St. Louis Ambush (2013–)

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St. Louis Ambush 2013 logo.png
Founded 2013
Stadium Family Arena
Capacity 9,643
Owner Will and Shelly Clark, Tony Glavin, and Dr. Elizabeth Perez
League Major Arena Soccer League
2016–17 5th, Central Division
Playoffs: DNQ
Website Club website

The St. Louis Ambush is a professional indoor soccer team based in St. Charles, Missouri. They are the second team to use this name. This version of the Ambush play in the Major Arena Soccer League[1] while the original St. Louis Ambush played in the National Professional Soccer League.[2][3]

The current ownership group of the Ambush is Shelly and Will Clark, Tony Glavin and Dr. Elizabeth Perez.[4]

History[edit]

Current Ambush Owners, 2016.

The Ambush originally joined the Major Indoor Soccer League in 2013. In their only season as members of the MISL the Ambush posted only four wins while losing sixteen games.

After the 2013–2014 season, the team announced that it was leaving the MISL along with five other teams and join the Major Arena Soccer League.[5]

At a May 3, 2016 press conference in Lakeland, Florida it was announced the Ambush were moving to the newly established IPL with the Baltimore Blast and expansion franchise Florida Tropics SC.[6] However, on August 29, 2016, it was announced that all IPL teams would be joining (or re-joining) the MASL.[7]

The MASL had a 'free agent' period for the first two weeks of May 2017, where any players who were free agents were free to negotiate with any team in the league. The Saint Louis Ambush failed to sign any players during the 'free agent' period, though few players changed teams in the league during this period in May.

On December 14, 2015, Tony Glavin took over as the head coach of the Saint Louis Ambush. However, on July 18, 2017, Glavin was removed from the head coach position, though he remains a part-owner of the team. A committee was formed to search for a new coach, with the position expected to be filled by the end of August 2017 prior to team tryouts.[8] On August 28, 2017, the St. Louis Ambush named Hewerton Moreira as their head coach.[9]

In the 2017–18 season, the first under Hewerton's leadership, the on field woes continued for the Ambush as they finished the season with a record of 3–19. Nonetheless, Hewerton's contract was extended on April 16, 2018 through the 2019–2020 season.[10] In the first week of the 2018 off-season the franchise announced that it was bringing back the Ambush Brigade dance team in an "effort to improve game-day entertainment".

Year-by-year[edit]

Year League Reg. Season Playoffs Attendance
2013–14 MISL 6th, 4–16 DNQ 5,636
2014–15 MASL 5th, Central, 8–12 DNQ 6,110
2015–16 MASL 4th, Central, 5–15 DNQ 5,301
2016–17 MASL 5th, Central, 1–19 DNQ 2,574
2017–18 MASL 4th, Central, 3–19 DNQ 2,605
Total 21–81
Win % = .259
N/A
Win % = N/A
4,905

Players[edit]

Active players[edit]

As of November 7, 2017.[11]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
United States DF Alex Tozer
1 United States GK Casey Clark
2 United States MF Cody Costakis
3 United States DF Robert Acosta
4 United States MF Corey Adamson
5 United States FW Kory Dowell
6 United States DF Chris Mattingly
9 Trinidad and Tobago FW Stefan St. Louis
10 Brazil MF Lucas Almeida
12 Brazil GK Paulo Nascimento
No. Position Player
18 Honduras MF Carlos Contreras
19 United States DF Greg Kranz
25 United States DF Dylan Hundelt
26 Ghana FW Daniel Berko
33 Brazil DF Joao Pepe
42 United States FW Cody Blentlinger
77 England MF Ross MacGregor
79 Brazil FW Hewerton Moreira
88 Mexico FW Nestor Hernandez
92 Liberia FW Jerjer Q. Gibson

Inactive players[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
United States DF Alex Tozer
United States Diego Bobadilla
8 Republic of Ireland FW Vadim Cojocov
14 England DF Jake Cawsey
No. Position Player
20 England FW JT Thomas
31 Montenegro GK Nikola Marojevic
77 England MF Ross MacGregor

Head coaches[edit]

A man in a blazer
Former Ambush head coach Daryl Doran.

Arenas[edit]

Note: During the 2013–14 season, the Ambush used both the lower bowl and upper deck of the Family Arena. Since 2014, the Ambush have only used the lower bowl for seating fans. The lower bowl of the Family Arena has a capacity of about 5,000 fans.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://maslsoccer.com/
  2. ^ "Indoor soccer to return to Family Arena in St. Charles". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. June 12, 2013. Retrieved June 14, 2013.
  3. ^ "St. Louis Ambush join MISL". http://boxscorenews.com/. Retrieved June 14, 2013. External link in |publisher= (help)
  4. ^ "St. Louis Ambush Announce Ownership Shuffle". Official Website of the St. Louis Ambush Professional Indoor Soccer Team. Retrieved 2016-10-08.
  5. ^ http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2014-04-14/sports/bal-baltimore-blast-joining-with-other-teams-to-form-new-indoor-soccer-league-20140414_1_new-league-misl-baltimore-blast
  6. ^ https://www.facebook.com/FLTropics/videos/1783778395175144
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-09-02. Retrieved 2016-08-29.
  8. ^ http://www.stlambush.com/news/ambush-announce-personnel-changes
  9. ^ http://www.stlambush.com/news/hewerton-named-new-head-coach
  10. ^ https://www.ksdk.com/article/sports/ambush-head-coach-hewerton-moreira-to-play-one-more-season/63-557846738
  11. ^ [1]
  12. ^ "Coaching Staff". St. Louis Ambush. Retrieved June 15, 2013.
  13. ^ "Coaching Staff". St. Louis Ambush. Retrieved December 14, 2013.

http://www.stlambush.com/stats#/player/133881/bio Nick Kolarac

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