by Jim Fossell

St. Charles, MO (January 23, 2019) – The St. Louis Ambush (5-6) play two games in Florida this weekend, facing the Orlando SeaWolves (3-3) in Kissimmee Friday night at 6:35 p.m. CT, then squaring off with the Tropics (3-7) the next night at 6:15 p.m. CT in Lakeland. (Please note that Saturday's game time has been changed from 6:05 p.m. CT to 6:15 p.m. CT.)

With the midway point in the season approaching and the South Central Division standings tight, this weekend’s games are important for all three teams. The SeaWolves and Kansas City Comets each have .500 records but the Comets are holding onto second place by virtue of a better goal differential. The Ambush are right behind Orlando with a .455 win percentage, followed by Florida at .300.The Milwaukee Wave remain firmly in control of first place in the division with an 8-2 record, so the remaining teams have their eyes on second place, which garners the second playoff spot at the end of the regular season.

The Ambush are 1-0 against the SeaWolves, having won a thrilling overtime shootout contest on November 30. St. Louis is 1-1 against the Tropics, having lost on December 1, then won on January 5. 

Ahead of this weekend’s games, the Ambush announced two roster moves this week. Per league and team policies, no further details were announced on the moves.

The team signed midfielder Howard Miller (left), a St. Charles native who started playing soccer at the age of seven. He played youth soccer for the Scott Gallagher Soccer Club, including winning a State Cup with SLSG Premier in 2013. Miller went on to play three years of varsity soccer at Parkway North. He represented Missouri in US Youth Soccer’s Olympic Development Program. Howard played outdoor soccer with St. Louis Maritsa FC in the United Premier Soccer League last season.

The Ambush also parted ways with reserve goalkeeper Marijo Musa (right), at Musa’s request for personal reasons. Addressing Musa’s situation, Head Coach Hewerton said, “Unfortunately sometimes personal reasons make you pause a promising soccer career for a moment. I wish nothing but the best of luck for this amazing young man.”

After this weekend’s games in Florida, the Ambush welcome both Florida rivals to the Family Arena next weekend, hosting the Tropics on Friday, February 1 at 7:35 p.m. CT, then the SeaWolves on Saturday, February 2 at 7:05 p.m. CT. For those unable to attend in person, all MASL games are webcast live at

Group and single game tickets are on sale for all Ambush home games. For more information, call the Ambush office at 636-477-6363. Keep up to date on all Ambush news by following the official website, and on Facebook and Twitter.