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Ottawa Fury FC
Ottawa Fury.svg
Full name Ottawa Fury Football Club
Founded 2011
Stadium TD Place Stadium
Ottawa, Ontario
Stadium
capacity
24,000
Owner Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG)
President John Pugh
Head Coach Paul Dalglish
League North American Soccer League
2015 Spring: 9th
Fall: 1st
Combined: 2nd
Playoffs: Runners-up
Website Club home page
Current season

Ottawa Fury FC is a Canadian professional soccer team based in Ottawa, Ontario. Founded in 2011, and named on February 26, 2013,[1] the team made its debut in the North American Soccer League in 2014.[2] It also competes for the Canadian Championship.

During the spring of its first season, the franchise played at Keith Harris Stadium at Carleton University, before moving to TD Place Stadium in Lansdowne Park.[3] Their first game there was on July 20, 2014 against the New York Cosmos.[4]

History[edit]

On June 20, 2011 NASL announced that an Ottawa expansion team would join the league once the stadium is ready in 2014.[5] The Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG) was named as the ownership group of the club.[6] The team replaced Ottawa Fury SC, of the USL PDL, in 2014. The women's W League team folded after the 2014 season but the other level programs continue. On December 15, 2014 Ottawa announced that they would be adding their academy teams to the third-tier Première Ligue de soccer du Québec for the upcoming season.[7]

In the 2015 season, the team won the Fall championship, and reached the Soccer Bowl, where they lost to the New York Cosmos.

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 February 4, 2016.[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 Balchan, RichRich Balchan      United States
6 Midfielder de Guzman, JulianJulian de Guzman      Canada
7 Forward Jr., PauloPaulo Jr.      Brazil
8 Midfielder Bailey, JamesJames Bailey      England
11 Midfielder Gyorio, MozziMozzi Gyorio      Canada
12 Goalkeeper MacRae, AndrewAndrew MacRae      Canada
14 Defender Obasi, Onua ThomasOnua Thomas Obasi      England
15 Forward Chin, DennisDennis Chin      Jamaica
17 Forward Haworth, CarlCarl Haworth      Canada
18 Defender Poltronieri, BrandonBrandon Poltronieri      Costa Rica
19 Defender Porter, KyleKyle Porter      Canada
20 Midfielder Eustáquio, MauroMauro Eustáquio      Canada
22 Midfielder Steele, JonnyJonny Steele      Northern Ireland
24 Goalkeeper DeBellis, MarcelMarcel DeBellis      Canada
25 Midfielder Rozeboom, LanceLance Rozeboom      United States
33 Defender Alves, RafaelRafael Alves      Brazil
77 Defender Timbó, FernandoFernando Timbó      Brazil

Staff[edit]

As of December 10, 2015 [14]
Position Nation Staff
Head coach  Scotland Paul Dalglish
Assistant coach  Canada Martin Nash
Goalkeeper coach  Zimbabwe Bruce Grobbelaar
Technical director  Serbia Darko Buser
Team doctor  Canada Dr. Taryn Taylor
Fitness coach  Canada Kyle Thorne
Team chaplain  Canada Paul Huggins
Director of medical services  Canada Dr. Glenn Copeland
Head athletic therapist  Canada David Wright

Head coaching history and records[edit]

As of November 20, 2015
Coach Nation From To Record1
G W D L Win %
Marc Dos Santos  Canada May 23, 2013[15] November 20, 2015 63 23 18 22 36.51
Paul Dalglish  Scotland November 20, 2015[16] Present 0 0 0 0 !

Supporters' groups[edit]

Ottawa Fury FC has three supporters' groups: the Bytown Boys Supporters Club, Fury Ultras and Stony Monday Riot.[17]

Rivalries[edit]

The Ottawa Fury's main rivalry is with FC Edmonton, the North American Soccer League's other Canadian club. Named the "All-Canadian derby" or the "Battle of Canada", the derby is played several times each year in the NASL and in the Canadian Championship.[18]

The following table shows all competitive meetings between the Ottawa Fury and Edmonton, updated to the most recent derby of October 4, 2015 (Ottawa Fury - Edmonton 2–0).

