SINCLAIR, GABELJIC GET HONORABLE MENTION IN WEEKLY AWARDS
St. Charles, MO
St. Louis Ambush forwards Adnan Gabeljic and Odaine Sinclair received “honorable mention” from the MASL in the league’s Team of the Week awards for week 15 of the 2014-15 season.
The Ambush played two road games in week 15, dropping a 25-16 contest to the Harrisburg Heat on Friday, January 30 and earning a 6-5 victory over the Detroit Waza Flo the next night. Gabeljic tallied three goals in the two contests, including the game winner in the January 31 duel. Sinclair contributed three goals and a block in the two games.
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.
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 insidestl.com 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, 105.7 The Point radio personality
Moon, 105.7 The Point radio personality
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, stlouisambush.com and the team’s Facebook page, facebook.com/stlouisambush. 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 metrotix.com.