Pacific FC readies to take on improved Atlético OttawaPacific FC (3-1-1) meets Atlético Ottawa (2-1-1) today at 3 p. m. PT at TD Place Stadium in the nation’s capital. Atlético Ottawa is the most improved club in the Canadian Premier League under new head coach Carlos González, a Spaniard who has coached the Kuwait national team. And it never hurts to have the weight of a parent club like Atlético Madrid behind you. PFC (3-1-1) meets Ottawa (2-1-1) today at 3 p. PT at TD Place Stadium in the nation’s capital.
So, Sunday is expected to be a special moment for Atleti as they try and punch their ticket to their first CPL Final. That said, González and his staff will be imploring their players to play the game, not the occasion, since they'll still need to get the job done on the pitch. "The club has been working so much in the last years to create a situation like the situation we're going to live on Sunday here in Ottawa, " González said.
Make your match picks prior to kickoff at canpl. ca/predictor for a chance to win prizes, including the grand prize of a trip to the 2022 CPL Final! To learn more about ComeOn!, click here. All CPL matches are available to stream on OneSoccer, or on TELUS Optik TV Channel 980. 3 THINGS TO WATCHTD Place set for playoff atmosphere: A playoff match always attracts a strong atmosphere, but with this being the first for Atlético Ottawa at TD Place, the club is expecting quite the raucous showing from supporters in the capital. Ottawa hasn't hosted a professional playoff soccer game since 2019, when the Fury lost on penalties to Charleston Battery in the USL Championship play-in round.
Atletico Ottawa got 2 win, 1 draw and 2 lost with 5 Goals For and 4 Goals Against. For the last 15 matches, Atletico Ottawa got 7 win, 2 lost and 6 draw with 23 Goals For and 15 Goals Against. The average of Goals For is 1. 5 per match and the average of Goals Against is 1 per match. The rate of Over Goals is 100%; The rate of Handicap Win is 67%; The rate of win is 47%; The average of corners is 3. 7 per match and the rate of Over Corners is 40%.
"We accepted it and then we focused on the work that needed to be done, the preparation, and how we needed to attack the game. This is no different, we know it's a challenge. We accept the challenge. We need to score a goal; as soon as we score a goal we can open this game right up. " Although Pacific's regular season wasn't quite as consistent as they would have liked, and as a result they finished fourth in the table, Merriman and his squad are nonetheless confident in their ability to get a quick start against Ottawa and make this a competitive second leg. They'll also be particularly motivated on Sunday to earn themselves one more game in 2022 - if nothing else, than to extend the career of captain Jamar Dixon by one more week.
Pacific had 11 games this season where they scored at least twice, although only one of those came after the mid-summer departure of Alejandro Díaz. They'll need major contributions from their other attackers this time, with wingers Josh Heard and Marco Bustos likely to be the creative outlets going forward and Manny Aparicio the engine of attack from the middle of the park. The good news is that Gianni Dos Santos and Djenairo Daniels have returned to training; expect one of them to get the nod at centre-forward on Sunday to try and be the focal point of the attack. Ottawa to shake up defence with Espejo suspended: One key wrinkle in the lead-up to this second leg is that Atlético Ottawa will be without defensive lynchpin Diego Espejo, whose yellow card in the first leg meant he'll miss this fixture due to suspension.
PFC followed three consecutive home wins to start the season at Starlight Stadium with a scoreless draw at FC Edmonton and 2-0 loss in Calgary against Cavalry FC. Atlético Ottawa followed two opening victories with a 6-1 drubbing at the hands of Winnipeg’s Valour FC and by allowing a goal in injury time in a deflating 2-2 draw against York FC. Of the Tridents, Merriman said: “Our team is in good spirits and in a good space and everyone is extremely motivated. “The players know it’s early in the season.
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PFC veteran goalkeeper Callum Irving came out of NCAA Div. 1 with the University of Kentucky Wildcats to play three seasons with the Fury. Tridents defender and former Canada U-20 and U-23 player Thomas Meilleure-Giguère played two seasons with the Fury on loan from Montreal of MLS. “It’s nice for them. This was their home for two-three seasons with each of them living here, training here and playing here, ” said Merriman. “But they are obviously representing us. It’s nice for them to be back but they are prepared for the match. ” Merriman listed key defenders Meilleure-Giguère, who went out in the FC Edmonton game and missed the Calgary fixture, and Kunle Dada-Luke, who missed both Alberta games, as probables for today. PFC returns to Starlight Stadium next Saturday to face FC Edmonton.
For this match, Merriman will have a full complement of players to select from, including Gianni Dos Santos and Djenairo Daniels, a pair of attackers who missed the first leg with injury. The Tridents' loss to Atleti in Leg 1 was just their third ever to this particular opponent; in regular season play this season, Pacific won two, drew one, and lost one encounter - though all four contests were decided by no more than a goal. Only once in their history have Pacific scored more than once in a game against Ottawa (a 4-2 win in 2021), but attacking football will, by necessity, be on the table for the visitors as they look to return to the CPL Final.
“They [Atlético Ottawa] have made some good signings in the off-season, ” said PFC head coach James Merriman. Chief among them is 23-year-old Ballou Tabla, the former Major League Soccer striker with CF Montreal, who played for Canada in Under-17, U-20 and U-23, and has two caps with the senior national team. “Ottawa seems organized and quite well prepared and has improved for sure from last season, ” said Merriman. “They are organized defensively and very compact. They can make it difficult to break down their defence. And they are good and effective in their attack in transition. ” Although they are running first and second in the early table (ahead of Friday night’s league action), both clubs have matched the spring weather in cooling off recently.
Head coach James Merriman has said this week that his players will need to lean on experience to overturn this tie, particularly the Concacaf League tie against Herediano where they lost the first leg at home before equalizing at the very end of the second leg in Costa Rica - although they did ultimately lose on penalties. "We went [to Herediano] fearlessly, we knew we had a big challenge, " Merriman said on Saturday.
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"It's very special for the team, for the club, and very special for the soccer community. It's going to be a great game with a big crowd here and an electric atmosphere. "Pacific need sharpness to overturn two-goal deficit: Going away from home knowing you need to score at least twice to keep your season alive is not an easy place for Pacific to be. Nonetheless, James Merriman and co. have no choice on Sunday but to maintain a level of optimism and belief. Atlético Ottawa have only conceded two or more goals five times this year, but Pacific's task is by no means impossible - in fact, Ottawa's most recent home game saw them squander a two-goal lead to York United in a match that finished 2-2.
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We’re not too worried about [the recent slide]. We’re not getting too low with the lows or too high with the highs. We’re in a good place and staying true to our identity. ” This will be the first visit by PFC to TD Place Stadium, also home of the Ottawa Redblacks of the CFL. Atlético Ottawa joined the CPL in the 2020 bubble season, which was held entirely in Prince Edward Island, while PFC’s scheduled away games to Ottawa in 2021 came during the early portion of the season, which was bubbled and played in Winnipeg. It is a homecoming for three Tridents who played for the former Ottawa Fury of the North American Soccer League and USL Championship. PFC captain Jamar Dixon is a native of Ottawa, who originally came to the Island to play three seasons with the Victoria Highlanders of the amateur Premier Development League, before being capped three times for Canada and playing pro in Europe and four seasons with the Fury.
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