Ottawa Fury FC

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Ottawa Fury FC
Ottawa Fury.svg
Full name Ottawa Fury FC
Founded 2011
Stadium TD Place Stadium
Ottawa, Ontario
Stadium
capacity
24,000
Owner Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG)
President John Pugh
Head Coach Marc Dos Santos
League North American Soccer League
Website Club home page
Current season

Ottawa Fury FC is a Canadian professional soccer team based in Ottawa, Ontario. Founded in 2011, the team made its debut in the North American Soccer League in 2014.[1] On February 26, 2013, the name Ottawa Fury FC was officially unveiled.[2]

The franchise currently plays at TD Place Stadium in Lansdowne Park.[3] The Fury's first game in TD Place Stadium was on July 20, 2014 against the New York Cosmos.[4][5] During the spring 2014 season, the Fury played at Keith Harris Stadium on Carleton University's campus, until the completion of TD Place.

History[edit]

On June 20, 2011 NASL announced that an Ottawa expansion team would join the league once the stadium is ready in 2014.[6] The Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG) was named as the ownership group of the club.[7] The team replaced Ottawa Fury SC, of the USL PDL, in 2014.

Colours[edit]

In the late 2013, over 1,500 fans took part in a campaign to help pick the designs for the kits. Working closely with the kit manufacturer, the Club presented fans with three kit design options to vote on and submit their feedback, and the final kit designs reflect the preferences expressed by the Fury FC fan base. On March 29, 2014 the Ottawa Fury FC unveiled their home and away game kits that the club was to wear during its inaugural North American Soccer League (NASL) season. The home and away kits both feature the traditional colours of Ottawa sport: red and black. The home kit is predominantly black and the away kit is predominantly white.[8]

Kit manufacturers and shirt sponsors[edit]

The inaugural Ottawa Fury FC home and away kits are manufactured by Admiral Sportswear.

Season Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
2014- Admiral The Heart & Crown Irish Pubs

Stadium[edit]

The club play their home games at TD Place Stadium in Lansdowne Park. Due to the then on-going construction at TD Place, the club reached an agreement with Carleton University to stage its 2014 North American Soccer League (NASL) spring season games at Keith Harris Stadium on the Carleton University campus until the construction finished. The agreement with Carleton University allowed the Fury to play all five home games of the ten-game 2014 NASL spring season at Carleton.[9]

Home stadium[edit]

Other stadiums[edit]

Broadcasting[edit]

For the inaugural season Ottawa Fury FC home matches are televised on Rogers TV Ottawa. Dan Mooney and Gordon Smith provide commentary.

All home and away matches are broadcast on the radio in English on TSN 1200.[10] Play-by-play is done by AJ Jakubec, with colour commentary by Richard Starnes for home matches, and Graeme Ivory for away matches.

Select home matches are broadcast on the radio in French on 94,5 Unique FM.[11] Sinisa Sindik and Guy Girard provide commentary.

As with all teams in the NASL, Ottawa Fury FC webcasts of all their home games. They are available to view on NASL Live, a subscription service that broadcast every NASL game.[12]

Players and staff[edit]

Current roster[edit]

As of September 18, 2014.[13]

Where a player has not declared an international allegiance, nation is determined by place of birth.

No. Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Peiser, RomualdRomuald Peiser      France
2 Defender Soria, RamónRamón Soria      Spain
3 Defender Trafford, MasonMason Trafford      Canada
4 Defender Beckie, DrewDrew Beckie      Canada
5 Defender Jarun, OmarOmar Jarun (Vice-Captain)     Palestine
6 Midfielder Ryan, RichieRichie Ryan (Captain)     Ireland
8 Midfielder Paterson, NickiNicki Paterson (Vice-Captain)     Scotland
9 Forward Heinemann, TomTom Heinemann      United States
10 Midfielder Ubiparipović, SinišaSiniša Ubiparipović      Bosnia and Herzegovina
11 Forward Minatel, OliverOliver Minatel      Brazil
12 Goalkeeper Bush, ChadChad Bush      Canada
13 Defender Fresenga, AndrésAndrés Fresenga      Canada
14 Midfielder Donatelli, TonyTony Donatelli      United States
15 Midfielder Davies, PhilippePhilippe Davies      Canada
16 Defender Caceros, KennyKenny Caceros      Canada
17 Forward Haworth, CarlCarl Haworth      Canada
20 Midfielder Eustáquio, MauroMauro Eustáquio      Canada
21 Forward Mayard, Pierre-RudolphPierre-Rudolph Mayard      Canada
24 Goalkeeper de Bellis, MarcelMarcel de Bellis      Canada
28 Forward Dantas, ViniVini Dantas      Brazil
29 Goalkeeper Gorrick, DevalaDevala Gorrick      United States
Defender Woodbine, O'BrianO'Brian Woodbine      Jamaica

Staff[edit]

As of April 10, 2014.[14][15]

  • Head Coach — Canada Marc Dos Santos
  • Assistant Coach — Canada Martin Nash
  • Goalkeeper Coach — Zimbabwe Bruce Grobbelaar
  • Technical Director — Canada Philip Dos Santos
  • Equipment Manager — Brad Smith
  • Team Athletic Therapist — Mel Flala
  • Head of Human Performance & Fitness Coach; Kyle Thorne
  • Team Chaplain - Athletes in Action — Paul Huggins
  • Team Doctor — Dr. Taryn Taylor

Head coaching history[edit]

Supporters' groups[edit]

