Ottawa Scores Late To Draw Minnesota In The Championship Semifinal Rematch

Marcel de Jong was involved in both goals for Ottawa
NASL Staff | May 7, 2016

Photo credit: Steve Kingsman

Ottawa Fury FC fought back on two occasions to earn a 2-2 draw at TD Place in The Championship Semifinal rematch against Minnesota United.

Marcel de Jong scored in the match’s waning moments to earn a share of the points for Fury FC. Minnesota goalkeeper Sammy Ndjock misplayed the ball, leading to Paulo Junior’s cross. De Jong, a Canadian international, then slid across to tap the ball into the net to equalize.

Ben Speas was on the end of a Kevin Venegas cross to finish from close range for what appeared to be the winner in the 75th minute. It was Speas’ third goal of the Spring Season.

The Loons were spotted a lead in less than 15 minutes to start the match. Christian Ramirez scored in the semifinal loss, and he once again found the back of the net for his league-leading fourth goal for the Loons (3W-1D-1L, 10 points). Off of Minnesota’s corner, Jeb Brovsky flicked the ball on and Ramirez finished at the back post.

Ottawa (1-2-3, 5) also equalized in the 60th minute. Marcel de Jong’s cross took a heavy deflection off Jeb Brovsky and left Ndjock no chance as the ball flew in for an own goal. 

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