Fresh Off Late Comeback, Ottawa Hosts Minnesota In Rematch

Fury FC overturned a two-goal deficit to beat the Loons last weekend
NASL Staff (@naslofficial} | Sep 23, 2016

Photo credit: Minnesota United 

Ottawa Fury FC stormed back to defeat Minnesota United a week ago, claiming a 3-2 victory. Ottawa (4W-5D-6L, 17 points Fall; 6-8-11, 26 Combined) now welcomes Minnesota to TD Place looking to build on the momentum from the recent win and six-game unbeaten run. Canadian international Jamar Dixon was at the forefront of the late-game heroics, picking up assists on the club’s final two goals. Ottawa’s comeback against the Loons was the second time in 2016 the club was able to overturn a deficit to earn points – Fury FC fought back for a 2-2 draw at home in the Spring Season.

Minnesota’s late-game hiccup could prove costly. Three teams are now nipping at the Loons’ heels in the Combined Standings for the right to play in the postseason. Minnesota (5-5-5, 20 Fall; 10-6-9, 36 Combined) has also dropped two straight games and only holds a four-point lead over the next closest teams in the Combined table. Forward Christian Ramirez added to his league-leading goalscoring tally, converting from the penalty spot for his 15th goal of the year, and also picked up his fourth assist of the year in the losing effort. Ramirez has scored in five straight games against Ottawa, including postseason play.

Match Information
7 p.m. ET | Saturday, September 24
TD Place | Ottawa, Ontario
Watch | ESPN3 (National – U.S.), (National – Canada), Rogers TV (Local – Ottawa), MY29 (Local – Twin Cities)

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