July 7, 2017 USL Toronto FC II--Toronto FC II vs Ottawa Fury FC match preview (from ottawafurty.com)

Match Preview: Fury FC @ Toronto FC II
By OttawaFuryFC.com, 07/07/17, 9:00AM EDT 

Fury FC ready to bounce back in Toronto

Ottawa Fury FC @ Toronto FC II
Kickoff: Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 7:30 p.m. - Ontario Soccer Centre
USL Standings: Click Here


Match Notes TORvOTT 7.8.17 

The Matchup
After suffering a 2-1 loss in Louisville last weekend, Ottawa will be back in action 
Saturday evening in Toronto to wrap a two-game road trip against TFC II – a team that 
held Fury FC scoreless in a 0-0 draw at TD Place on April 22 – the club’s home opener.

Steevan Dos Santos will be looking to continue his recent scoring run, as the 
Cape Verdean International has found the back of the net twice in his last three games. 
The 6-foot-4 forward pulled Ottawa within one late in the game against Louisville, 
with his third goal in USL action this season.

Callum Irving is expected to make his 20th consecutive start in the Ottawa goal 
(all competitions) and will be looking to keep Toronto scoreless for a second time 
this season. The Canadian International was sensational against Louisville, 
making five clutch saves, bringing his total to 43 this season – the fourth-highest 
total in USL.

As chapter two of the “Battle of Ontario” is set to be written, Fury FC will 
be looking to get back to winning ways and pick up three vital points in Toronto 
to help them climb the USL table. After playing Toronto FC in the Canadian 
Championship Semifinals, Fury FC have become the first club to play against 
TFC and TFC II in the same season.

Toronto comes into Saturday’s game after being on the wrong end of a high-scoring 
affair against Harrisburg on Canada Day. TFC II lost that game 4-3 and are currently 
on a two-game losing streak during which they were outscored 10-4 by the opposition.

After winning their season opener 1-0 against Phoenix Rising FC, Toronto has only 
won one game since and have scored a league-low 9 goals, while conceding 26 goals 
– 2nd highest in the East, after NYRB II. Luca Uccello leads Toronto in goals 
scored, with two.

Saturday’s fixture will mark the midway point of Ottawa’s first USL campaign. 
The second half of that season will begin with four straight home games 
at TD Place including another fixture against TFC II on July 29.

Following Saturday’s game, Fury FC will return home on July 12 for a friendly 
against the Montreal Impact before hosting the Rochester Rhinos on July 15.

Tickets for all Fury FC home matches - including the July 12 friendly against 
MLS’ Montreal Impact - are available at OttawaFuryFC.com, by calling 613.232.6767 X1 
or in person at The Box Office at TD Place.   

What they're saying:
GM and Head Coach, Paul Dalglish:
“Complacency is one thing that we have to guard against, but the thing is you can 
never be complacent against an MLS II team, because you have no idea what players 
are going to be on the roster. We have to be prepared because this is a much better 
team than what the record shows. We’ll have to be at our best to get a good result, 
and we know that we have four straight home games coming up after that game, 
so we’ll do our best to get a win.”

Defender, Ramon Martin Del Campo:
“We have to approach this game with confidence, but also be cautious because when 
a team is backed up to the wall, almost has no escape, that’s when they come out 
the strongest. But for us, it’s a good matchup, we know what we’re capable of doing. 
We are going to go there and give them a good battle and I’m confident we’ll leave 
with the three points.”

Forward, Steevan Dos Santos:
On the game against Toronto:
“We played them here and ended up with a draw even though we dominated that game. 
We know exactly what we have to do now to get the win. We need to capitalize 
on our scoring chances because I know we will have some.”

On scoring twice in his last three games:
“Of course, when you’re a striker, goals give you more confidence, but the most 
important thing for me is the team. I would have preferred not to score against 
Louisville and have a win, then score a goal and lose the game.”  

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