Home NASL & USL Ottawa Fury Canadian Deltas make their moves to Ottawa

Canadian Deltas make their moves to Ottawa


There are many Canadians who are part of the NASL diaspora, now that FC Edmonton is out, the San Francisco Deltas have folded and the league’s future is uncertain.

The Ottawa Fury can likely make a long shopping list of Canadians, and on Wednesday the club announced the signings of fullback Maxim Tissot and centre back Nana Attakora. The pair were part of a group of four Canadians who won the NASL title with the Deltas under the watchful eye of former Fury coach Marc Dos Santos.

Attakora captained the Deltas, and came back from knee surgery to help the team push for what might be the final league title awarded in the history of NASL 2.0.

“Nana is our team captain, he is important to how we play with three at the back, and his character, well it means a lot,” said Dos Santos of Attakora before the final. “He had a small surgery and everyone thought he’d be out for the season. He said to me that he would be back and even I did not believe him. The fact that he came back not only shows his qualities as a soccer player, but as a human being.”

Tissot scoring for the Fury against FCE in 2016.

Tissot spent part of the 2016 season with the Fury and scored a couple of goals. He left for an MLS job with D.C. United, appeared in both MLS action and with the team’s USL affiliate in Richmond, then was released by the club and signed with the Deltas.

“We are pleased with the way our club is shaping up,” said Fury general manager Julian de Guzman in a release issued by the club. “It was important for us as an organization to find players that fit our desired style of play, but also the culture we are looking to build and grow for the Fury FC. We feel that we are moving in the right direction and that we will have an attractive product to present our fans once the season gets started.”

Load More Related Articles
Load More By Steven Sandor
Load More In Ottawa Fury

One Comment

  1. Peter Parker

    January 11, 2018 at 11:40 pm

    Good to see that these guys are able to keep their pro careers going Herdman will be taking a page from the Zambrano playbook and won’t be inquiring about them for NT call ups, ditto Bekker and Ouimette wherever they eventually land, but keeping these guys involved in the pro game is important as we build towards a domestic league in 2019.

Check Also

After a lengthy audition, Fury brings in local teen talent

So, the Fury, though it led all independent USL or MLS teams in terms of minutes played by…