Ottawa Fury FC

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Ottawa Fury
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 USL (2017)
2016 (NASL) Spring: 9th
Fall: 10th
Combined: 10th
Playoffs: DNQ
Website Club home page
Current season

Ottawa Fury Football Club is a Canadian professional soccer club 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. The team joined the United Soccer League in 2017 as the affiliate of the Major League Soccer club Montreal Impact.

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]

North American Soccer League (2011–16)[edit]

On June 20, 2011 NASL announced that an Ottawa expansion team would join the league once the stadium was 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.

United Soccer League (2016–present)[edit]

In late 2016, rumours persisted that the club would leave the NASL for the United Soccer League.[8] In October 2016, the Fury announced that they would be joining the USL for the 2017 season.[9][10] At the time of their announcement, it had been reported that the Fury were losing approximately $2 million per year during their time in the NASL.[11]

On December 9, 2016, the Montreal Impact announced that it would enter an affiliation agreement with Ottawa Fury FC after disbanding their reserve side FC Montreal.[12] As an affiliated club, Ottawa Fury FC will remain eligible for the Canadian Championship.[13]

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 primary and secondary 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.[14]

In February 2016, the club announced a multi-year kit sponsorship deal with Adidas.[15]

Sponsors[edit]

Period Kit sponsor Shirt sponsor
2014–2015 Admiral The Heart & Crown Irish Pubs
2016–present Adidas Chartwells

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.[16]

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.[17] 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.[18] Sinisa Sindik and Guy Girard provide commentary.

As with all teams in the NASL, Ottawa Fury FC webcasts all of their home games. They are available to view on NASL Live, a subscription service that broadcast every NASL game.[19]

Players and staff[edit]

Current roster[edit]

As of May 29, 2017 [20]

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

No. Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Irving, CallumCallum Irving  Canada
2 Midfielder Barden, JonathanJonathan Barden  England
3 Defender Edward, EddieEddie Edward  Canada
4 Defender Del Campo, Ramon MartinRamon Martin Del Campo  Mexico
5 Defender Venter, KyleKyle Venter  United States
6 Defender McEleney, ShaneShane McEleney  Ireland
7 Midfielder Williams, RyanRyan Williams  England
8 Forward Dos Santos, SteevanSteevan Dos Santos  Cape Verde
9 Forward Haworth, CarlCarl Haworth  Canada
10 Midfielder Bruna, GerardoGerardo Bruna  Spain
11 Forward Seoane, SitoSito Seoane  United States
12 Defender Campbell, AndraeAndrae Campbell  Jamaica
14 Defender Obasi, OnuaOnua Obasi  England
18 Forward Hume, TuckerTucker Hume  United States
22 Midfielder Dixon, JamarJamar Dixon  Canada
23 Goalkeeper MacRae, AndrewAndrew MacRae  Canada
24 Midfielder Sanon, Jimmy-ShammarJimmy-Shammar Sanon  Haiti
25 Midfielder Rozeboom, LanceLance Rozeboom (captain)  United States
26 Defender Meilleur-Giguère, ThomasThomas Meilleur-Giguère  Canada
28 Midfielder Manesio, SergioSergio Manesio  England
59 Defender Mkungilwa, AronAron Mkungilwa  Canada
70 Goalkeeper Paulmin, DavidDavid Paulmin  Canada
77 Forward Salazar, MichaelMichael Salazar (on loan from Montreal Impact)  Belize

Staff[edit]

As of May 23, 2017 [21][22]
Position Nation Staff
Head coach  Scotland Paul Dalglish
Assistant coach  Wales Jed Davies
Assistant coach  Canada Julian de Guzman
Goalkeeper coach  Zimbabwe Bruce Grobbelaar
Manager, soccer operations  Canada Carrie McKay
Head physician  Canada Dr. Lindsay Bradley
Head athletic therapist  Canada Seadon Pereira
Equipment manager  Canada Brent Wilson

Head coaching history and records[edit]

As of June 24, 2017
Coach Nation From To Record1
G W D L Win %
Marc Dos Santos  Canada May 23, 2013[23] November 20, 2015 63 23 18 22 36.51
Paul Dalglish  Scotland November 20, 2015[24] Present 54 17 15 22 31.48

Supporters' groups[edit]

Ottawa Fury FC has three supporters' groups: the Bytown Boys Supporters Club, Fury Ultras and Stony Monday Riot.[25]

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.[26]

The following table shows all competitive meetings between the Ottawa Fury and Edmonton, updated to the most recent derby of May 10, 2017 (Ottawa – Edmonton 3–2).

