Match Preview: Ottawa Fury FC vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies

TV: OTT – Rogers TV  
Radio: OTT – TSN 1200

Ottawa Fury FC returns home to greet Tampa Bay Rowdies, for the first time ever, at Carleton University’s Keith Harris Stadium.  Fury FC is coming off a heartbreaking 2-1 road loss against Atlanta Silverbacks last week, while the Rowdies earned their first win over the season by defeating hosts San Antonio Scorpions.  Fury FC have outscored their opponents 5-2 in its first two home matches, while the Rowdies, continue to be one of the best road teams in the NASL and are unbeaten away from home so far in 2014.

Last Five Games: OTT-L L W L        TBR–T T L W

TBR-Shane Hill (Team of the Week-4)

Stats leaders:
OTT-Goals – Oliver Minatel (2); Assists – Tony Donatelli (2)
TBR-Goals – Shane Hill, Georgi Hristov, Brian Shriver (1); Assists – Keith Savage, Darel Russell, Blake Wagner (1)

TBR-Blake Wagner

NASL Head-to-Head: First Meeting

Coaches quotes:
“These are two teams that are separated by two points. It’s a massive game for both. Tampa Bay has a lot of history and we know how ready we need to be to play a game like this. I believe in the group we have and that we will be ready to answer in front of our fans” – Fury FC coach Marc Dos Santos

“We need to be ready to build on how we ended last Saturday against San Antonio. Ottawa have had some good results, so we’re not going to underestimate them. They beat Carolina 4-nil in their last home game and that takes some doing, so they’re a team of good quality. I know Marc Dos Santos from his time at Montreal and I know he’ll have his side prepared to give us a really tough game.” – Rowdies coach Ricky Hill

Referee: Justin Tasev
Asst 1: Lyes Arfa
Asst 2: John Gray
4th: Chris Grabas