The St. Louis Ambush and Kansas City Comets will kick off 2022-23 MASL season when they face each other in a home-and-home series in November.
The 2022-23 MASL opening night is slated for Black Friday, November 25, 2022 at 5:05 p.m. CT at The Family Arena when the Ambush host the Comets. The game will kick off just after the conclusion of the highly anticipated FIFA World Cup match between the U.S. Men’s National team and England.
The next night, November 26, the Comets host the Ambush at 6:00 p.m. CT at the Cable-Dahmer Arena in Independence.
The annual I-70 Series has spawned a healthy rivalry over the years, with fans of both teams regularly making the journey 215 miles cross state to support their teams. The Ambush and Comets squared off six times during the 2021-22 regular season, with each team winning three games and both teams earning a postseason berth. The Ambush and Comets are also rivals in the MASL’s Central Division, which saw all four teams make it to the playoffs last season and promises to be competitive again in 2022-23.
Ambush CEO and co-owner Shelly Clark said, “The I-70 rivalry is something we look forward to every season. The intensity of gameplay and the fan fervor make it fun for everyone.” Comets Managing Partner Brian Budzinski agreed saying, “These are two storied cities in the history of indoor soccer. Great fans and a lot of great teams, players and coaches on both sides. We can’t wait to kick things off for another season.”
The Ambush play their home games at The Family Arena in St. Charles, Mo.. The 2022-23 season is their tenth, making them the longest continuously operating professional indoor soccer team in St. Louis history.
The Comets play their home games at Cable-Dahmer Arena in Independence.