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USL Match Preview – #OTTvCLT

By USLSoccer.com Staff, 08/11/17, 5:15PM EDT

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Playoff Chasing Ottawa host conference leading Charlotte on Saturday

OTTAWA, Ont. – In form Charlotte Indpendence heads to Ottawa Fury to try and solidify their hold on the top of the conference in a tight race in the east with kickoff scheduled for 6:00pm

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Ottawa Fury news and notes

Current record: 6-7-6, 24pts

Ottawa Fury come into this match after falling in an entertaining match 2-1 to Bethlehem Steel last Saturday.

The goal for the Fury came from an own goal from Auston Trusty, early in the match, and Ottawa just could not keep hold of that lead, conceding the equalizer in the 66th minute, and the winner in the 81st.

Ottawa are in somewhat of a poor patch of form currently, winning just one of their last four matches, but that loss last weekend was just their second home loss of the season.

Charlotte Independence news and notes

Current record: 11-3-6, 39pts

In the opening match of Charlotte’s Canadian journey, the Independence were held to a 2-2 draw against Toronto FC II.

Their opener came from an own goal from Mark Pais before a red card to Donald Smith seemed to end their chances of a result, only for Jaime Siaj to score when Charlotte was down to ten men, but they couldn’t hold on, with Toronto claiming the equalizer in stoppage time.

As a result of that red card Charlotte will be without Smith for this match, who will serve a suspension for the straight red card.

One man who will be available will be the USL player of the week Enzo Martinez, playing one week on from scoring a hat trick that put Charlotte top of the standings.

Series Notes

This is the first meeting between the two sides.

Squads

Ottawa – GK: Callum Irving, David Paulmin, Andrew McRae; D: Eddie Edward, Kyle Venter, Andrae Campbell, Onua Obasi, Aron Mkungilwa, Thomas Meilleur-Giguere, Ramon Martin del Campo; M: Jonathan Barden, Ryan Williams, Gerardo Bruna, Jamar Dixon, Jimmy-Shammar Sanon, Lance Rozeboom, Sergio Manesio; F: Carl Haworth, Steevan Dos Santos, Sito Seoane, Nicholas Depuy, Azake Luboyera, Tucker Hume, Adonijah Reid

Charlotte– GK: Cody Mizell, Kainoa Likewise, Kyle Renfro; D: Bilal Duckett, Henry Kalungi, Austin Yearwood, Luke Waechter, Dennis Castillo, Donnie Smith, Ashani Fairclough, Joel Johnson; M: Jun Marques Davidson, Yann Ekra, David Estrada, Zev Taublieb, Lewis Hilton, David Spies, Alex Martinez, Callum Ross; F: Jacob Bender, Casey Townsend, Jorge Herrera, Jaime Siaj, Enzo Martinez

Discipline

Ottawa – NONE

Charlotte – Suspended: Donald Smith

Officials
REF: CAROL ANNE CHENARD
AR1: Peter Pendli
AR2: Michael Barwegen
4TH: Chris Grabas

Game hashtag:

#OTTvCLT

Twitter social handles

Ottawa Fury - @OttawaFuryFC

Charlotte Independence - @CLTIndependence

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