The St. Louis Ambush will trade the St. Louis winter (predicted high of 26 degrees on gameday) for a trip to Lakeland Florida (predicted high of 77 degrees on gameday) as they face the Florida Tropics this Friday, January 12 at 6:35 p.m. CT.
Perhaps the change in climate will help the 1-11 Ambush heat up and post a victory against the 6-5 Tropics, who are 3-3 at home at the RP Funding Center. This is the second and final meeting between these two teams this season. The Tropics won the first duel 8-5 on New Year’s Eve at the Family Arena in St. Charles.
There will be a familiarity factor in play for Friday’s match as players on both sides have played for the other side:
- Ambush defender Raphael Nascimento appeared in 17 games with the Tropics last season and one game this season before being dealt to St. Louis on January 5.
- Tropics forward Freddy Moojen appeared in 12 games with the Ambush during the 2015-16 season.
- Tropics midfielder Anthony Arico appeared in 3 games with the Ambush during the 2014-15 season and 14 games during the 2015-16 season.
- Tropics goalkeeper Piotr Sliwa appeared in 11 games with the Ambush during the 2015-16 season.
Friday’s game will be webcast live at masl.tv.
Following Friday’s battle in Florida, the Ambush return home to the Family Arena on Friday, January 19 at 7:35 p.m. CT, when the Syracuse Silver Knights come to town.