Megson, France to Compete in MASL International Challenge

by Jim Fossell

St. Charles, MO (June 5, 2017) – Two more players have been announced to take part in the Major Arena Soccer League’s International Challenge game on Friday, June 16 at 7:35 p.m. CT at the Family Arena in St. Charles, Missouri.  Tacoma Stars forward Alex Megson and St. Louis Ambush forward Victor France will be among the stars participating in the special exhibition contest, which will feature a “US versus The World” format. Megson will play for the US squad and France will join the World team.

Megson, a native of Tacoma, Washington, is an eight-year professional indoor soccer veteran. He joined the Stars last season, following stints with the Cedar Rapids Rampage, Dallas Sidekicks, Rochester Lancers, Missouri Comets, Chicago Soul FC, Syracuse Silver Knights, Chicago Riot and Milwaukee Wave. Alex appeared in 19 games for Tacoma last season, posting 12 goals, 16 assists and two blocks. His father Neil Megson played for the Stars from 1983 to 1992 in the original Major Indoor Soccer League. 

Victor France hails from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The 2016-17 season was his second with the Ambush. He appeared in 14 games with the team after struggling with an injury early in the season. Once back on the pitch and fully recovered, Victor became a key contributor to the team’s offense, tallying ten goals in his last six games. 

More players will be announced this week. Each MASL team was invited to nominate their players for the International Challenge match and the International Challenge committee has selected the rosters for the game.

Leading up to this year’s International Challenge, the Ambush will host the 2017 MASL Player Combine on Friday, June 16 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. CT at the Family Arena. The Combine will give potential players from all over the chance to work out in front of coaches and team representatives from across the league, and have the chance to earn an invite to a preseason MASL camp. Four players from the combine will also be selected to participate in the International Challenge game that night. For more information and registration for the combine, visit or call the Ambush office at 636.477.6363.

Tickets for the MASL International Challenge are now on sale. Prices start at $12, with group prices starting at $10. To purchase visit the Family Arena box office, or call the St. Louis Ambush at 636.477.6363.

For up-to-date information about the International Challenge and the players participating, visit the St. Louis Ambush website at and the Major Arena Soccer League’s website at