Fury FC settles for scoreless draw on long weekend eve
For its second encounter with Birmingham Legion FC this season, with the first match at BBVA Field ending in a 1-0 win for Ottawa, Fury FC was back home on Friday night and trying to collect three points. Despite a strong performance on the field, Ottawa had to settle for a single point in a 0-0 draw.
Fury FC will now have to wait 15 days before its next USL Championship matchup but will have the all-important Canadian Championship semi-final series against Toronto FC to focus on, with the first leg going this Wednesday, August 7 at TD Place.
Head Coach Nikola Popovic
“It’s frustrating. The team performed in an impressive way. We were always under control. We dominated and controlled the game most of the 90-minutes. We created good chances. We deserved to get out with the three points. What we did today was enough to get us three points. However, it wasn’t possible and we ended up only with one point.”
Forward Hadji Barry
“I’m happy to get my first game with Ottawa Fury. It feels great to be back on the field, just touching the ball and playing with teammates. I know I’m not where I want to be yet, that’s going to come along, and I think my teammates and coach will help me do that, but I’m just happy being out and playing the game.”
Ottawa Fury FC (4-3-3): Irving; Obasi (81’ Tissot), Boskovic, Barnathan, Haworth ©; Gagnon-Laparé (46’ Barry), Ward, Mannella; Mutambala (74’ Daniels), Oliveira, François
Birmingham Legion FC (4-3-3): Van Oekel; Culbertson, Laurent, Fisher, Lopez ©; Kobayashi (44’ Opoku), Asiedu, Avila (81’ Ward); Wright (76’ Hollinger-Janzen), Herivaux, Williams
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74’ – BHM Lopez
78’ – BHM Lopez
88’ – BHM Van Oekel
90+3’ – BHM Asiedu
78’ – BHM Lopez