by Jim Fossell

St. Charles, Missouri (June 29, 2023) – The St. Louis Ambush signed free agent Ali Sodal, the team announced today. Per league and team policies, no further details of the deal have been disclosed.

Sodal, a midfielder, comes to the Ambush with two seasons of experience in the Major Arena Soccer League. Both seasons were with the Kansas City Comets. He appeared in 31 games, scoring six goals and three assists. Prior to his MASL career, Sodal spent time with the Omaha Kings (M2 and M3).

Sodal was born in Mogadishu, Somalia. He previously played with the Des Moines Menace (PDL), where he played on the Heartland Division Championship squad, St. Louis Lions (PDL), Joplin Demize (NPSL) and Kalamazoo FC (NPSL). Sodal played collegiate soccer at Midland University in Fremont, Nebraska where he collected numerous awards and honors. He played youth soccer before kicking off his prep career at Westside High School in Omaha, Nebraska, where he earned All-State First Team honors twice and Player of the Year twice.

Upon signing with the Ambush, Sodal said, “I am excited to be joining this amazing organization and I am ready to work and help the team succeed. Can’t wait to play in front of Ambush fans. See you this fall.”

Ambush co-owner, General Manager and Head Coach Jeff Locker said, “Ali Sodal has a pattern of success from high school through the pro ranks. We feel he will be a valuable addition to the Ambush.”

The Ambush will kick off their eleventh season this fall. Season tickets for the 2023-24 campaign are now on sale. Call the Ambush office at 636-477-6363 for more information. Fans can stay current on all Ambush news by visiting the team’s official website, and on social media outlets.