by Jim Fossell

St. Charles, Missouri (September 27, 2022) – Local product Mike Scharf is coming home to the St. Louis Ambush, the team announced today. The Ambush inked Scharf to a two-year deal. Per league and team policies, no further details of the deal were disclosed.

Scharf’s professional indoor soccer career began with the Cedar Rapids Rampage, where he earned a roster spot late in the 2017-18 season. He was signed by the Tacoma Stars on October 22, 2018 and came to the Ambush in a February 21, 2019 trade. He finished the 2019-20 season with the Ambush and played with the team again during the 2021 season. Mike jumped to the Memphis Americans (NISL) last season. He has played both defense and midfield during his pro career. In 36 career professional indoor soccer games, Scharf has tallied 18 goals and 10 assists.

Scharf is a St. Louis native who grew up in Wildwood and played prep soccer at Lafayette High School. His college career was split between Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, Maryville University in St. Louis and Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla. He was team captain at Maryville and his Missouri S&T team reached the national rank of 16 in the NCAA Division II.

Ambush Head Coach Jeff Locker said, “In his young career, Mike Scharf has seen time with four teams in two leagues under five different coaches. We saw potential in Mike during his first stint with the Ambush and are counting on his diverse experience to help propel him to the next level going forward.”

The upcoming 2022-23 season is the tenth for the Ambush. Their home opener is slated for Black Friday, November 25, 2022 at 5:05 p.m. CT at The Family Arena in St. Charles. It is the first of a two-game series against the Kansas City Comets to open the MASL season. The Comets host the second game the next night, November 25, at Cable-Dahmer Arena in Independence.

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