Matches Ottawa wins Draws Edmonton wins Ottawa goals Edmonton goals
NASL (2014–2016) 9 3 3 3 6 7
Canadian Championship (2014–) 8 3 1 4 10 13
Total 17 6 4 7 16 20

Record[edit]

Year-by-year[edit]

As of June 24, 2017 [citation needed]
Year League Div GP W D L GF GA Pts Pos Playoffs Canadian Championship Champions League League
Attendance
Top Scorer
Name Gls
2014 NASL 2 27 7 6 14 34 38 27 8th Did not qualify Preliminary Round Did not qualify 4,492 Brazil Oliver 7
2015 30 15 11 4 42 23 56 2nd Runners-up Preliminary Round 5,164 United States Tom Heinemann 8
2016 32 7 10 15 32 40 31 10th Did not qualify Semi-finals 5,482 Canada Carl Haworth 7
2017 USL 14 5 5 4 19 17 20 5th, East To be determined Semi-finals 5,394 United States Sito Seoane 4

Note: Only league goals counted for top scorer

Top goalscorers[edit]

As of June 24, 2017 [citation needed]
# Pos. Name Nation Career League PO CC CCL Total
1 Forward Heinemann, TomTom Heinemann  United States 2014–15 14 4 18
2 Forward Haworth, CarlCarl Haworth  Canada 2014– 11 1 12
3 Forward , OliverOliver  Brazil 2014–15 9 1 10
4 Midfielder Ubiparipović, SinišaSiniša Ubiparipović  Bosnia and Herzegovina 2014–15 9 9
Midfielder Williams, RyanRyan Williams  England 2016– 7 2 9
5 Forward Jr., PauloPaulo Jr.  Brazil 2015–16 5 1 6
Forward Seoane, SitoSito Seoane  United States 2017– 4 2 6
8 Forward Wiedeman, AndrewAndrew Wiedeman  United States 2015 4 1 5
9 Defender Alves, RafaelRafael Alves  Brazil 2015–16 4 4
Midfielder Donatelli, TonyTony Donatelli  United States 2014 4 4
Forward Gentile, GiuseppeGiuseppe Gentile  United States 2016 4 4
Midfielder Paterson, NickiNicki Paterson  Scotland 2014–15 4 4
Midfielder Ryan, RichieRichie Ryan  Ireland 2014–15 4 4
Forward Dos Santos, SteevanSteevan Dos Santos  Cape Verde 2017– 2 2 4

Bolded players are currently on the Ottawa Fury FC roster.

Most appearances[edit]

As of June 24, 2017 [citation needed]
# Pos. Name Nation Career League PO CC CCL Total
1 Forward Haworth, CarlCarl Haworth  Canada 2014– 79 1 8 88
2 Goalkeeper Peiser, RomualdRomuald Peiser  France 2014–16 73 2 4 79
3 Defender Alves, RafaelRafael Alves  Brazil 2015–16 61 2 5 68
4 Defender Trafford, MasonMason Trafford  Canada 2014–15 52 2 3 57
5 Midfielder Ubiparipović, SinišaSiniša Ubiparipović  Bosnia and Herzegovina 2014–15 48 2 3 53
6 Midfielder Rozeboom, LanceLance Rozeboom  United States 2016– 44 8 52
7 Midfielder Eustáquio, MauroMauro Eustáquio  Canada 2014–16 45 2 2 49
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

Bolded players are currently on the Ottawa Fury FC roster.

Club captains[edit]

Dates Name Nation
2014–15 Richie Ryan  Ireland
2016 Julian de Guzman  Canada
2017– Lance Rozeboom  United States

International results[edit]

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

Honours[edit]

League[edit]

References[edit]

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  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. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20110625012343/http://www.vancouversun.com/sports/Ottawa+getting+North+American+Soccer+League+team/4963420/story.html. Archived from the original on June 25, 2011. Retrieved June 20, 2011.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ "Fury FC to Feature in PLSQ". December 25, 2014. 
  8. ^ Gord Holder (September 22, 2016). "Ottawa Fury players on rumours about team's future: 'Above my pay grade'". Ottawa Citizen. 
  9. ^ Ottawa Fury FC (October 25, 2016). "Ottawa Fury FC to join the USL for 2017 season". 
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  12. ^ "The Montreal Impact associates with Ottawa Fury FC in the USL". Montreal Impact. December 9, 2016. Retrieved December 9, 2016. 
  13. ^ Carlucci, Mario. "Ottawa Fury FC, Montreal Impact strike partnership deal". CBC News. Retrieved 10 December 2016. 
  14. ^ "Fury FC Unveil Inaugural Game Kits". March 29, 2014. Retrieved September 14, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Fury FC Announce Multi-Year Partnership with adidas". ottawafuryfc.com. Retrieved 15 February 2016. 
  16. ^ "Ottawa Fury FC to Play NASL Spring Season Games at Carleton University". October 11, 2013. Retrieved October 13, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Ottawa Fury FC NASL: TSN Radio Becomes Exclusive Radio Home of Fury FC and REDBLACKS". Ottawafuryfc.com. Retrieved April 20, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Ottawa Fury FC NASL: Fury FC To Be Carried on French Language Radio". Ottawafuryfc.com. Retrieved April 20, 2014. 
  19. ^ "The NASL announce a subscription service for 2014, will no longer stream games for free". SBNation.com. Retrieved April 20, 2014. 
  20. ^ "Roster". Retrieved May 12, 2017. 
  21. ^ "Coaching Staff". Retrieved May 23, 2017. 
  22. ^ "Staff". OSEG. Retrieved 24 May 2017. 
  23. ^ "Marc Dos Santos Named First Head Coach of Fury FC". ottawafuryfc.com. Retrieved 20 November 2015. 
  24. ^ "Ottawa Fury FC Appoint Paul Dalglish as Head Coach". ottawafuryfc.com. Retrieved 20 November 2015. 
  25. ^ "Ottawa Fury FC Supporters Groups". OttawaFuryFC.com. 
  26. ^ "Ottawa Fury FC - All Canadian Derby". OttawaFuryFC.com. 

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