Last week, when I was interviewing Ottawa Fury Coach Marc Dos Santos for a Plastic Pitch feature, I finished with a question about where he saw the club going in the future.
His answer was prophetic.
“From day one, we established a model of play for the club. And that did not change no matter the coaches or players we brought in. We stuck to our model of play, even when there were growing pains, even when there were several losses in a row. We believed that, sticking to our vision, we would create the right identity for the club. We’d create the right visibility of the club. And if we keep feeding that model, and by that I mean that we keep improving every day, then there are no limits to where this club can go. When we started off we were playing in front of 1,500 people at Carleton [University]. And, now, the last few games we’ve played in front of 6,000 people. And, if we can make that model strong, it will continue. If I leave, it will continue. If [members of the coaching staff] leave, it will continue.”
On Tuesday, MDS and the Fury announced that the coach will be leaving the club at the end of the NASL season, and he’s been allowed to enter talks with an unnamed MLS team over a coaching position.
Now, the question: Will the Fury be the new Carolina RailHawks?
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