July 28, 2017 USL Toronto FC II--Ottawa Fury FC vs Toronto FC II game preview (from ottawafuryfc.com)
Match Preview: Fury FC -v- Toronto FC II By OttawaFuryFC.com, 07/28/17, 10:00AM EDT Battle of Ontario hits fever pitch MATCH DAY INFO: Ottawa Fury FC vs Toronto FC II Kickoff: Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 7:00 p.m. - TD Place USL Standings: Click Here BROADCAST INFO: TV: ROGERS TV | CHANNELS: 22 & 182 LIVE STREAM: USL Match Centre ENGLISH RADIO: TSN 1200 and TSN1200.ca FRENCH RADIO: FM1047.ca TWITTER: Follow @OTTAWAFURYFC for LIVE updates Match Notes OTTvTOR 7.29.17 The Matchup Whether it has been TFC II or their parent club (TFC), there is a spirited rivalry brewing between the two pro clubs in Ontario. While Fury FC gave TFC a scare in the Canadian Championship, TFC II have proven a thorn in Ottawa’s side. Fury FC will look to settle the score Saturday under the lights at TD Place in its third and final meeting against their neighbours from the ‘6ix’. Coming off a bye-week, Paul Dalglish’s side has had the opportunity to regroup and refocus for the second part of the season. It also allowed some players to heal some small knocks in order to be fully prepared for the final stretch. Fury FC heavily focused on offence in the last two weeks of training. Finishing drill after finishing drill, after finishing drill. Dalglish hopes that his side will be more effective in the final third and start taking advantage of the numerous scoring chances they generated during a game. In its last five games, Ottawa generated 53 shots towards the opposition’s goal and 33 came from inside the box, but the club scored only five goals and was held scoreless in its last fixture against Toronto. Fury FC will be looking to avenge their 1-0 loss suffered against TFC II on July 8 in Toronto, in a game that they completely dominated. Saturday will mark the second of four consecutive home matches for Fury FC and the team will also hope to feed off of the crowd’s energy. Ottawa has only suffered one loss at home this season. Toronto comes to Ottawa after suffering a 2-0 loss against the Rhinos in a midweek clash in Rochester and is currently on a two-game losing skid. After winning only one game in their first 13 matches, Toronto FC II have won two of their last six games, but Jason Bent’s side has the worst defence and offence in the Eastern Conference, having allowed 27 goals and scoring just 10 in 18 games. Following Saturday’s game, Fury FC will be back in action next weekend on August 5th when they host Bethlehem Steel FC in another evening game at TD Place. Tickets for all Fury FC home matches are available by clicking here, 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: “We owe them one. We’ve played well against them twice, but only one point to show for us, so we are really motivated for this one. We’ve had a weekend off to get fresh and get rid of all those mid-season niggles. The break came at a great time, although you always want to keep playing, it really came at a great time. We’re coming into this game fully prepared and ready to take care of business. Forward, Tucker Hume: In two games against Toronto, we had a tie and a loss, but we had plenty of chances in both of those games to win it so we need to go out there and continue to play the way we are playing, but we need to take care of our opportunities. In training, we worked a lot on finishing drills, so it just comes down to individual responsibility and stepping up when you’re in the 18-yard box Midfielder, Jonathan Barden: We’re really excited for this third game against Toronto. I think we played quite well in our first two games against them we just haven’t had the rub of the green. I’m confident that playing them here at home we can secure a result and hopefully get the three points. We’re really excited for this game. Having not played in the last two weeks, the boys are revving and ready to go, so hopefully, we can come out firing.
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