by Jim Fossell

St. Charles, MO (December 27, 2019) – As they prepare for four games in a ten-day span, the St. Louis Ambush have added two players. The team has home games tonight and Tuesday at the Family Arena, followed by a two-game road trip to Mexico January 3 and 5.

Veteran Pablo Da Silva is one of the new additions. The Florianopolis, Brazil native has over 20 years’ professional soccer experience in the indoor, outdoor and futsal ranks. He is a veteran of ten professional indoor soccer seasons, having played with the Milwaukee Wave, Baltimore Blast, Chicago Soul, Cedar Rapids Rampage and Tacoma Stars. He won MISL Championships with the Wave in 2010-11 and 2011-12. Pablo previously played with the Ambush during the 2017-18 season, posting seven goals, 12 assists and blocking 19 shots in 16 appearances.

Goalkeeper Adrian Porcayo is the second addition to the Ambush roster. Porcayo previously played with the Chicago Mustangs during the 2014-15 season, then played for the Mustangs Premier team in the PASL Premier league. The Ambush have been without a backup for starting goalkeeper Paulo since the start of the season and the signing of Porcayo will fill that role.

In order to make roster space for the two new players and comply with the MASL’s 26-man roster limit, the team granted Niko Karidis his unconditional release. Per league and team policies, no further details of the signings were announced.

The Ambush (1-3) host Da Silva’s former team, the Tacoma Stars (2-3) tonight at 7:35 p.m. CST at the Family Arena. The Ambush are coming off an 8-7 overtime win over the Kansas City Comets on December 15 while the Stars are looking to bounce back from losing their last two games.

Following Friday’s duel, the Ambush will host the Comets in a New Year’s Eve matinee affair, Tuesday, December 31 at 3:05 p.m. CST before taking to the road for a two-game road trip in Mexico. The New Year’s Eve game will include carnival games for the kids before the game and a post-game balloon drop on the field.

Single game tickets for the 2019-20 campaign are now on sale and can be purchased at the Family Arena box office or at Groups of 10 or more can purchase their discounted tickets now. For group sales, call the Ambush office at 636-477-6363.