by Jim Fossell

St. Charles, Missouri (December 29, 2021) – The St. Louis Ambush close out the 2021 calendar year with back-to-back games against the Dallas Sidekicks on Thursday and Friday. On Thursday, December 30, the Ambush journey to Allen, Texas to square off with the Sidekicks at the Credit Union of Texas Event Center at 7:00 p.m. CST. Following that duel, the two teams will travel to Missouri for a rematch at The Family Arena on Friday, December 31 at  3:05 p.m. CST.

Thursday’s contest is the second of five meetings between St. Louis and Dallas slated for the 2021-22 regular season. The Ambush won the first contest by a score of 8-4 on December 4 in Texas.

The Sidekicks team the Ambush will face this week will have a different look than the one they battled on December 4, thanks to several moves made by the Sidekicks over the past two weeks. On December 21, just three games into the season, the Sidekicks parted ways with head coach Pablo Da Silva. On December 22, the organization named assistant coach Ricardinho Cavalcante as the team’s interim head coach. Dallas also made some player moves that are likely to improve their performance on the field.

On December 23, the Sidekicks announced the signing of Cameron Brown. Brown holds the Sidekicks’ record for most consecutive games scored at 26. The current season is Brown’s sixth in professional indoor soccer. He has played his entire career with Dallas.

On December 28, the team announced the acquisition of veteran Jamie Lovegrove from the San Diego Sockers. This season is Lovegrove’s eighth in professional indoor soccer. He previously spent four seasons with Dallas.

Dallas takes the field on Thursday with an 0-3 record on the season and with obvious hopes that the flurry of recent moves will help turn things around. St. Louis hopes to build on their recent success. After starting the season 0-2, the Ambush bounced back to win their next two games, defeating the Sidekicks in the December 4 match, then beating the Milwaukee Wave 7-6 on December 19. 

The New Year’s Eve game at The Family Arena includes the popular annual Kid’s Bash, a New Year’s celebration for the youngsters that includes a balloon drop on the field after the game. Following the New Year’s Eve game, the Ambush won’t see action again until they visit the Tacoma Stars on January 7.

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.