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Pulsating: Toronto FC II 3 – 4 Ottawa Fury FC

Pulsating: Toronto FC II 3 – 4 Ottawa Fury FC

PHOTO: Toronto FC II By Théo Gauthier @OwnGoalTheo On Thursday night in Toronto, the Ottawa Fury took a 2-0 lead into halftime with goals from Tony Taylor and Cristian Portilla which, in any other Fury match of 2018, would have been game over. The Fury secured their halftime lead by playing the same way they have all summer: tight defence, solid goalkeeping, conceding possession and taking shots at the opposition on the break. Head Coach Nikola Popovic’s hand was forced into…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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