SHIFTER SPORTS ON LOCATION: THE INAUGURAL CAPCITY CUP

The Ottawa Fury hosted the first ever edition of the CapCity Cup against the MLS club Montreal Impact last week. It was a traditional friendly match created to build the spirit of the game in the Ottawa-Montreal region. Both teams have growing fan bases and newly minted rivalry game gives soccer fans from both towns something to look forward to every year. Proponents like Fury FC GM Julian de Guzman sees real opportunity in the match up.

“CapCity Cup is a representation of the nation’s capital,” explained De Guzman. “It’s not just another city in Canada, and this is something we should continue to celebrate. It’s a big honour to be the nation’s capital professional soccer club and we should be proud of it whenever we have the opportunity to host other clubs, whether it is in league action or for a friendly like this year’s CapCity Cup match.”

The following are some game notes from the match:

CapCity Cup  Game Notes:

  • Montreal Impact won 1-0
  • Bayiha scored the only CapCity Cup goal in the 34th minute
  • 18 year old Canadian (and Ottawa native) Jadon Wilfort made his professional soccer debut in the backfield
  • 20 year old  Canadian (Ottawa native) Hansly Felix Malonga made his professional soccer debut in the backfield
  • Montreal Impact starter mostly second and third string players
  • Ottawa Fury FC played less than 24 hrs after beating TFC II 4-3
  • Ottawa Fury FC started a mix of starters and backups
  • Ottawa Fury FC’s D Fence broke down when Montreal attacked the wings
  • Montreal Impact’s D Fence played up field, creating an effective offside trap
  • CapCity Cup Crowd of 6,321 (as per Ottawa Sun)

 

*All photos and game notes provided by Reuben Polansky Photography 

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