ONTARIO FURY HEAD SOUTH OF THE BORDER FOR FIRST ROAD GAME
The Ontario Fury, Driven by Mark Christopher Chevrolet, open the road portion of its 2016-17 Major Arena Soccer League season Saturday night when they travel to Centro de Usos Multiples in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. The game will kickoff at 7 p.m. Pacific.
Ontario is coming off a season-opening 13-4 victory over Atletico Baja at Citizens Business Bank Arena. Three Fury players – Tiguinho, Tino Nunez and Mauricio Salles – scored three goals apiece in the victory, with Nunez also adding two assists. Nick Perera had a goal and two assists and Israel Sesay had three assists in the victory.
The Fury will be heading down into hostile territory for their game against Sonora. The defending Western Conference champion Soles are allowing fans into Saturday’s game for free, meaning a full house should greet the Fury when they hit the field. On their home turf, Sonora’s offense can be potent, as they scored 140 goals in 10 games at home last season. Away from home, however, the Soles only scored 79 times. That disparity may continue this season, as they opened the season with an 8-4 loss to the Tacoma Stars at ShoWare Center in Washington. The Fury lost twice last season in Sonora, while winning at home in their three meetings.
Ontario will head down to Mexico without one of its bigger offensive threats, as forward Perera will not be available for the Fury. Perera, the captain of the United States National Beach Soccer team, is in Dubai with the team competing in the Beach Soccer International Cup. In three games at the event, Perera has scored six goals.
Fans wanting to watch Saturday’s game can join Fury staff and other fans at the Upland Sports Arena for a watch party beginning at 7 p.m. Fans will have the chance to get the latest information about the Fury’s Holiday Pack, which includes tickets for three games starting at only $9 per ticket.
The Fury will remain on the road next weekend, as they head to ShoWare Center to take on the Tacoma Stars in their first Pacific Division matchup of the season. The game will kickoff at 6:05 p.m. on Nov. 12.
Ontario returns home at 7 p.m. Nov. 25 to take on the Turlock Express in Teddy Bear Toss night. Fans are encouraged to bring stuffed animals to throw onto the field after the Fury’s first goal of the game.
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The ONTARIO FURY, DRIVEN BY MARK CHRISTOPHER CHEVROLET, are the Inland Empire’s newest professional sports franchise, bringing the fast-paced, high-speed action of arena soccer to the Citizens Business Bank Arena. The team, which is part of the Major Arena Soccer League, is committed to advancing soccer at every level across Inland Southern California. Visit OntarioFury.com for information.