Match preview: Carolina RailHawks vs Ottawa Fury FC

Apr 14, 2016

Week three of the 2016 NASL Season brings Austin da Luz and his Carolina RailHawks back home to WakeMed Soccer Park to take on Canadian foe, Ottawa Fury FC.

Coming off their first ever road trip to Oklahoma City, to take on Rayo OKC last weekend, the RailHawks are looking to extend their home winning streak to five games after defeating Minnesota United 2-1 in their 2016 home season opener two weeks ago.

Last year, the RailHawks played two matches against Ottawa Fury at WakeMed Soccer Park earning a 3-1 victory during the Spring Season and a 3-1 home loss in September. Incidentally, this was the last time the RailHawks lost a match at WakeMed Soccer Park. 

Saturday’s game will see recently acquired, RailHawks forward Aly Hassan take on his former club. Aly Hassan, who was traded to Ottawa from the Fort Lauderdale Strikers at the beginning of the 2015 Fall Season, scored his first goal for the Fury last year against the RailHawks.

Ottawa Fury, is coming into the NASL Spring Season with plenty of confidence after winning the 2015 Fall Season. This will be Ottawa’s third road game of the season and they will be looking to secure three important points before starting their home schedule later this month.

Next weekend, the RailHawks will travel to Tampa Bay to take on the Tampa Bay Rowdies at 7:30pm. You can watch the RailHawks vs Rowdies match live on WRAL2 and TWC SportsChannel. The RailHawks will return to WakeMed Soccer on Saturday, May 7, 2016 to take on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. Tickets to the match against the Strikers are on-sale now and can be purchased by calling the RailHawks Box Office at 919-459-8144 or online at

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