Ottawa Fury FC
Ottawa Fury Football Club is a Canadian professional soccer club based in Ottawa, Ontario. The club plays at TD Place Stadium in Lansdowne Park. Founded in 2011, and named on February 26, 2013, the team made its debut in the North American Soccer League in 2014. In 2017 the club moved to the United Soccer League and began an affiliation with the Montreal Impact of Major League Soccer. The team also competes for the Canadian Championship.
|Full name||Ottawa Fury Football Club|
|Founded||June 20, 2011|
|Stadium||TD Place Stadium
|Owner||Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG)|
|Head Coach||Nikola Popovic|
|League||United Soccer League|
|2017||10th, Eastern Conference
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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. Their first game was on July 20, 2014, against the New York Cosmos. 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 the third-tier Première Ligue de soccer du Québec for the upcoming season.
United Soccer League (2016–present)Edit
In late 2016, rumours persisted that the club would leave the NASL for the United Soccer League. On October 25, 2016, the Fury announced that they would be joining the USL for the 2017 season. 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.
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. Although an affiliated club, Ottawa Fury FC will remain eligible for the Canadian Championship.
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.
|Period||Kit sponsor||Shirt sponsor|
|2014–2015||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 staffEdit
Where a player has not declared an international allegiance, nation is determined by place of birth.
|General manager||Julian de Guzman|
|Assistant general manager||Carrie McKay|
|Head coach||Nikola Popvic|
|Assistant coach||Victor Oppong|
|Goalkeeper coach||Youssef Dahha|
|Head physician||Dr. Lindsay Bradley|
|Head athletic therapist||Francois Martel|
|Equipment manager||Cortlin Tonn|
Head coaching history and recordsEdit
- As of May 19, 2018
|Marc Dos Santos||May 23, 2013||November 20, 2015||63||23||18||22||36.51|
|Paul Dalglish||November 20, 2015||August 15, 2017||60||19||16||25||31.67|
|Julian de Guzman (interim)||August 15, 2017||December 21, 2017||12||1||8||3||8.33|
|Nikola Popovic||December 21, 2017||present||9||2||3||4||22.22|
The Ottawa Fury's main rivalry was with FC Edmonton, the North American Soccer League's other Canadian club. Named the "All-Canadian derby" or the "Battle of Canada", the derby was played several times each year in the NASL and in the Canadian Championship.
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|
|Canadian Championship (2014–2017)||8||3||1||4||10||13|
- As of May 19, 2018 
|Year||League||Div||GP||W||D||L||GF||GA||Pts||Pos||Playoffs||Canadian Championship||Champions League||League
|2014||NASL||2||27||7||6||14||34||38||27||8th||Did not qualify||Preliminary Round||Did not qualify||4,492||Oliver||7|
|2015||30||15||11||4||42||23||56||2nd||Runners-up||Preliminary Round||5,164||Tom Heinemann||8|
|2016||32||7||10||15||32||40||31||10th||Did not qualify||Semi-finals||5,482||Carl Haworth||7|
|2017||USL||32||8||14||10||42||41||38||10th, East||Semi-finals||5,365||Steevan Dos Santos||10|
|2018||9||2||3||4||5||14||9||14th, East||To be determined||Second qualifying round||5,326||Five players||1|
Note: Only league goals counted for top scorer
- As of May 19, 2018 
|1||Forward||Heinemann, TomTom Heinemann||United States||2014–15||14||4||18|
|2||Forward||Haworth, CarlCarl Haworth||Canada||2014–||14||1||15|
|3||Forward||Dos Santos, SteevanSteevan Dos Santos||Cape Verde||2017–||11||2||13|
|5||Midfielder||Ubiparipović, SinišaSiniša Ubiparipović||Bosnia and Herzegovina||2014–15||9||9|
|Midfielder||Williams, RyanRyan Williams||England||2016–17||7||2||9|
|7||Forward||Seoane, SitoSito Seoane||United States||2017–18||6||2||8|
|8||Forward||Jr., PauloPaulo Jr.||Brazil||2015–16||5||1||6|
|9||Forward||Wiedeman, AndrewAndrew Wiedeman||United States||2015||4||1||5|
|10||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|
Bolded players are currently on the Ottawa Fury FC roster.
- As of May 19, 2018 
|1||Forward||Haworth, CarlCarl Haworth||Canada||2014–||106||1||8||115|
|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||Midfielder||Rozeboom, LanceLance Rozeboom||United States||2016–17||52||8||60|
|5||Defender||Trafford, MasonMason Trafford||Canada||2014–15||52||2||3||57|
|6||Midfielder||Dixon, JamarJamar Dixon||Canada||2016–||49||4||53|
|Defender||Edward, EddieEddie Edward||Canada||2016–||49||4||53|
|Midfielder||Ubiparipović, SinišaSiniša Ubiparipović||Bosnia and Herzegovina||2014–15||48||2||3||53|
|9||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|
Bolded players are currently on the Ottawa Fury FC roster.
|2016||Julian de Guzman||Canada|
|2017||Lance Rozeboom||United States|
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