Tough road ahead

Ottawa Sun - - SPORTS - — Don Camp­bell

Go­ing in, the goal was 10 points on the cur­rent four-game home­s­tand for the Ot­tawa Fury FC.

Three games in, the best they can hope for is seven.

And the up­com­ing sched­ule will do the team no favours.

Be­gin­ning Satur­day, it’s ei­ther four games in 11 days or five games in 15 days, with three of them on the road in a span of seven days.

That won’t make things easy.

“There’s was a point in last year’s sched­ule where we had three games in a short span . . . and won all three,” said Fury FC head coach Paul Dal­glish. “This league is gen­uinely so bal­anced. Ev­ery game is so close. It’s just a goal here or there.”

Fol­low­ing the end of the home­s­tand, the Fury FC will head to Or­lando, Flor­ida, for a Wed­nes­day night game, take a bus south to Tampa Bay for a Satur­day night game, then fly to Cincin­nati to fin­ish the trip Au­gust 23rd.

The trip will be tough on the en­tire ros­ter, and depth will be a prob­lem with the loss of de­fender Shane McE­leney to a three-game sus­pen­sion.

McE­leney was handed a card for a foul in last week’s game and when USL of­fi­cials re­viewed it at head of­fice, they tagged him for the sus­pen­sion for “in­tent to in­jure” the op­po­nent.

The club’s offence could get a boost, how­ever, with the loan of for­ward Nick DePuy from the MSL’s Montreal Im­pact.

DePuy played one game for the Fury FC ear­lier this sea­son and, while he did not score, was an offensive threat through­out the 90 min­utes.

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