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Six Matches You Just Can't Miss

By OttawaFuryFC.com, 03/07/17, 9:45AM EST

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With all those homes games and many exciting new teams to see, here’s a list of six must-see matches to help you out.

Six players from each team chosen for six home matches running on a field.

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Toronto FC II

When: Saturday, April 22 @ 2PM

Why: Because it’s the HOME OPENER! Be there as your Ottawa Fury FC step onto the pitch at TD Place for the first time as a USL team. While Fury FC is in a long distance relationship with most of the other USL teams, TFC II is closest to home and expect this match-up to hit rivalry status in no time! 

Tampa Bay Rowdies

When: Saturday, May 6 @ 2PM

Why: The Tampa Bay Rowdies are one of the most recognizable teams in soccer. With some heated battles from their days in the NASL, fans know that when these two clubs meet it’s a fight to the very end. Six of their nine lifetime meetings were decided by a goal or less. BE THERE to help put us over the top in a crucial Eastern Conference fixture.

Oh and if you’re a fan of Joe Cole, he plays for Tampa Bay. He’s alright … ish.

New York Red Bulls II

When: Saturday, June 24 @ 2PM

Why: In just their second season in USL, New York Red Bulls II were crowned USL Champions! They begin their third season defending their title in a tough Eastern Conference and will battle the Fury on three occasions with every point being crucial

The Red Bulls squad boasts some decorated players, an award winning coach in John Wolyniec (USL Coach of the Year), the USL Rookie of the Year and USL Cup MVP Brandon Allen and the USL Defender of the Year in Aaron Long.

New York is touted as the team to beat again in 2017 so BE THERE to help power your Fury to victory.

Rochester Rhinos

When: Saturday, July 15 @ 2PM

Why: There’s no team in the USL that makes Ottawa look more like a fresh face than the Rochester Rhinos. One of the leagues founding members, the team proves that with old age comes wisdom as they marked their 20th anniversary in 2015 by winning the club’s fourth league championship.

Rochester hardly lost steam in the 2016 season. The team proved once again to be one of the most successful teams in the Eastern Conference, but had their title defence hampered by the current champions from New York.

With two Rochester alumni in the Fury FC squad, Onua Obasi and Steevan Dos Santos, not to mention the close proximity between Ottawa and Rochester, expect this match-up to reach rivalry status in short order.

Louisville

When: Sunday, September 24 @ 2PM

Why: Since joining the USL in 2015, Louisville quickly became one of the model franchises and while they’ve had ample success at the box office, they were playoff bound in each of their first two seasons

In 2016, Loucity went on a run of 17 straight games unbeaten. They went on to win twice in the playoffs before falling to the eventual USL champions, Red Bulls II.

Ottawa will have just FOUR matches after this fixture so you can bet that this game will have playoff implications written all over it!

FC Cincinnati

When: Sunday, October 8 @ 2PM

Why: It was a dream inaugural season for USL debutants FC Cincinnati. The club had a remarkable 2016 season setting USL attendance records and finished third in the Eastern Conference.

Cincinnati has a few notable players too, among the likes of Mitch Hildebrandt, USL Goalkeeper of the Year, and former Fury FC striker Andrew Wiedeman. 

Diehards won’t want to miss the opportunity to show Cincinnati how loud TD Place can be.

So there you have it … just six of what is sure to be an amazing home calendar for your Fury FC in 2017. Get your Fury FC Six Ticket Flex Pack (say that five times fast) today.