NASL: Heinemann’s Hunger Satisfied Seconds Before Stoppage Time

Ottawa, ON – The Ottawa Fury FC welcomed FC Edmonton for their last game at Keith Harris Stadium in front of a sellout crowd of 3,207 fans.

The game was filled with physical play from both sides and questionable officiating, including in the 40th minute, when a Fury FC shot was then blocked by the extended arm of sliding FC Edmonton defender Kareem Moses, which was missed by the officials robbing the Fury of a penalty shot, late in the first half, then more bad luck for the Fury when in the 59th minute, when a goal by Oliver was disallowed, made it seem like these teams would once again play to a scoreless draw.

Tommy  Heinemann came into the game in the second half, giving the Fury FC a new spark and on his first touch of the game, he sent the ball off the post. He made up for it just before stoppage time, knocking a back-foot shot into the bottom of the net following a free kick, handing FC Edmonton a 1-0 loss.

The Ottawa Fury FC travel to New York to close the NASL spring season against the Cosmos next Sunday. They open the fall season 13 July vs. the FC Edmonton in Edmonton and play their first home game in the new 24,000-seat stadium, TD Place, on 20 July.