By Dan Plouffe
The Ottawa Fury U15 boys are off and running in their USL Super-Y League season with a 3-0-1 start, but the team’s main concern is keeping that stride all the way through to the North American finals tournament.
The group appeared in last year’s championship tournament and “did OK” in the view of coach Mike Gagliano, winning their first game and then losing the next two.
“Our goal is to get back to where we left off this past year,” explains Gagliano, who believes his squad has taken the next required step thanks to solid training. “We want to win the league, make it back to nationals, and do some damage.”
Third-place finishers in their division last season, the Fury’s usual practice schedule runs nightly from Tuesday through Thursday, Friday is a travel day when they have road contests, and games are on the weekend.
“The commitment is massive,” highlights Gagliano, whose team carries a lot of pace and moves the ball well. “They obviously love coming and training and having fun, and the results show so far.”