Ottawa Fury FC Tickets
Ottawa Fury FC Schedule
Soccer fanatics in the United States are certainly aware that the sport is on the rise in both skill level and popularity and could possibly reach the same level of popularity and intense matches that "the beautiful game" has enjoyed on the rest of the planet. The Ottawa Fury are currently one of the elite teams in the North American Soccer League and their recent success in the league continues to prove this to be true. Despite not qualifying for the playoffs last season the Fury have plenty to look forward to in 2015 as they look to have a turnaround season that has them back at the top of the conference standings and back in the postseason. Games against FC Edmonton are always exciting contests and you are guaranteed that thousands of Fury supporters will be showing up at TD Place Stadium to cheer on the Fury for that big time match up. Of course, with a hometown team that is regularly among the best in the league, you can expect there will be plenty of new fans jumping on the bandwagon and ready to join in on the fun.
There are plenty of great games on the 2015 Ottawa Fury FC schedule. The next big game at TD Place Stadium takes place on Saturday, May 23rd when the Indy Eleven come to town. Whenever the Fury and the Eleven face off in a heated Eastern Conference battle there is an undeniable level of excitement in the air and both teams leave it all on the pitch. Less than a week later, on Friday, Amy 29th, Edmonton FC comes to town. There is no rivalry in the NASL that is more intense than that between Ottawa and Edmonton and when the two teams take to the pitch to square off for the Battle of Canada, no die hard Ottawa Fury FC fan will want to be stuck at home watching on TV. There are several other home games between now and the October 18th home finale against the San Antonio Scorpions, just take a look at the schedule and pick out the games you can attend. Be sure to get your tickets for every Ottawa Fury FC home game from StubHub early so you can score some of the best seats in the house.
Ottawa Fury FC North American Soccer League
Although it formed in 2009 and first played games in 2011, the North American Soccer League may seem familiar to long time soccer fans. The league is named after the early soccer league which played from 1968 to 1984. The Tampa Bay Rowdies have been a member of the current NASL, which features teams in the United States and Canada and is a member of CONCACAF, since its inception. Games against the Carolina RailHawks, the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, the Puerto Rico Islanders and the Atlanta Silverbacks provide excellent examples of just how much heart the players of the NASL bring to the pitch each game. While the MLS gets more attention from the national press, the intensity and skill on display during top NASL matches simply cannot be beat.
There are not many events as exciting as seeing one top notch soccer team compete at home against another. The players in the NASL have grown up playing the sport that they love and are out there as much to advance the popularity of the sport in the United States as to score big wins for their teams. Soccer is the most popular sport on the planet and lays claim to the most passionate and dedicated fans. One step into a stadium when the local team is playing and you will understand what all of the fuss is about. Unrelenting action, otherworldly footwork, stunning slide tackles, and mind blowing, acrobatic saves by goalkeepers will have you seeing exactly why soccer is referred to as "the beautiful game." You will be chanting and singing along and barely even need to use your seat as move after move will have you jumping up and cheering for the home team. By the time the referee blows the final whistle you will be anxiously awaiting the next opportunity to attend an Ottawa Fury FC game and will find yourself an NASL and soccer fan for life.
Ottawa Fury FC Rivalries
The biggest rival of the Ottawa Fury FC is Edmonton FC. Each year the two teams face off in The Battle of Canada which is also known as the All-Canada Derby, and there is typically no more exciting game on the NASL schedule. These are the two Canadian teams in the NASL and bragging rights are certainly on the line whenever these two clubs meet.
To date, forward Oliver Minatel is the Ottawa Fury's all-time leading goal scorer with 8 goals.