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Montreal Impact release statement on affiliate Ottawa Fury ceasing operations

The Montreal Impact released a statement concerning affiliate club Ottawa Fury FC's announcement they would be suspending operations on Friday.

"The suspension of activities of our partner club over the last three years is a sad day for soccer in Ottawa, the Outaouais region and for Canada," declared Vassili Cremanzidis, head of analysis and assistant director of player personnel for the Impact in a statement. "A reserve or affiliate team is vital in order to give playing time to our young players. We will therefore look for a solution for the future by analyzing all possible options."

The Fury played the past three seasons in the USL Championship.

Fury FC were Montreal's lower-league affiliate 2017-19. Among their head coaches were current Vancouver Whitecaps FC head coach Marc Dos Santos and former Toronto FC and FC Dallas midfielder Julian de Guzman (interim), who also served as the club's general manager.

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