VALOUR FC (0-0-1) vs. ATLÉTICO OTTAWA FC (0-1-0)
When: Wednesday, August, 19, 2020, Noon CT
Where: Alumni Field, Charlottetown, PEI
How to watch: OneSoccer is broadcasting all CPL games live (https://onesoccer.ca/)
Valour will attempt to get its first win of the Island Games against the Canadian Premier League’s newest entry, Atlético Ottawa, in the second match for both squads.
Valour fell 2-nil to Cavalry FC on Sunday, showing flashes in a loss to one of the league’s elite. Valour gave up one goal on a defensive lapse and the second on a hand ball that led to a penalty kick marker.
Critical for Valour FC against Ottawa will be generating more of an attack after managing just four shots, and none on goal, in the loss to Cavalry.
Atlético, meanwhile, drew 2-2 with York9 FC in their CPL debut. Ottawa formerly competed in the USL Championship, from 2014-19, as the Fury. The CPL granted an expansion franchise to Ottawa in late January, with their new owners Spanish club Atlético Madrid.
3 TO WATCH
#5 Julian Dunn, D – Drew rave reviews for his CPL debut last Saturday. Loaned to Valour FC from Toronto FC II, Dunn was a force as a centre back.
#35 Andrew Jean-Baptiste, D – Lined up beside Dunn to provide Valour with a formidable presence in the back line.
#27 Raph Ohin, MF – Came on at halftime for Daryl Fordyce and made an immediate impression with his physical play and his speed. We’ll see if that earns him more minutes in Valour’s second match.
Valour FC vs. Atlético Ottawa All-Time
Overall: (win-draw-loss): first meeting between the two clubs.
Valour FC Injury Report:
Injured: D Arnold Bouka Moutou
The ‘Island Games’ format:
- The Island Games First Stage will see each of the eight clubs play each other, for seven guaranteed matches.
- The top four clubs from the first stage will then advance to the Group Stage and play each other again, for three more matches.
- The top two teams will then compete in a single-match final to be crowned the 2020 Canadian Premier League Champion.
Valour FC Island Games matches/results (times subject to change)
Match 1: Saturday, August 16: Cavalry FC 2 Valour FC 0
Match 2: Wednesday, August 19, noon, CT; vs. Atletico Ottawa,
Match 3: Saturday, August 22, noon, CT; vs. York9
Match 4: Tuesday, August 25, 1 p.m. CT; vs. Pacific FC
Match 5: Saturday, August 29, 11 a.m. CT; vs. FC Edmonton
Match 6: Wednesday, September 2, noon, CT; vs. HFX Wanderers
Match 7: Saturday, September 5, 11 a.m. CT, vs. Forge FC