Category Archives: Voyageurs Cup Match Previews

2015 Fury FC Canadian Championship (Voyageurs Cup) – Preliminary Round, 2nd Leg – Edmonton vs Ottawa Preview

Image courtesy of NASL.
Image courtesy of NASL.

2015 Fury FC Canadian Championship (Voyageurs Cup) – Preliminary Round, 2nd Leg – FC Edmonton vs. Ottawa Fury FC Preview

When: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 @ 10:00pm EDT

Where: Clarke Stadium, Edmonton, AB (Watch at OttawaFuryFC.com, CanadaSoccer.com; Listen at TSN 1200 FM)

Ottawa Injuries and Suspensions: CM Phil Davies (out – arm, expected back Fall Season), DM Richie Ryan (out – ankle, 1-2 weeks), LB Mike Randolph (out – knock), CAM Oliver (out – knock)

Ottawa Returnees: LB/LW Brandon Poltronieri (return – knock)

Ottawa Previous Matchday Lineup – 1-3 L vs. Ft. Lauderdale – (4-2-3-1) – Peiser; Randolph (Misik 86′), Falvey, Rafael Alves, Richter; de Guzman, Paterson (Wiedeman 67′); Paulo Jr., Oliver (Ubiparipovic 56′), Haworth; Heinemann

Edmonton Previous Matchday Lineup – 1-3 W at Ottawa – (4-1-4-1) – VanOekel; Moses, Watson, Roberts, Edward; Granitto (Raudales 60’); Smith (Laing 59’), Jalali (Fordyce 70’), Jones, Nyassi; Ameobi

Edmonton Players to Watch: Lance Laing, Sainey Nyassi, Tomi Ameobi

Previous Match: Apr. 22, 2015 – VCup – Ottawa Fury FC vs. FC Edmonton – 1-3 L – https://offcreview.wordpress.com/2015/04/23/2015-fury-fc-canadian-championship-voyageurs-cup-preliminary-round-1st-leg-ottawa-vs-edmonton-review/

Fury FC supporters, it’s early in the 2015 season, but it has already become do-or-die VCup time.

The Fury FC faces FC Edmonton in the Voyageurs Cup (Amway Canadian Championship) preliminary round 2nd leg tomorrow night, as the match kicks off at 10:00pm at Clarke Stadium in Edmonton.

The winner from the 2 legs moves on to face Vancouver Whitecaps FC in the semifinals, with the winner of the tourney guaranteed a spot in the 2016/17 CONCACAF Champions League. The Eddies hold a significant advantage going into the leg, with a 1-3 away victory one week ago in Ottawa.

Ottawa dominated the 1st half of the 1st leg last week, entering halftime at 1-0, but the introduction of Lance Laing completely changed the dynamics of the play, with Edmonton scoring 3 unanswered goals in the final 10 minutes of the game.

FC Edmonton comes off a NASL bye week, while the Fury lost to Ft. Lauderdale 1-3 at home on Saturday, with the lone goal coming off a corner kick from Ubiparipovic, which was converted by Rafael Alves.

The Fury FC announced today that Oliver and Mike Randolph picked up knocks during the weekend and will miss the game, alongside Richie Ryan and Phil Davies, who have more long-term injuries. Chris Hofley has again hinted at a possible rotation in for Mason Trafford and Drew Beckie for this match.

These cup ties are precisely the times when the boys need us the most, let’s get behind the lads as they go for a huge comeback in Edmonton, or at least go all out trying.

We’re with you, lads. Fury FC, let’s do this shit.

OFFC: http://www.ottawafuryfc.com/news/2015/04/28/match-preview-fc-edmonton–v–fury-fc

FCE: http://www.fcedmonton.com/news/2015/04/27/match-preview-vs-ottawa-fury-fc-amway-canadian-championship-leg-2-

NASL: http://www.nasl.com/news/2015/04/28/preview–eddies-vs-fury-fc

Ottawa Sun:

Ottawa Citizen:

RNO:

CSN:

NSXI:

Total MLS:

OFFC Review: https://offcreview.wordpress.com/2015/04/28/2015-fury-fc-canadian-championship-voyageurs-cup-preliminary-round-2nd-leg-edmonton-vs-ottawa-preview

Blog Fury FC:

Fury Fanatic:

Last Word on Sports:

RNO Ours is the Fury:

The Sound and the Fury: https://soundcloud.com/furyfanatic/the-sound-and-the-fury-ep-5-missed-chances

Soccer Way: http://ca.soccerway.com/matches/2015/04/30/canada/canadian-championship/fc-edmonton/ottawa-fury-fc/1998940/

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.

