July 9, 2016
A look at the upcoming games
Rayo OKC (0-0-1, 1 pt) at Ottawa Fury FC (0-1-0, 0 pts) @ TD Place, Ottawa, Ontario 12 p.m. ET (ESPN3 - U.S./NASL.com - Canada/Rogers TV - Ottawa/Cox Channel 703 - Oklahoma City)
Ottawa Fury FC is looking to shake off a tough start to the Spring Season after losing 2-1 against the New York Cosmos, and the Canadian side will try to do so without the services of their top goalkeeper, Romuald Peiser, who received a red card last game. Ottawa has been led recently by emerging star Carl Haworth, who already has one goal to his name against Sunday's opponent, Rayo OKC.
Alen Marcina's side nearly claimed all three points against FC Edmonton last Saturday, but the club had to settle for one after letting in a stoppage-time equalizer. Michel and Robbie Findley, who have scored five and three goals, respectively, have provided the attacking punch for the first-year club. Rayo OKC earned a 1-1 draw in its last game against Ottawa.
Fort Lauderdale Strikers (0-0-1, 1 pt) at FC Edmonton (0-0-1, 1 pt) @ Clarke Field, Edmonton, Alberta 4 p.m. ET (ESPN3 - U.S.), NASL.com - Canada/City TV - Edmonton/SFL-TV - Fort Lauderdale)
Two of the NASL's in-form sides square off at Clarke Field. FC Edmonton has lost just once in its last eight games, while the Fort Lauderdale Strikers have lost just once in their last seven. The loss, though, did come against the Eddies in Edmonton.
Gale Agbossoumonde, who scored in Fort Lauderdale's 1-1 draw with Miami FC, has played a key role in the Strikers' strong form in 2016. For FC Edmonton, Gustavo struck late to dig out a point against Rayo OKC. Jake Keegan, who leads the Eddies in goals with four, scored twice in the 2-1 win when the clubs last met.