by Jim Fossell

St. Charles, Missouri (February 8, 2022) – The St. Louis Ambush have completed a three-player trade with the Baltimore Blast, the team announced today. The Ambush have acquired defender Jeff Michaud and midfielder Armando Tello in exchange for forward Howard Miller, Jr. and other considerations. Per league and team policies, no further details of the deal were disclosed.

The current season is Jeff Michaud’s second in the Major Arena Soccer League. Prior to joining the Blast, he appeared in 16 games for the Orlando SeaWolves during the 2019-20 season. He has appeared in eight games with the Blast this season. In 24 career MASL games, he has posted 14 goals, nine assists and has blocked 25 opponent shots.

Tello is a veteran of four professional indoor soccer seasons. Prior to this season, he has played with the Seattle Impact/Tacoma Stars (2014-15), Detroit Waza Flo (2014-15), Saltillo Rancho Seco (2015-16), Cedar Rapids Rampage (2015-16), Florida Tropics (2016-17), and Orlando SeaWolves (2019-20).  In 32 career games, he has compiled a career record of 12 goals, six assists and 12 blocked opponent shots.

This season is Miller’s third in the MASL and with the Ambush. He has appeared in 25 career games, compiling a record of four goals, three assists and seven blocks.

The Ambush play back-to-back games at The Family Arena this weekend when they host the Chihuahua Savage Friday, February 11 at 7:35 p.m. CST, followed by a visit from Utica City FC on Saturday, February 12 at 7:05 p.m. CST. Saturday is Alumni Night, featuring a halftime mini-game with alumni players from past St. Louis Steamers, St. Louis Storm and St. Louis Ambush teams.

Tickets for all remaining Ambush home games are available at the Family Arena box office and at Fans can stay current on all Ambush news by visiting the team’s official website, and on social media outlets.