by Jim Fossell

St. Charles, MO

The St. Louis Ambush play at home and on the road in back-to-back contests this Friday, February 6 and Saturday, February 7.

The top two offensive threats in the MASL square off when the Ambush host the Comets on Friday at the Family Arena. Ambush forward Gordy Gurson leads the league in goals with 40 and is tied for second in points with 55. Comets forward Leo Gibson is fourth in the league in goals with 32 and first in points with 61. The 16-0 Comets have already clinched the Central Division title. The Ambush could earn bragging rights if they can pull off a win on Friday as the only team to hand their cross-state rivals a loss.

The league’s top offensive threats, Leo Gibson (left) and Gordy Gurson (right) square off when the Ambush host the Missouri Comets this Friday night at the Family Arena. (Photos by Scott Neer/TSN Photography.)

Following Friday’s clash with the Comets, the Ambush travel to Oklahoma to battle the Revolution on Saturday at 7:05 p.m. at the Expo Square Pavilion in Tulsa. Saturday’s match is the second of three between St. Louis and Tulsa this season. The Ambush hold a 1-0 advantage, having defeated the Revolution 11-5 January 23 at the Family Arena. The final showdown between the two teams is slated for February 20 in Tulsa.

Prior to Friday night’s game against the Comets, local celebrities will show their skills on the Family Arena turf when the Ambush host a celebrity soccer game at 5:45 p.m.

The doors to the Family Arena open at 5:30 p.m. Friday and the celebrity game kicks off at 5:45 p.m. The following celebrities are scheduled to appear:

St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame member Ty Keough; indoor soccer legend who played for the Cincinnati Kids, San Diego Sockers, Kansas City Comets and St. Louis Steamers; former US National Team member; renowned soccer broadcaster

Jackie Joyner Kersee, Olympic Gold Medalist, world record holder, philanthropist

Kevin Wheeler, The Kevin Wheeler Show, 101ESPN Radio

The FOX Sports Midwest Girls: Katie, Kayla and Teryn

Angella Sharpe, St. Louis Blues In-Game Host

Kim Hudson, FOX2 News

St. Louis radio personality DC Chymes

Radio and television sports reporter Andy Strickland

Dre Montez, CBS Sports 920 and radio host

Former Mizzou basketball star Brian Grawer

St. Louis Attack players Mike McMullen, Jason Null and Bernard Quinn

Jeff Burton, 105.7 The Point radio personality

Lux and Moon, 105.7 The Point radio personalities

Eric Johnson, 100.7 The Viper radio personality

DJ Pru, St. Louis Rams dee jay

Randy Moehlman, PA announcer for Mizzou football, Rascals baseball, SIUE mens basketball, and CBSSports920 radio host

Steve Brook, Manager, River City Rascals

Steve Ewing, lead singer of The Urge

At halftime Friday, the current Ambush will honor the players and coaches of the original St. Louis Ambush and the 2000-06 St. Louis Steamers when former players of both eras will take to the pitch for a halftime alumni game. Alumni players scheduled to participate include: Terry Brown, Ken Costello, Jeff Davis, Daryl Doran, Jesse Elmore, Lindsay Kennedy-Eversmeyer, Scott Gaither, John Gates, Nando Hernandez, Kevin Hundelt, Chris Kenny, John Klein, Kevin Kalish, Mike Kirchoff, Mike LaPosha, Matt McAvin, Justin McMillian, Pat Mann, Steve Maurer, Mark Moser, DJ Newsom, Dan O’Keefe, Kevin Quigley, Joe Reiniger, Joe Smugala, Jamie Swanner, Tim Tedoni, Tim Walters, Carlton Williams, and Paul Zarky. Former Ambush Owner Dr. Abraham Hawatmeh and his wife Rita will also be there.

The doors to the Family Arena will open at 5:30 p.m. Friday and alumni players will sign autographs on the concourse beginning at 6:00 p.m.

The first 5,000 fans in attendance February 6 will also receive a free Gordy Gurson poster, courtesy of Mercy, official medical provider of the St. Louis Ambush.

For the latest Ambush news, watch the Ambush official website, and the team’s Facebook page, Group and single game tickets are available for both remaining Ambush home games. Call the Ambush office at 636-477-6363 for more information. Single game tickets can be purchased at the Family Arena box office or online at