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Fight! Ottawa Fury FC 0-0 New York Red Bulls II

Fight! Ottawa Fury FC 0-0 New York Red Bulls II

PHOTO: Steve Kingsman/Freestyle Photography/Ottawa Fury FC By Théo Gauthier @Mimglow May 4, 2018 On Wednesday, the Ottawa Fury went down a man in the 66th minute but managed to hold the New York Red Bulls II to a 0-0 draw in front of a record USL School Day crowd of 8,081 young fans. It was the Fury’s second point in what has been a tumultuous early season. The Fury find themselves at the foot of the USL table, tied for…

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Malaise: Ottawa Fury FC 0 – 3 FC Cincinnati

Malaise: Ottawa Fury FC 0 – 3 FC Cincinnati

PHOTO: Matt Zambonin/Freestyle Photography/Ottawa Fury FC By Théo Gauthier @Mimglow April 30, 2018 The Ottawa Fury fell 3-0 to FC Cincinnati on Saturday afternoon in what can be deemed one of the most uneven performances in club history, handing former Fury captain Richie Ryan a triumphant return to his old stomping ground. The Fury were actually right where they wanted to be at halftime, having bossed the terms of engagement and asserted control over the match. The ball was moving…

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Olimpico! Ottawa Fury FC 1 – 1 North Carolina FC

Olimpico! Ottawa Fury FC 1 – 1 North Carolina FC

Photo credit: Freestyle Photography By Théo Gauthier @Mimglow April 25, 2018   Following a week that saw them overcome a grounded flight, a 13-hour bus trip back from Pittsburgh, and being relegated back to a small, covered training facility due to the ice event suffered by the city last week, the Ottawa Fury fought back from a goal down to earn their first point of the USL season in a 1-1 draw against North Carolina FC. The crowd of 6,137…

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Glimmer On The Riverside: Ottawa Fury FC 0 – 1 Pittsburgh Riverhounds

Glimmer On The Riverside: Ottawa Fury FC 0 – 1 Pittsburgh Riverhounds

By Théo Gauthier @Mimglow April 15, 2018   The Fury lost its third consecutive match to open its 2018 USL season on Saturday night, falling 1-0 to a well-organised and workmanlike Pittsburgh Riverhounds squad. Although the result was better in terms of goals conceded than their previous two efforts—a 4-1 loss in Charlotte and a 5-0 thrashing at the hands of the Tampa Bay Rowdies—the same problems arose in Pittsburgh. No one on the Fury squad currently seems comfortable with…

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Fury Thumped in Tampa

Fury Thumped in Tampa

By Théo Gauthier @Mimglow April 10, 2018 “It’s a learning process.” These were Ottawa Fury head coach Nikola Popovic’s words in a pre-game interview recorded for the Tampa Bay Rowdies broadcast on Saturday night. They may also have been a warning to Fury fans on what to expect in these, the early days of his tenure. The universe has conspired to deal the Fury and its fans a foul hand in early 2018. First, the league handed the club a…

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Ottawa Fury FC Lose 4-1 in Charlotte: Just Add Oil

Ottawa Fury FC Lose 4-1 in Charlotte: Just Add Oil

By Théo Gauthier @Mimglow March 18, 2018 The Ottawa Fury suffered a loss in their opening match of the season on Saturday night in Charlotte, North Carolina, as the Independence thumped Nikola Popovic’s men 4-1. Early in the first half, it was clear that Popovic’s system is well on its way to being integrated. Keeping the ball on the ground was the order of the day, and on this count the players executed well early on. Considering how depleted the…

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Ottawa Fury kick season off tomorrow @7pm, and there’s a watch party!

Ottawa Fury kick season off tomorrow @7pm, and there’s a watch party!

By James Bridges @JamesMBridges March 16, 2018 Tomorrow night, at 7pm, Ottawa Fury FC kick off their much-anticipated 2018 season with an away match in North Carolina against the Charlotte Independence. While last year was undoubtedly a massive disappointment for Fury fans, after having reached the NASL Final in 2016, this season begins with a fresh perspective and a club loaded with promising, young (predominantly Canadian) talent, with some Fury veterans and newcomers from abroad leading most of us to…

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Ottawa Fury Season Preview, Positionally Speaking

Ottawa Fury Season Preview, Positionally Speaking

By Théo Gauthier @Mimglow March 16, 2018 On Saturday night, the Ottawa Fury will attempt to parlay the excitement surrounding the club into an opening night victory, on the road to Charlotte Independence. There’s been a lot of talk about individual signings, the Canadian Awakening, footballing philosophy, and the general mood of the team (hint: very positive). But how do all these pieces work in concert? Let’s take a look at the False Nine system of play, and try to…

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Ottawa Fury FC Spring Forward

Ottawa Fury FC Spring Forward

By Théo Gauthier @Mimglow March 9, 2018 The Ottawa Fury have had a busy offseason. Having promoted a Canadian national team legend and former Fury FC player Julian De Guzman to the position of General Manager and naming Nikola Popovic head coach, the Fury have built a potentially explosive squad that culminated in the signing of a familiar face: Irish defender Colin Falvey returned to the fold in a move that was universally applauded by both media and supporters. Falvey…

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Ottawa Fury FC names Julian de Guzman 2nd Captain in Club History

Ottawa Fury FC names Julian de Guzman 2nd Captain in Club History

Well, this shouldn’t come as a surprise to many Ottawa Fury FC fans. After all, most believed that the captain’s armband would go to either de Guzman or GK Romuald Peiser, the two most veteran players on this year’s squad. The announcement, per OttawaFuryFC.com, is another feather in the cap of de Guzman’s already illustrious soccer career; he spent 3 seasons in the German 1st division (Bundesliga) from 2000-2005, and he was the first Canadian to play in in the Spanish…

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