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Fury FC Preseason Kicks off Today, Readies for 2019 USL Championship

January 28, 2019 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - Ottawa Fury FC News Release

OTTAWA - Ottawa Fury FC officially starts its 2019 campaign today as players report into camp for the start of preseason. Following a week of team meetings and off the field training, Fury FC will take to the pitch on Monday, February 4th.

Focused on getting a much stronger start to their USL Championship season, Fury FC has revamped its preseason schedule, focusing more on player adaptation and competitive environment.

The team start pre-season training indoors at the Complexe Branchaud-Brière, in Gatineau from February 4th to 19th. The international-sized synthetic field at Branchaud-Brière will be better suited to Head Coach Nikola Popovic's style of play and will allow him to test players in a more realistic setting.

As part of its domestic preseason camp, Fury FC will play two preparatory matches: Saturday, February 9th against the Carleton Ravens (9:15 AM), and on February 16 against Ontario League1 Vaughan (time to be confirmed).

Following the two and a half weeks of training in the region, Fury FC will pack up and head out to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, where it will be training from February 20th to the start of the season, its first USL Championship match scheduled for March 9th in Charleston.

While in Florida, Fury FC will face two challenging opponents as part of its preparation. Ottawa will first play against MLS club Philadelphia Union on Saturday, February 23rd (Al Lang Stadium, 2 PM), and a week later test its mettle against Icelandic club Fimleikafélag Hafnarfjarðar (FH) on Saturday, March 2nd (IMG Academy, 5:30 PM).

Throughout the preseason camp, a number of trialists will be invited to take part in team training with the hopes of carving themselves a roster spot. With a strong nucleus already in place and a handful of new signings in the works, Fury FC is taking all of the necessary steps needed to avoid the early season woes from past years and ensure a campaign start the entire Fury FC family can get excited about.

Ottawa Fury FC will kick off its 2019 USL Championship season on Saturday, March 9th as it travels to face the Charleston Battery. Fury FC will later open its 2019 home schedule on Saturday, April 6th when Nashville SC visits TD Place. Fans can join the Fury FC Family right away by purchasing a season membership to receive our full offering of features and benefits. For all the details visit furyfcmemberships.com.

Ottawa Fury FC Preseason Calendar

January 28 - Start of preseason camp

February 4 - Start of on-field training at Complexe Branchaud-Brière

February 9 - Preparatory match against Carleton Ravens

February 16 - Preparatory match against Vaughan

February 20 - Start of Florida camp

February 23 - Preparatory match against Philadelphia Union

March 2 - Preparatory match against FH

March 9 - 2019 USL Championship season kick off; at Charleston Battery


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