Ottawa Fury FC has three supporters' groups: the Bytown Boys Supporters Club, Fury Ultras and Stony Monday Riot.[16]

Record[edit]

Top goalscorers[edit]

# Pos. Name Nation Career NASL Playoffs CC CCL Total
1 Forward Minatel, OliverOliver Minatel  Brazil 2014– 5 5
2 Midfielder Donatelli, TonyTony Donatelli  United States 2014– 4 4
Forward Heinemann, TomTom Heinemann  United States 2014– 4 4
Midfielder Ubiparipović, SinišaSiniša Ubiparipović  Bosnia and Herzegovina 2014– 4 4
5 Defender Jarun, OmarOmar Jarun  Palestine 2014– 2 2
Forward Dantas, ViniVini Dantas  Brazil 2014– 1 1 2
7 Midfielder Davies, PhilippePhilippe Davies  Canada 2014– 1 1
Forward Haworth, CarlCarl Haworth  Canada 2014– 1 1

Last Updated: September 14, 2014.
CC = Canadian Championship; CCL = CONCACAF Champions League
Bolded players are currently on the Ottawa Fury FC roster.

Top assists[edit]

# Pos. Name Nation Career NASL Playoffs CC CCL Total
1 Midfielder Donatelli, TonyTony Donatelli  United States 2014– 4 4
2 Midfielder Ryan, RichieRichie Ryan  Ireland 2014– 3 3
Midfielder Ubiparipović, SinišaSiniša Ubiparipović  Bosnia and Herzegovina 2014– 3 3
Forward Dantas, ViniVini Dantas  Brazil 2014– 3 3
5 Midfielder Davies, PhilippePhilippe Davies  Canada 2014– 1 1
Forward Haworth, CarlCarl Haworth  Canada 2014– 1 1
Forward Minatel, OliverOliver Minatel  Brazil 2014– 1 1
Midfielder Paterson, NickiNicki Paterson  Scotland 2014– 1 1

Last Updated: September 14, 2014.
CC = Canadian Championship; CCL = CONCACAF Champions League
Bolded players are currently on the Ottawa Fury FC roster.

Most appearances[edit]

# Pos. Name Nation Career NASL Playoffs CC CCL Total
1 Defender Trafford, MasonMason Trafford  Canada 2014– 19 2 21
Forward Dantas, ViniVini Dantas  Brazil 2014– 19 2 21
3 Midfielder Donatelli, TonyTony Donatelli  United States 2014- 18 2 20
Midfielder Ryan, RichieRichie Ryan  Ireland 2014– 18 2 20
5 Forward Haworth, CarlCarl Haworth  Canada 2014- 17 2 19
Midfielder Davies, PhilippePhilippe Davies  Canada 2014- 17 2 19
7 Defender Beckie, DrewDrew Beckie  Canada 2014– 16 2 18
Midfielder Ubiparipović, SinišaSiniša Ubiparipović  Bosnia and Herzegovina 2014– 17 1 18
9 Forward Minatel, OliverOliver Minatel  Brazil 2014– 15 2 17
10 Defender Soria, RamónRamón Soria  Spain 2014– 14 1 15

Last Updated: September 14, 2014.
CC = Canadian Championship; CCL = CONCACAF Champions League
Bolded players are currently on the Ottawa Fury FC roster.

Club captains[edit]

Dates Name Nation
2014- Richie Ryan  Ireland

International results[edit]

Average attendance[edit]

Year NASL Spring NASL Fall NASL Playoffs CC Friendlies Total Attendance
2014 2,684 6,632 TBD 2,411 8,643 72,224

Last Updated: September 7, 2014.
CC = Canadian Championship; CCL = CONCACAF Champions League DNQ = Did Not Qualify

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Ottawa Fury FC". OttawaFuryFC.com. 
  2. ^ "NASL Ottawa Franchise Selects Ottawa Fury Football Club as its Name". Nasl.com. February 26, 2013. Retrieved February 27, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Ottawa Awarded NASL Franchise – OurSports Central – Independent and Minor League Sports News". OurSports Central. June 20, 2011. Retrieved April 7, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Ottawa Fury soccer club plays 1st game at Lansdowne July 20". http://www.cbc.ca/news. January 16, 2014. Retrieved April 26, 2014. 
  5. ^ http://metronews.ca/news/ottawa/1102388/ottawa-fury-set-new-nasl-attendance-record-at-lansdowne/
  6. ^ "Ottawa to Join NASL | North American Soccer League". Nasl.com. June 20, 2011. Retrieved April 7, 2012. 
  7. ^ http://www.vancouversun.com/sports/Ottawa+getting+North+American+Soccer+League+team/4963420/story.html[dead link]
  8. ^ "Fury FC Unveil Inaugural Game Kits". March 29, 2014. Retrieved September 14, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Ottawa Fury FC to Play NASL Spring Season Games at Carleton University". October 11, 2013. Retrieved October 13, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Ottawa Fury FC NASL: TSN Radio Becomes Exclusive Radio Home of Fury FC and REDBLACKS". Ottawafuryfc.com. Retrieved April 20, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Ottawa Fury FC NASL: Fury FC To Be Carried on French Language Radio". Ottawafuryfc.com. Retrieved April 20, 2014. 
  12. ^ "The NASL announce a subscription service for 2014, will no longer stream games for free". SBNation.com. Retrieved April 20, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Roster". Retrieved July 11, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Staff". Retrieved April 10, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Staff". Retrieved August 12, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Ottawa Fury FC Supporters Groups". OttawaFuryFC.com. 

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