Ottawa Fury FC announced this morning that they have released RB Andres Fresenga. The fullback started the season with high expectations from the Fury FC supporters, as a Canadian U-23 international who had attended the full national team training camp, with a trial at Vancouver Whitecaps FC.
However, his season was blighted by injury and inconsistent form, as his great overlapping runs and committed defending were interspersed with inconsistent displays time to time on the right flank. Fresenga did seem to turn the corner with an excellent display in the home match vs. San Antonio in May, but it would in fact turn out to be his last match for the club, as he picked up an injury during the summer break. With the subsequent signings of Ryan Richter and O’Brian Woodbine, Fresenga lost his spot in the starting XI, and the move today should benefit both parties involved, as Fresenga will do well to start fresh at a new club.
We wish the best to Andres, a Uruguayan-Canadian from Toronto, who we believe will continue to develop and cross paths with in the near future in the Canadian football landscape. The Fury FC supporters also will not forget the little strut and humour he showed at the Fury FC kit launch party at the beginning of the season, where he endeared himself to teammates and fans alike. Good luck, Andres.