2015 Fury FC Friendly – Syracuse U vs Ottawa Review; Wake Forest U vs Ottawa Preview

2015 Fury FC Friendly – Wake Forest University vs. Ottawa Fury FC Preview

When: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 @ 7:00pm EDT

Where: Spry Soccer Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC

Ottawa Injuries and Absences: M Phil Davies (out), DM Richie Ryan, DM Mauro Eustaquio, CM Julian de Guzman (doubtful), F Oliver (probable)

Marc Dos Santos has put two nearly identical starting lineups in the Fury FC’s past 2 friendlies, which suggests that he has nearly settled on his starting lineup for the season opener on Saturday vs. Carolina.

The one enforced change due to injury, Carl Haworth coming in for Oliver, paid off during the game as Haworth scored what was described as a delightful shot with the outside of his foot from a Patryk Misik pass, another sub into the game.

Phil Davies had a severe fracture in his right arm, and is expected to miss 6 to 8 weeks, according to Ottawa Sun. With this further blow to the midfield corps, it will be interesting to see who lines up in the 3-man midfield for tonight’s friendly vs. Wake Forest, and the season opener vs. Carolina.

Sinisa Ubiparipovic, Nicki Paterson and Misik are the only 3 midfielders completely fit at the moment and could make up the mid today, while Julian de Guzman, once he has recovered from his Canada MNT matches, may make the lineup for the Saturday opener.

Alternatively, today’s friendly may see a second XI come out, with those who have not started many of the games this preseason playing the bulk of the minutes. This may make sense with the team having just played a friendly on Saturday, with the league kicking off the following Saturday.

If so, expect to see players such as Mason Trafford, Drew Beckie, Tom Heinemann and Brandon Poltronieri make their final cases to start for Saturday. The match kicks off at 7pm tonight in North Carolina.

Ottawa Sun: http://www.ottawasun.com/2015/03/30/furys-davies-undergoes-surgery-on-broken-arm

CSN: http://www.canadiansoccernews.com/index.php?/page/articles.html/_/ottcityfootie/2015-fury-fc-friendly-%E2%80%93-syracuse-u-vs-ottawa-review-wake-forest-u-vs-ottawa-preview-r5133

OFFC Review: https://offcreview.wordpress.com/2015/03/31/2015-fury-fc-friendly-syracuse-u-vs-ottawa-review-wake-forest-u-vs-ottawa-preview/

2015 Fury FC Friendly – Syracuse University vs. Ottawa Fury FC Review – 0-1 W

When: Saturday, March 28, 2015 @ 6:00pm EDT

Where: SUNY Canton College Turf Field, 34 Cornell Drive, Canton NY

Ottawa Injuries and Absences: DM Richie Ryan, DM Mauro Eustaquio, F Oliver (injured), CM Julian De Guzman (international duties)

Ottawa (4-3-3) – Peiser (Cassis 75′); Randolph, Falvey (Trafford 60′), Rafael Alves (Beckie 60′), Richter (Foschini 80′); Ubiparipovic, Davies (Misik 25′), Paterson; Paulo Jr. (Dagnogo 70′), Wiedeman (Heinemann 60′), Haworth (Poltronieri 85′)

Ottawa Goals/Assists: Haworth (Misik) (55′)

OFFC: http://www.ottawafuryfc.com/news/2015/03/28/fury-fc-blank-syracuse-1-0-thanks-to-haworth-goal

Ottawa Sun: http://www.ottawasun.com/2015/03/28/fury-blanks-syracuse-1-0-remains-unbeaten-in-pre-season

Ottawa Citizen: http://ottawacitizen.com/sports/local-sports/ottawa-fury-remain-undefeated-in-preseason-play

CSN: http://www.canadiansoccernews.com/index.php?/page/articles.html/_/ottcityfootie/2015-fury-fc-friendly-%E2%80%93-syracuse-u-vs-ottawa-review-wake-forest-u-vs-ottawa-preview-r5133

OFFC Review: https://offcreview.wordpress.com/2015/03/31/2015-fury-fc-friendly-syracuse-u-vs-ottawa-review-wake-forest-u-vs-ottawa-preview/

You can follow Namu Yoon on Twitter at @BBSC_SeoulBro and @OFFCReview, and his Canadian Soccer News articles on Ottawa Fury FC at http://www.canadiansoccernews.com/index.php?/page/articles.html/_/ottcityfootie and https://offcreview.wordpress.com.

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