by Jim Fossell

St. Charles, MO (October 31, 2019) – The St. Louis Ambush have obtained veteran player Tony Walls via trade, the team announced today. Walls comes to the Ambush from the Ontario Fury in exchange for future considerations. Per league and team policies, no further details were disclosed.

The 2019-2020 season will be Walls’ seventh in professional indoor soccer. In addition to last season with Ontario, Tony has played with the Milwaukee Wave (2013-16) and Cedar Rapids Rampage (2016-18).  Walls also had stints with outdoor teams the Michigan Bucks (2011), Chicago Fire (2012), Rochester Rhinos (2014-16) and the Chattanooga Red Wolves (2019). Local fans will remember Walls from his stint with St. Louis FC (2017-18).

Prior to turning pro, Walls played four years of collegiate soccer at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Ambush Head Coach Hewerton said of his newest player, “Tony is a very experienced player and a true leader. St. Louis fans are familiar with him and how he dedicates himself to the team he is representing. I’ve thought Tony would be a good addition to our squad for the past couple seasons and I’m pleased we were able to put together a deal to bring him to St. Louis for the coming season.”

Walls has played forward, midfield and defender during his career, and Hewerton plans to utilize Tony as a forward saying, “I’m very positive that he’ll score a lot of goals for us, however, it’s great to have that caliber of player that can contribute in any position you need.” 

Walls said he is looking forward to beginning the next phase of his soccer journey in St. Louis. “I am very excited to be a new member of the Ambush organization. One rich in history and a very loyal fan base throughout the years, and very professionally ran. I’m familiar with the city, Hewerton and his coaching style and the winning culture he creates, so it was a no brainer for me. I’m excited to get to work, and win games.”

The Ambush kick off their 2019-20 season when they welcome the defending MASL Champion Milwaukee Wave to the Family Arena on Black Friday, November 29, 2019 at 7:05 p.m. CT. Ahead of the season, the Ambush will treat fans to their annual free Fanfest, including an exhibition game against the Dallas Sidekicks, on Saturday, November 16, 2019. Fanfest activities commence at 4:30 p.m. CT with the exhibition game slated for 7:05 p.m. CT.

Single game tickets for the 2019-20 campaign are now on sale and can be purchased at the Family Arena box office or at Groups of 10 or more can purchase their discounted tickets now and season tickets are also on sale. For group or season ticket sales, call the Ambush office at 636-477-6363. The office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.