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USL Match Preview – #OTTvCIN

By USLSoccer.com Staff, 10/06/17, 9:12AM EDT

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FC Cincinnati closes in on Playoffs

OTTAWA – FC Cincinnati heads to Ottawa looking to clinch a place in the USL Cup Playoffs with a win against Ottawa Fury FC as the side from Canada's capital hosts its regular-season home finale at TD Place on Sunday afternoon. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. ET.

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Ottawa Fury FC news and notes

  • Current record: 7-10-13, 34pts

  • Fury FC was held to a 1-1 draw by the Charleston Battery last Sunday afternoon at TD Place, a result that eliminated Ottawa from postseason contention.

  • Fury FC had taken the lead in the 16th minute through Steevan Dos Santos, and after a red card to the Battery in the 59th minute Ottawa held a man-advantage, but the Battery equalized five minutes through Heviel Cordoves from full time to grab a point and clinch its place in the playoffs.

  • Dos Santos' goal was his ninth of the season, which set a Fury FC single-season record for goals in the regular season. It was also a regular-season high for Dos Santos, who scored eight goals in both of his seasons with the Rochester Rhinos. 

  • Sunday's draw with Charleston extended a 10-match winless run for Fury FC which has yet to take victory under interim Head Coach Julian De Guzman.

  • Ottawa will be without midfielder Jimmy Sanon on Sunday after he was named in Haiti's squad for an international exhibition against Japan this week.

FC Cincinnati news and notes

  • Current record: 11-9-10, 43pts

  • FCC took a dramatic 1-0 victory against the Charlotte Independence last Friday night at the Sportsplex at Matthews as goalkeeper Mitch Hildebrandt saved a penalty kick in stoppage time to preserve the win for the visitors.

  • Cincinnati had struggled offensively for much of the match, but second-half substitute Kevin Schindler scored two minutes after coming on to provide the only goal of the game.

  • FCC will be without key midfielder Kenney Walker in Sunday's contest as he serves a one-game suspension after being sent off late on against the Independence.

  • Cincinnati is on a six-game undefeated streak, and will clinch a place in the playoffs on Sunday with a win with either Orlando City B or the New York Red Bulls II set to drop points when they meet on Saturday night.

Series Notes

  • This will be the second meeting between the sides with FC Cincinnati having taken the first meeting 3-1 on Aug. 23 at Nippert Stadium.

Squads

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

  • Cincinnati – GK: Mitch Hildebrandt, Dan Williams, Dallas Jaye; D: Matt Bahner, Tyler Polak, Harrison Delbridge, Pat McMahon, Austin Berry, Garret Halfhill, Justin Hoyte, Sem de Wit, Mele Temguia, Josu; M: Aodhan Quinn, Paul Nicholson, Aaron Walker, Corben Bone, Jimmy McLaughlin, Marco Dominguez, Kevin Schindler; F: Kadeem Dacres, Djiby Fall, Danni König, Kyle Greig, Andrew Wiedeman

Discipline

  • Ottawa – Accumulation warning: Sergio Manesio, Shane McEleney, Steevan Dos Santos, Andrae Campbell

  • Cincinnati – Suspended: Kenney Walker; Accumulation warning: Austin Berry

Officials

  • REF: YUSRI RUDOLF

  • AR1: Phil Briere

  • AR2: Oscar Mitchell-Carvalho

  • 4TH: Andre Pickler

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  • #OTTvCIN

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