St. Louis Ambush (2013–)

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]

StadiumFamily Arena
OwnerWill and Shelly Clark, Tony Glavin, and Dr. Elizabeth Perez
LeagueMajor Arena Soccer League
2018–193rd, South Central Division
Playoffs: DNQ
WebsiteClub website

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


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 [11] as an "effort to improve game-day entertainment."


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 % = .206
Win % = N/A


Active players

As of March 15, 2019.[12]

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

No. Position Player
2 MF Howard Miller
3 DF Robert Acosta
4 MF Corey Adamson
5 DF Mike Scharf
6 DF Chris Mattingly
8 FW Vadim Cojocov
9 FW Stefan St. Louis
10 MF Lucas Almeida
12 FW Clayton Matheus
13 DF Axel Duarte
15 DF Douglas dos Santos
No. Position Player
17 GK Paulo Nascimento
18 FW Jowayne Laidley
20 FW JT Thomas
21 FW Justin Stinson
22 FW Zach Reget
33 DF Joao Pepe
40 MF Mario Marcos
66 FW Edin Campara
70 DF Magui Souza
79 FW Hewerton Moreira
95 DF Felipe Silva

Inactive players

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

No. Position Player
DF Alex Tozer
FW Diego Bobadilla
DF Jake Cawsey
1 GK Casey Clark
11 FW Jerjer Gibson
No. Position Player
14 DF Eduardo Maia
19 DF Greg Kranz
25 MF Nic Powers
77 MF Ross MacGregor

Head coaches


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 Nick Kolarac

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