New York's Pursuit Of Fall Season Title Rolls On In Matchup With Ottawa Fury FC

New York currently has an eight-point gap over second place in the Fall Season Standings
NASL Staff (@naslofficial} | Oct 7, 2016

Photo credit: New York Cosmos

Ottawa Fury FC was making a late surge to get back into postseason contention, but two straight losses have put the brakes on the side’s climb up the table. Ottawa (5W-5D-8L, 20 points Fall; 7-8-13, 29 Combined) most recently fell, 2-1, to Puerto Rico FC at home and the next test won’t be any easier with the New York Cosmos coming to town. For Ottawa, Ryan Williams and Giuseppe Gentile have provided an attacking lift with each player scoring three goals in the past four games. Ottawa has had trouble dealing with New York’s attack in 2016, conceding five goals in two games in a pair of losses. Sunday, though, will be the first meeting of the year at TD Place.

The Cosmos hold a seven-point lead in the Fall Season Standings and possess an eight-point advantage in the Combined Standings. Picking up points over their next four games should not only land the Cosmos (11-4-3, 37 Fall; 17-4-7, 55 Combined) a Fall Season title, but also a No. 1 seed for the postseason, which would bring the potential to host two home games. Ruben Bover has been in fine form for New York, scoring in back-to-back 2-0 wins last week. New York’s defense has also been strong having claimed five clean sheets from the past six games. The Cosmos booked their ticket to the postseason with last Sunday’s win over the Fort Lauderdale Strikers.

Match Information
2 p.m. ET | Sunday, October 9
TD Place | Ottawa, Ontario
Watch | ESPN3 (National – U.S.), (National – Canada), ONE World Sports (National – U.S.), (National – U.S., Canada), Rogers TV (Local – Ottawa)


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