2015 Fury FC Canadian Championship (Voyageurs Cup) – Preliminary Round, 1st Leg – Ottawa vs Edmonton Preview

Image courtesy of NASL.
Image courtesy of NASL.

2015 Fury FC Canadian Championship (Voyageurs Cup) – Preliminary Round, 1st Leg – Ottawa Fury FC vs. FC Edmonton Preview

When: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 @ 7:30pm EDT

Where: TD Place Stadium, Lansdowne Park, Ottawa, ON (Watch at OttawaFuryFC.com, CanadaSocer.com; Listen at 580 CFRA AM)

Ottawa Injuries and Suspensions: CM Phil Davies (out – arm, 6-8 weeks), DM Richie Ryan (out – ankle, 3-4 weeks), RW Carl Haworth (doubtful – illness)

Ottawa Possible Starting Lineup (4-2-3-1) (R to L): Peiser; Richter, Rafael Alves, Falvey, Poltronieri; de Guzman, Paterson; Oliver, Ubiparipovic, Paulo Jr.; Wiedeman

Ottawa Possible Bench: DeBellis, Beckie, Trafford, Randolph, Misik, Haworth, Heinemann

Edmonton Previous Matchday Lineup – 3-2 W – (4-1-4-1) (L to R) – VanOekel; Moses, Watson, Roberts, Edward; Raudales (Granitto); Laing, Burt (Jalali), Jones, Nyassi; Jonke (Ameobi)

Edmonton Players to Watch: Lance Laing, Sainey Nyassi, Eddie Edward

Previous Match: Oct 18, 2014 – NASL – Ottawa Fury FC vs. FC Edmonton – 0-2 L – https://offcreview.wordpress.com/2014/10/20/nasl-2014-matchday-25-ottawa-vs-edmonton-review/

Fury FC supporters, it’s that wonderful time of the year, it’s VCup time!

The Fury FC faces FC Edmonton in the Voyageurs Cup (Amway Canadian Championship) preliminary round 1st leg tonight, as the match kicks off at 7:30pm at TD/Lansdowne.

The winner from the 2 legs moves on to face Vancouver Whitecaps FC in the semifinals, with the winner of the tourney guaranteed a spot in the 2016/17 CONCACAF Champions League. As you can see, tonight’s game is a big one.

The two clubs faced off at the same stage in 2014, with a 0-0 draw in Ottawa in windy conditions followed by a 3-1 win for Edmonton at home in the 2nd leg, enabling the Eddies to progress. They would go on to lose to Montreal in a heart-breaking fashion in the 7th minute of 2nd half injury time in the 2nd leg, due to a brutal call from the referee.

The Impact went on to win the 2014 V Cup, and have progressed throughout the year in the 2014/15 CONCACAF Champions League, and are playing the 1st leg of the CCL Final tonight. It’s always interesting to see the connection from the 1st leg of the preliminary round a year ago to the CCL final today.

There are a ton of talking points for today’s game, and a ton of trash talk flying on Twitter at this very moment as well. This game is notable for being both the first fixture in the 2015 V Cup, as well as the number of Canadians that will get minutes on both sides today.

– Fury FC notes: Richie Ryan picked up a knee injury in training over the weekend and has been ruled out for 3 to 4 weeks, joining Phil Davies on the sidelines.

While Chris Hofley had been hinting at a possible rotation in for Mason Trafford and Mike Randolph for this match, Richard Starnes has published what he believes to be the full starting XI, with the only player rotated in being Andrew Wiedeman, while Sinisa Ubiparipovic makes his return from injury to the CAM role for Carl Haworth, who is struggling with a flu.

Rafael Alves and Tom Heinemann were named to the NASL Team of the Week for matchday 3 for their respective D and O performances vs. Minnesota, in a huge morale-boosting 1-0 win on Saturday.

– FC Edmonton notes: The Eddies had a couple players of their own named to the NASL TotW, with Sainey Nyassi, and Tomi Ameobi earning the plaudits after the 3-2 comeback win over Ft. Lauderdale on Sunday.

