MATCH DAY INFO
Ottawa Fury FC @ Memphis 901 FC
Kickoff: Saturday, July 27 – 8:30 p.m. – AutoZone Park
After a strong 4-0 win against Swope Park Rangers and a mid-week qualifying to the semi-final of the Canadian Championship, Fury FC will now hit the road to face Memphis 901 FC this upcoming Saturday (KO 8:30 p.m., OttawaFuryFC.com). This will be the second encounter between the two sides for this season, with the first at TD place ending in a 0-0 draw but with Fury FC dominating the game. The team will be looking to rack up as many points as possible as it embarks on its second of eight straight games against teams in the lower echelons of the Conference standings.
SCOUTING MEMPHIS 901 FC
Memphis 901 FC hasn’t made the big splash of a signing that some of its counterparts have, with captain Marc Burch maybe the most recognizable name on the club’s roster as it enters its first season in the Championship. What Head Coach Tim Mulqueen does have at his disposal, however, is a side that brings a wealth of experience in the league, which should allow it to turn into a cohesive unit as the year unfolds.
On the field, players like former USL Cup-winner Dan Metzger and Caribbean internationals like Ewan Grandison (Jamaica) and Duane Muckette (Trinidad & Tobago) are going to be counted on to bring their qualities to the fire, with Bell also bringing aboard former Battery and Richmond Kickers forward Heviel Cordoves to lead the club’s attacking line. It may be a challenge to reach the postseason in the club’s first season, but there’s enough experience here to make life difficult for opponents across the Eastern Conference (via USL Championship).
HOW TO WATCH
LIVE STREAM: OttawaFuryFC.com
TWITTER: Follow @OTTAWAFURYFC for LIVE updates #MEMvOTT #ForTheFury
VIEWING PARTY: ByTown Boys SC are hosting a viewing party at The Senate Tavern (1156 Bank St), all are welcome.