by Jim Fossell

St. Charles, MO (October 15, 2019) – The St. Louis Ambush have traded forward Zach Reget to the Florida Tropics for forward Andre Braithwaite, the teams announced today. Per league and team policies, no further details were disclosed.

Braithwaite comes to the Ambush with four seasons of professional indoor soccer experience. Andre has played two seasons with the Missouri Comets (2013-15) and Kansas City Comets (2017-18), before splitting the 2018-19 season between the Florida Tropics and Utica City FC.

The 28-year-old native of Kingston, Jamaica has played forward and defender in his 62 game professional indoor soccer career. Braithwaite has appeared in 62 games, compiling 39 goals, 15 assists and 13 blocked shots.

Reget joined the Ambush for the 2017-18 season, which he spent on the reserve roster. He advanced to the major league squad for 2018-19, posting 22 goals and 10 assists on his way to capturing the MASL Rookie of the Year honor.

Ambush Head Coach Hewerton said, “Andre Braithwaite will be adding a lot of experience to our squad on and off the field. His ability of scoring and defending will be key for a strong balance that the team will need to succeed this season. Zach has been with me for the past three years and with the Ambush for the last two years. I believe that a change will help him to grow professionally and personally. We wish him nothing but the best of luck.”

Ambush majority owner and CEO Shelly Clark said, “This club has been working diligently since last winter to identify and secure players who are dedicated not only to the sport, but to the team and city that we operate in. Our fans and the existing signed players of the Ambush deserve to have players who are 100% committed to this organization. Andre calls Missouri home, he understands what it means to be from the midwest, and he's ready, willing and able to embrace our community.”

The Ambush kick off their 2019-20 season when they welcome the defending MASL Champion Milwaukee Wave to the Family Arena on Black Friday, November 29, 2019 at 7:05 p.m. CT. Ahead of the season, the Ambush will treat fans to their annual free Fanfest, including an exhibition game against the Dallas Sidekicks, on Saturday, November 16, 2019. Fanfest activities commence at 4:30 p.m. CT with the exhibition game slated for 7:05 p.m. CT.

Single game tickets for the 2019-20 are now on sale and can be purchased at the Family Arena box office or at Groups of 10 or more can purchase their discounted tickets now and season tickets are also on sale. For group or season ticket sales, call the Ambush office at 636-477-6363. The office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.