July 20, 2014 – Ottawa Fury FC vs New York Cosmos – Preview
This preview is an excerpt from an article that Stuart Mactaggart and I wrote for RedNation Online.
Ottawa Fury FC will host New York Cosmos this Sunday as they play their first match ever at their new home, the TD Place Stadium, at Landsdowne Park. The Cosmos, who finished 2nd in the NASL Spring Season and have high hopes of taking the Fall Season crown, fell to a surprising 1-3 home loss vs. San Antonio, conceding as many goals in the match as they had during the entire Spring Season.
Earlier this week, Fury FC President John Pugh announced that ticket sales for the home opener have broken the NASL attendance record, currently set by San Antonio in 2012 at 13,151. The squad looks to impress the 13,000+ fans as they look to continue the momentum set by the home win of their CFL cousins Ottawa RedBlacks on Friday, and help write an exciting new chapter in Ottawa football history.
CB Ryan Richter, on loan from Toronto FC, will miss this weekend’s home opener after picking up two yellow cards last week. The Fury could see a return of Omar Jarun or Drew Beckie in the centre-back position alongside Trafford, who was named to his 2nd NASL Team of the Week after his contribution versus Edmonton. Apart from Richter, Fury will also continue to miss CM Nicki Paterson, who is getting close to match fitness but may still be a couple weeks away from his return, as well as GK Romuald Peiser, who is still not match fit following his arrival at the club last week.
Injuries and Suspensions
Injury/fitness: CM Nicki Paterson (out), GK Romuald Peiser (doubtful)
Suspension: CB Ryan Richter (1-game suspension)
When: Sunday, July 20, 2014 @ 3pm EDT
Where: TD Place, Ottawa, ON (Watch at Rogers TV Ottawa 22, NASLLive.com; Listen at TSN1200 AM)
NASL: http://www.nasl.com/article/uuid/1ueitmb6iptbr1dls0jj29uznq/ottawa-fury-fc-schedule-to-break-nasl-attendance-record-on-sunday#.U8rb8_ltYiI and http://www.nasl.com/article/uuid/1519ymx1u1qdk1mr2ihcfykkyu/match-preview-ottawa-fury-fc-vs-new-york-cosmos#.U8wKo9gg_IU
OFFC: http://www.ottawafuryfc.com/news/detail/uuid/1b2h18fuzg9apz9go0eco3pgp/match-preview-ottawa-fury-fc-v-new-york-cosmos#.U8rcBPltYiI and http://www.ottawafuryfc.com/news/detail/uuid/1b1wqnej888gg1rczqgbzo0907/keys-to-the-game#.U8rcEPltYiI
Metro News Ottawa:
Empire of Soccer: http://www.empireofsoccer.com/record-noselli-updates-27566/
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