2015 Fury FC Friendly – FC Montreal vs. Ottawa Fury FC Preview
When: Friday, March 20, 2015 @ 1:30pm EDT
Where: Olympic Stadium, Montreal, QC
Ottawa Injuries and Absences: DM Richie Ryan, DM Mauro Eustaquio (injured)
The Fury FC preseason continues with a short trip to Montreal to face its 3rd and final USL side this March, against the expansion FC Montreal, the USL reserve side for the Montreal Impact.
The game kicks off at 1pm at the Olympic Stadium, with DMs Richie Ryan and Mauro Eustaquio still nursing minor injuries, with Phil Davies performing admirably in the role last week.
This game may be the first time in our NASL history that we see Ottawa go up against one of their former players. CM Zakaria Messoudi, who was on loan for the spring season from Montreal and played well in his one appearance in the V Cup 1st leg against Edmonton, is now part of FC Montreal and may well see playing time tomorrow against the Fury FC, perhaps showing MDS how much he has improved since last season.
Some interesting tidbits for Fury FC fans from the past week that you may or may not be aware of:
- CB Omar Jarun was released before the Rochester friendly, with the announcement shortly after that he was offered a 3-month contract by Indian I-League (not Super League) side Bharat FC. https://twitter.com/chrishofley/status/576359980934266880
- Former ST Vini Dantas, who has been playing with Tony Donatelli in the MASL with Baltimore during the winter, has joined Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL) for the 2015 season. This echoes former GK Devala Gorrick’s move to Colorado Springs, also in the USL. https://twitter.com/VinihaDantas/status/577479294018015232
- As mentioned above, former CM Zakaria Messoudi, who was on a loan for the spring season from Montreal, will be part of the inaugural FC Montreal (USL) side for 2015. http://www.uslsoccer.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=32800&ATCLID=209957932
2015 Fury FC Friendly – Ottawa Fury FC vs. Rochester Rhinos Review – 1-1 D
When: Friday, March 13, 2015 @ 10:45am EDT
Where: Complexe Branchaud-Briere, Gatineau, QC
Ottawa Injuries and Absences: CB Omar Jarun (released), DM Richie Ryan, DM Mauro Eustaquio (injured)
Ottawa (4-3-3) 1st Half – DeBellis (Peiser); Randolph, Trafford, Beckie, Richter; Ubiparipovic, Davies, Paterson; Paulo Jr., Heinemann, Oliver
Ottawa (4-3-3/4-4-2) 2nd Half – Peiser; Poltronieri; Falvey, Rafael Alves, Foschini; Ubiparipovic (Heinemann), Davies, Misik; Paulo Jr. (Dagnogo), Wiedeman, Haworth
Ottawa Goals/Assists: Haworth (75′)
Rochester Goals/Assists: Lanteri (20′)
Ottawa Red Card: DeBellis (25′)
Northern Starting XI: http://www.northernstartingeleven.com/fury-remain-undefeated-as-preseason-continues/
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