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Rising: Richmond Kickers 0 – 2 Ottawa Fury FC

Rising: Richmond Kickers 0 – 2 Ottawa Fury FC

PHOTO: Richmond Kickers By Théo Gauthier @OwnGoalTheo   The Ottawa Fury have back-to-back wins for the first time since June, as the men in black and red earned a 2-0 victory on the road against the Richmond Kickers. Yes, back-to-back victories against the 16th-place Toronto FC II and the 15th-place Richmond Kickers are expected from a team with playoff ambitions, but the deed still has to get done. On a windy night in the Virginian capital, a Carl Haworth-induced own goal…

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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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Drought: New York Red Bulls II 1 – 0 Ottawa Fury FC

Drought: New York Red Bulls II 1 – 0 Ottawa Fury FC

PHOTOS: New York Red Bulls II By Théo Gauthier @OwnGoalTheo If the Ottawa Fury are to make the playoffs in 2018, they will have done so the hard way. On Friday night in Montclair, New Jersey, the Fury were dealt a blow to their fading playoff ambitions by way of a 1-0 loss to the New York Red Bulls II. The loss is their third in succession and the fourth match in a row without scoring. For those counting at home,…

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Knife Edge: Ottawa Fury FC 0 – 0 Indy Eleven

Knife Edge: Ottawa Fury FC 0 – 0 Indy Eleven

PHOTOS: Steve Kingsman/Freestyle Photography/Ottawa Fury FC By Théo Gauthier @OwnGoalTheo   There are times in sport when two opponents are so finely poised, so evenly matched, that a thin blade is necessary to pry them apart. On Saturday afternoon at TD Place, neither Ottawa Fury FC or Indy Eleven got their hands on such an implement as they poked and prodded their way to a 0-0 draw. When it’s this close, every opportunity takes on a larger significance. Both sides had…

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Clinical: Ottawa Fury FC 2 – 0 Richmond Kickers

Clinical: Ottawa Fury FC 2 – 0 Richmond Kickers

PHOTO: Martin Mendizabal By Théo Gauthier @OwnGoalTheo Another home win, another clean sheet. The Ottawa Fury picked up a vital three points against the Richmond Kickers at TD Place on Wednesday night on a perfect night for soccer in the capital. Maxime Crépeau and the Fury picked up their 11th clean sheet of the season as Carl Haworth and Tony Taylor provided the goals they needed to climb to seventh in the USL Eastern Conference standings. The Fury may have intended…

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Music City Lament: Nashville SC 2 – 0 Ottawa Fury

Music City Lament: Nashville SC 2 – 0 Ottawa Fury

Nashville has historically been the home of heartfelt laments, so the Ottawa Fury won’t have had to look hard for an appropriate soundtrack for their journey home after a 2-0 loss on Friday night. Merle Haggard’s “Sing Me Back Home” might be a good selection, seeing as this mini road trip has failed to deliver the bounty of points the Fury set out to collect after the final game of their homestand. Against Atlanta United II on Tuesday, in the…

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Ottawa Fury Release Former Phenom Gerardo Bruna

Ottawa Fury Release Former Phenom Gerardo Bruna

PHOTOS: Steve Kingsman/Freestyle Photography/Ottawa Fury FC By Théo Gauthier @OwnGoalTheo He’s the boy-wonder who never quite reached the expectations levied upon him as a promising 17-year-old. On Thursday afternoon, the Ottawa Fury released Gerardo Bruna after three mostly ineffective seasons for the club. In 38 matches for the Fury, the Argentinian-born midfielder scored one goal and had three assists. It was thought that the former Liverpool FC academy product could flourish in the right environment after bouncing around the lower English…

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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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Great Scott! Atlanta United II 1 – 1 Ottawa Fury FC

Great Scott! Atlanta United II 1 – 1 Ottawa Fury FC

PHOTOS: Atlanta United 2 / USL By Théo Gauthier @OwnGoalTheo In W.P. Kinsella’s 1986 novel The Iowa Baseball Confederacy, the author explores what would happen if a baseball game went to extra innings and never ended, bending time and space to conjure up a 2000-inning game between the 1908 Chicago Cubs and a local Iowa team. Shades of that idea were on display tonight in Atlanta as the Ottawa Fury and Atlanta United II resumed a match which was suspended…

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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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