September 12, 2023 – Canadian Premier League (CPL) – Atletico Ottawa News Release
Atlético Ottawa sits in 5th place in the Canadian Premier League with 32 points from 23 matches (9W-5D-9L).
Pacific FC is 2nd with 36 points from 23 matches.
This is the fourth meeting between Ottawa and Pacific in 2023 (1W-1D-1L).
Playoff race at a glance:
The top five teams qualify for the postseason.
Ottawa currently occupies the final playoff spot ahead of York United on Goal Difference (GD).
Ottawa has a game in hand on York.
Halifax (33 points), Forge (36 points), Pacific (36 points) and Cavalry FC (40 points) make up the rest of the playoff picture.
Forge has played one extra match (34) than the other four playoff teams.
Ottawa turned around their form against Pacific this season, picking up 4 points from a possible 6 at Starlight Stadium after an early season defeat at TD Place.
Striker Malcolm Shaw and midfielder Ollie Bassett are the top scorers in this mixture (all-time) with four goals each.
Defender Luke Singh and striker Samuel Salter are both available for selection having served a one-match ban each for Yellow Card Accumulation (YCA).
Shaw scored his first international goal over the weekend as Trinidad and Tobago beat El Salvador.
Shaw will be available for selection this week.
On Wednesday night, Atlético Ottawa is hosting the club’s inaugural Canadian Armed Forces Appreciation Night, in partnership with Coding For Veterans (C4V) and raising money for Support Our Troops.
Record head-to-head (all-time): 4W-4D-5L; 14 goals scored, 17 goal conceded.
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