, was the first come-from-behind…

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Daniel Haber Joins Fury For First Training Session

Daniel Haber Joins Fury For First Training Session

By Théo Gauthier @Mimglow   OTTAWA, ONTARIO—The Ottawa Fury welcomed the newest member of their squad to training on Wednesday, as Daniel Haber made his debut on the pitch at Lansdowne Park. The attacking-minded Canadian international was officially acquired on Monday from FC Cincinnati on a free transfer in a move that was quick to come together. “(The transfer) didn’t get done until about a week ago,” says Haber. “It was a pretty quick turnaround. (I) packed my bags and…

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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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