Lance Laing has been the key man for the Eddies for the past two seasons, and Ottawa is no stranger to his runs on the left flank, while Nyassi patrols the opposite flank. Laing’s corner kick goal from last year is still a bit of a sore spot for Fury fans.

Eddie Edward makes his return to Ottawa, which is always sure to be greeted by his family and friends in Ottawa, with the player born and bred in the nation’s capital and having come up through the youth academy and PDL side in Ottawa, and making it all the way to a MLS appearance a couple years ago.

OFFC: http://www.ottawafuryfc.com/news/2015/04/21/match-preview-fury-fc–v–fc-edmonton

FCE: http://www.fcedmonton.com/news/2015/04/20/match-preview-ottawa-fury-fc-vs-fc-edmonton-acc

NASL: http://www.nasl.com/news/2015/04/22/preview–fury-fc-vs-eddies

Ottawa Sun: http://www.ottawasun.com/2015/04/21/fury-set-for-edmonton-showdown; http://www.ottawasun.com/2015/04/21/busy-night-for-a-fury-game

Ottawa Citizen: http://ottawacitizen.com/sports/local-sports/fury-will-face-edmonton-without-richie-ryan

Edmonton Sun: http://www.edmontonsun.com/2015/04/21/fc-edmonton-defender-talking-on-hometown-team

RNO: http://rednationonline.ca/Articles2015/CountdownOttawaFuryvsFCEdmonton2015.aspx

CSN: http://www.canadiansoccernews.com/index.php?/page/articles.html/_/ottcityfootie/2015-fury-fc-canadian-championship-voyageurs-cup-%E2%80%93-preliminary-round-1st-leg-%E2%80%93-ottawa-vs-edmonton-preview-2015-fury-fc-nasl-season-%E2%80%93-matchday-3-%E2%80%93-ottawa-vs-minnesota-review-r5190

NSXI: http://www.northernstartingeleven.com/fury-vs-eddies-acc-preview-eddies-look-for-result-on-the-road/; http://www.northernstartingeleven.com/fury-look-to-break-down-a-defensive-fc-edmonton-as-2015-vcup-begins/

Total MLS:

OFFC Review: https://offcreview.wordpress.com/2015/04/22/2015-fury-fc-canadian-championship-voyageurs-cup-preliminary-round-1st-leg-ottawa-vs-edmonton-preview

Blog Fury FC:

Fury Fanatic:

Last Word on Sports:

RNO Ours is the Fury: http://www.rednationonline.ca/Podcasts2014/OursistheFuryFurypluckLoonsathomeopener.aspx

The Sound and the Fury: https://soundcloud.com/furyfanatic/the-sound-and-the-fury-episode-3-loons-n-eddies

Soccer Way: http://ca.soccerway.com/matches/2015/04/23/canada/canadian-championship/ottawa-fury-fc/fc-edmonton/1998939/

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.

Voyageurs Cup 2014 Preliminary Round 2nd Leg at Edmonton Preview

Likely out due to injuries: Heinemann, Paterson, Maykon

Internet streams: www.canadasoccer.com and www.breakfasttelevision.ca

NASL: http://www.nasl.com/…an-championship

OFFC: http://www.ottawafur…-ottawa-fury-fc

FCE: http://www.fcedmonto…rns-to-edmonton

Ottawa Sun: http://www.ottawasun…for-the-defence

Ottawa Citizen: http://www.ottawacit…8004/story.html

Metro News: http://metronews.ca/…y-championship/

RNO:

CSN: http://www.canadians…yageurs-Cup-tie

CanadaKicks: http://www.canadakicks.com/?p=896 and http://www.canadakic…tes-FCEvOTT.pdf

The11: http://wp.me/p1c9hS-3xP

Soccer Newsday:

Flashes of Fury:

Voyageurs Cup 2014 Preliminary Round 1st Leg vs Edmonton Preview

NASL: http://www.nasl.com/article/uuid/1n…ampionship-match-creates-history#.U1a9fPldWLE

OFFC: http://myemail.constantcontact.com/…ound-.html?soid=1101855648039&aid=jRsooZrO2ic

Ottawa Sun: http://www.ottawasun.com/2014/04/22/ottawa-fury-takes-on-other-canadian-team

Flashes of Fury: http://flashesoffury.wordpress.com/2014/04/22/fury-fc-dig-in-ahead-of-fc-edmonton-test/