by Jim Fossell

St. Charles, Missouri (April 13, 2020) – St. Louis Ambush forward Eduardo Mota De Carvalho, better known by his nickname “Duduca”, is in the running for Rookie of the Year for the 2019-20 Major Arena Soccer League season, the league announced today. The winner of the Rookie of the Year honor will be announced tomorrow.

Duduca finished second on the Ambush in points (29) and goals (20) while appearing in all 21 Ambush games. He also led all rookies in the MASL in both categories. 

The 2019-20 season was Duduca’s first with the Ambush and in the MASL. He is under contract with the Ambush through the 2021-22 season. Duduca joined the Ambush as a Brazilian futsal veteran and adapted quickly to the American indoor game. His stature (6’1”, 209 pounds) and strength helped him maintain control as opponents found him difficult to move off the ball and he also displayed solid technical skills and agility.

The Ambush will kick off their 2020-21 season this fall. For up-to-date information during the off-season, follow the team on their official website, and on Facebook and Twitter. 

RELATED:  Read the full MASL Rookie of the Year nominations release.