July 26, 2014 – Carolina RailHawks vs Ottawa Fury FC – Preview
Injury/fitness: LW Oliver (doubtful), RB Drew Beckie (doubtful), GK Romuald Peiser (doubtful)
When: Saturday, July 26, 2014 @ 7:30pm EDT
Where: WakeMed Soccer Park, Cary, NC (Watch at NASLLive.com; Listen at TSN1200 AM)
Carolina has started the Fall Season with 3 straight losses, including their first home loss of the season vs. Indy Eleven last week, and will be desperately looking to rectify their situation on Saturday at home vs. Ottawa. They also closed out the Spring Season with a 6-1 hammering loss away at Edmonton, and have lost severe momentum from their 4th placed finish in Spring Season, in which they displayed a perfect 4-0-0 record at home, but stumbling to a 0-2-3 record when visiting away.
For Ottawa, the status of LW Oliver and RB Drew Beckie is doubtful at the moment, with both of them sitting out the 0-1 friendly loss vs. Rangers FC on Wednesday after they both picked up ankle injuries in the 0-1 home loss vs. New York last Sunday. GK Romuald Peiser has built up his match fitness and did feature vs. Rangers, so he may be in contention for a spot in the lineup or on the bench. CM Nicki Paterson may also be a welcome addition to a spot in the lineup or on the bench after he returned from his 3-month injury layoff in the Rangers friendly. CB Ryan Richter is back from his 1-game suspension, and he also received game action on Wednesday, though not with Ottawa, as he played 45 minutes in the TFC friendly vs. Tottenham.
Ottawa has not yet scored in the Fall Season nor in their friendly, and the team will be looking to kick-start their goal-scoring against a team that they famously beat (in the minds of Ottawa supporters anyways) 4-0 at home for Ottawa’s first NASL victory in club history, a match in which Oliver scored 2 headers and the midfield trio of Ubiparipovic, Ryan and Donatelli particularly shone.
Ottawa Sun: http://www.ottawasun.com/2014/07/24/ottawa-native-gets-thrill-playing-goal-against-famous-scottish-side–bush-accepts-role-on-team–players-get-short-practice-to-rest-up-for-carolina-saturday
Flashes of Fury:
Blog Fury FC:
Ours is the Fury:
Stony Monday Riot:
Bytown Boys SC:
Triangle Soccer Fanatics:
TSN 1200 Corner Kicks: http://autopod.ca/chum/28/podcasts/
RNO SMR Ours is the Fury: http://rednationonline.ca/Podcasts2014/OursistheFuryTheNewYorkCosmosruin.aspx
BBSC The Banter: