The New York Fury Play Two Road Games This Weekend
Added by Steven Farkas on June 8, 2012.
The New York Fury hit the road this weekend for two games.
This weekend, the New York Fury face two games on the road, and it will be one of the toughest tests of the season. They start off the weekend playing the Chicago Red Stars tonight, then it’s off to Indiana to play FC Indiana on Sunday night.
The Chicago Red Stars are the only unbeaten team in the WPSL Elite at 3-0, having defeated the other unbeaten team, the Boston Breakers, 1-0 on Sunday on a goal by Michele Weissenhofer. The Red Stars are made up mostly of Chicago-area players, but are led by former U.S. National Team midfielder Lori Chalupny, who has played in the WPS for both the Saint Louis Athletica and the Atlanta Beat, as well as a pair of former Philadelphia Independence players, Jen Buczkowski and Lauren Fowlkes. All three of the Red Stars victories have been shutouts as Chicago’s keeper, Jamie Forbes, and the strong Chicago backline have not yet been unlocked by the offenses they have faced.
While the Fury keeper, Michelle Betos, and their backline have also been strong, posting three shutouts this season so far, the offense has been less consistent, scoring five goals against the Mutiny and three goals against the Fever, but not finding the net in the game against Boston and the most recent game versus the WNY Flash.
FC Indiana is one of the most successful teams in the history of the WPSL, capturing titles in 2005 and 2007, but the team has struggled in the WPSL Elite, going winless through five games and scoring only two goals.
“Friday’s match against the Fury will be an exciting one,” said Jen Buczkowski who will be playing against her former coach and several players she shared the pitch with as a member of the Philadelphia Independence. “Having played for Paul the past two years and with a majority of their players, I know they will be a strong team and well prepared.”
The Fury has just finished a three-game homestand, in which they went 1-1-1 after starting the season 2-0.