Matches Ottawa wins Draws Edmonton wins Ottawa goals Edmonton goals
NASL (2014–) 6 3 2 1 4 2
Canadian Championship (2014–) 4 0 1 3 3 9
Total 10 3 3 4 7 11

Record[edit]

Year-by-year[edit]

Year North American Soccer League Playoffs Canadian Championship Champions League League
Attendance
Top Scorer
GP W D L Spr. Fall Com. Name Gls
2014 27 7 6 14 6th 9th 8th Did not qualify Preliminary Round Did not qualify 4,492 Brazil Oliver 7
2015 30 15 11 4 9th 1st 2nd Runners-up Preliminary Round 5,164 United States Tom Heinemann 8

Note: Only NASL regular season goals counted
Last Updated: November 15, 2015.

Top goalscorers[edit]

# Pos. Name Nation Career NASL SB CC CCL Total
1 Forward Heinemann, TomTom Heinemann  United States 2014–15 14 4 18
2 Forward , OliverOliver  Brazil 2014–15 9 1 10
3 Midfielder Ubiparipović, SinišaSiniša Ubiparipović  Bosnia and Herzegovina 2014–15 9 9
4 Forward Wiedeman, AndrewAndrew Wiedeman  United States 2015 4 1 5
5 Defender Alves, RafaelRafael Alves  Brazil 2015– 4 4
Midfielder Donatelli, TonyTony Donatelli  United States 2014 4 4
Forward Haworth, CarlCarl Haworth  Canada 2014– 4 4
Midfielder Paterson, NickiNicki Paterson  Scotland 2014–15 4 4
Forward Jr., PauloPaulo Jr.  Brazil 2015– 4 4
Midfielder Ryan, RichieRichie Ryan  Ireland 2014–15 4 4

Last Updated: November 15, 2015.
Bolded players are currently on the Ottawa Fury FC roster.

Most appearances[edit]

# Pos. Name Nation Career NASL SB CC CCL Total
1 Defender Trafford, MasonMason Trafford  Canada 2014–15 52 2 3 57
2 Forward Haworth, CarlCarl Haworth  Canada 2014– 49 1 4 54
3 Midfielder Ubiparipović, SinišaSiniša Ubiparipović  Bosnia and Herzegovina 2014–15 48 2 3 53
4 Forward Heinemann, TomTom Heinemann  United States 2014–15 45 2 2 49
Defender Richter, RyanRyan Richter  United States 2014–15 45 2 2 49
Forward , OliverOliver  Brazil 2014–15 44 2 3 49
7 Goalkeeper Peiser, RomualdRomuald Peiser  France 2014– 44 2 2 48
8 Midfielder Ryan, RichieRichie Ryan  Ireland 2014–15 41 2 2 45
9 Defender Beckie, DrewDrew Beckie  Canada 2014–15 34 3 37
10 Defender Falvey, ColinColin Falvey  Ireland 2015 30 2 2 34

Last Updated: November 15, 2015.
Bolded players are currently on the Ottawa Fury FC roster.

Club captains[edit]

Dates Name Nation
2014–15 Richie Ryan  Ireland

International results[edit]

Year Competition Club Nation Result
2014 Friendly Rangers  Scotland L 0–1

Honours[edit]

League[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NASL Ottawa Franchise Selects Ottawa Fury Football Club as its Name". Nasl.com. February 26, 2013. Retrieved February 27, 2013. 
  2. ^ "About Ottawa Fury FC". OttawaFuryFC.com. 
  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.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  5. ^ "Ottawa to Join NASL | North American Soccer League". Nasl.com. June 20, 2011. Retrieved April 7, 2012. 
  6. ^ http://www.vancouversun.com/sports/Ottawa+getting+North+American+Soccer+League+team/4963420/story.html[dead link]
  7. ^ "Fury FC to Feature in PLSQ". December 25, 2014. 
  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 August 4, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Staff". Retrieved August 30, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Marc Dos Santos Named First Head Coach of Fury FC". ottawafuryfc.com. Retrieved 20 November 2015. 
  16. ^ "Ottawa Fury FC Appoint Paul Dalglish as Head Coach". ottawafuryfc.com. Retrieved 20 November 2015. 
  17. ^ "Ottawa Fury FC Supporters Groups". OttawaFuryFC.com. 
  18. ^ "Ottawa Fury FC - All Canadian Derby". OttawaFuryFC.com. 

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