Ottawa Fury FC
|Full name||Ottawa Fury FC|
|Stadium||TD Place Stadium
|Owner||Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG)|
|Head Coach||Marc Dos Santos|
|League||North American Soccer League|
|Website||Club home page|
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. On February 26, 2013, the name Ottawa Fury FC was officially unveiled.
The franchise currently plays at TD Place Stadium in Lansdowne Park. The Fury's first game in TD Place Stadium was on July 20, 2014 against the New York Cosmos. During the spring 2014 season, the Fury played at Keith Harris Stadium on Carleton University's campus, until the completion of TD Place.
- 1 History
- 2 Colours
- 3 Stadium
- 4 Broadcasting
- 5 Players and staff
- 6 Supporters' groups
- 7 Rivalries
- 8 Record
- 9 References
- 10 External links
On June 20, 2011 NASL announced that an Ottawa expansion team would join the league once the stadium is ready in 2014. The Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG) was named as the ownership group of the club. 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 PLSQ for the upcoming season.
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.
Kit manufacturers and shirt sponsors
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|
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.
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. Play-by-play is done by AJ Jakubec, with colour commentary by Richard Starnes for home matches, and Graeme Ivory for away matches.
Players and staff
As of July 7, 2015.
Where a player has not declared an international allegiance, nation is determined by place of birth.
- Head Coach — Marc Dos Santos
- Assistant Coach — Martin Nash
- Goalkeeper Coach — Bruce Grobbelaar
- Technical Director — 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 and records
- As of July 26, 2015
|Marc Dos Santos||Canada||May 23, 2013||Present||46||13||13||20||28.26|
- 1.^ Includes league, The Championship, NASL Soccer Bowl, Canadian Championship and CONCACAF Champions League games, if any.
Ottawa Fury FC main rivalry is with the only other Canadian team in the league, FC Edmonton. The league "All-Canadian derby", also named "the battle of Canada", is played several times a year, during both, the regular NASL season and the annual Canadian Championship.
All-Canadian Derby Record:
The following table lists the history of official meetings between Ottawa Fury FC and FC Edmonton, updated to the most recent derby of May 29, 2015 (Ottawa Fury FC - FC Edmonton 0–0)
|Matches||Ottawa wins||draws||Edmonton wins||Ottawa goals||Edmonton goals|
|Canadian Championship (2014-)||4||0||1||3||3||9|
|Total Official matches||8||1||3||4||4||11|
|Year||Regular season||Playoffs||Canadian Championship||Avg. Attendance||Top Scorer|
|Did not qualify||Preliminary Round||4,492||Oliver Minatel - 7G|
Last Updated: July 4, 2015.
|1||Forward||Heinemann, TomTom Heinemann||United States||2014–||10||10|
|2||Forward||Minatel, OliverOliver Minatel||Brazil||2014–||7||1||8|
|3||Midfielder||Donatelli, TonyTony Donatelli||United States||2014||4||4|
|Forward||Haworth, CarlCarl Haworth||Canada||2014–||4||4|
|Midfielder||Paterson, NickiNicki Paterson||Scotland||2014–||4||4|
|Midfielder||Ryan, RichieRichie Ryan||Ireland||2014–||4||4|
|Midfielder||Ubiparipović, SinišaSiniša Ubiparipović||Bosnia and Herzegovina||2014–||4||4|
|8||Forward||Dantas, ViniVini Dantas||Brazil||2014||2||1||3|
|9||Defender||Alves, RafaelRafael Alves||Brazil||2015–||2||2|
|Defender||Jarun, OmarOmar Jarun||Palestine||2014||2||2|
|1||Forward||Haworth, CarlCarl Haworth||Canada||2014–||38||4||42|
|2||Defender||Trafford, MasonMason Trafford||Canada||2014–||37||3||40|
|3||Midfielder||Ubiparipović, SinišaSiniša Ubiparipović||Bosnia and Herzegovina||2014–||35||3||38|
|4||Forward||Minatel, OliverOliver Minatel||Brazil||2014–||30||3||33|
|5||Goalkeeper||Peiser, RomualdRomuald Peiser||France||2014–||30||2||32|
|Midfielder||Ryan, RichieRichie Ryan||Ireland||2014–||30||2||32|
|Forward||Heinemann, TomTom Heinemann||United States||2014–||30||2||32|
|8||Defender||Richter, RyanRyan Richter||United States||2014–||28||2||30|
|9||Midfielder||Davies, PhilippePhilippe Davies||Canada||2014–||27||2||29|
|Defender||Beckie, DrewDrew Beckie||Canada||2014–||26||3||29|
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- "Fury FC to Feature in PLSQ". December 25, 2014.
- "Fury FC Unveil Inaugural Game Kits". March 29, 2014. Retrieved September 14, 2014.
- "Ottawa Fury FC to Play NASL Spring Season Games at Carleton University". October 11, 2013. Retrieved October 13, 2013.
- "Ottawa Fury FC NASL: TSN Radio Becomes Exclusive Radio Home of Fury FC and REDBLACKS". Ottawafuryfc.com. Retrieved April 20, 2014.
- "Ottawa Fury FC NASL: Fury FC To Be Carried on French Language Radio". Ottawafuryfc.com. Retrieved April 20, 2014.
- "The NASL announce a subscription service for 2014, will no longer stream games for free". SBNation.com. Retrieved April 20, 2014.
- "Roster". Retrieved May 12, 2015.
- "Staff". Retrieved April 10, 2014.
- "Staff". Retrieved August 12, 2014.
- "Ottawa Fury FC Supporters Groups". OttawaFuryFC.com.
- "Ottawa Fury FC - All Canadian Derby". OttawaFuryFC.com.