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Match Preview: Ottawa Fury FC vs Charlotte Independence

October 18, 2019 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - Ottawa Fury FC News Release

OTTAWA - Fury FC will travel to North Carolina to face Charlotte Independence in their final game of the regular season on Saturday, October 19 at 7pm.

Ottawa will try to end the regular season on a positive note in order to maintain their momentum as they are heading into playoffs. This weekend's match-up will feature two teams that are on a good streak. Nikola Popovic's side has not lost in their last three games and will face a team that, despite being already eliminated from the playoffs, has not been defeated since September 28. Currently 14th in the Eastern Conference, Charlotte Independence cannot be taken lightly. Mike Jeffries's group can count on the creative midfielder, Enzo Martinez, and an offensive duo who each have seven goals to their accounts this season, which are Colombian Jorge Herrera and former Montreal Impact player, Dominic Oduro.

Fury FC, currently in 8th place, is already qualified for the USL Championship Playoffs and will know this weekend whether they will finish 7th or 8th in the Eastern Conference. Regardless of the outcome of Saturday's game, Ottawa will play on Wednesday, October 23 at home in the Play-in-Round stage of the USL Championship. Their opponent will be decided over the weekend.

Depending on the results in the 33rd week of activity, Fury FC could possibly face Saint Louis FC, Charleston Battery or Birmingham Legion FC on October 23 in the Play-in-Round stage of the USL Championship playoffs.

Storylines

- Fury FC will try to add another win to their record to finish the season with another three points. Ottawa currently has a record of 14W-10D-9L.

Ottawa was particularly effective at home in 2019, accumulating a 10W-5D-2L record at TD Place Stadium.

- The first match between the two teams this season ended with a 4-1 win for the Fury FC at TD Place Stadium.

Fury FC goals were scored by Fall (36'), Samb (37', 56') and François (89'). Charlotte Independence's defender, Hugh Roberts, opened the score at the 14th minute.

- Captain Carl Haworth and versatile player Wal Fall are tied for goals this season, each with 10 goals.

Last season the club lead for goals was 5. This season 6 players have 5 or more goals, with one more game to go.

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