by Jim Fossell/Ambush

St. Charles, Missouri – The St. Louis Ambush have signed forward Robert Kristo to a three year deal, the team announced today. Per league and team policies, no further details of the agreement were disclosed. 

Kristo was born in Croatia grew up in St. Louis, where he calls home. He began playing soccer at the age of five. Kristo played club soccer locally for Scott Gallagher and prep soccer at Parkway North High School where he earned team MVP, All-Conference and All-State honors.  

Kristo played collegiate soccer at St. Louis University. Among the accolades during his collegiate career were Rookie of the Year, three-time All American and A-10 Offensive Player of the Year. He also was a semifinalist for the Hermann Trophy three times and finished in the top ten in SLU history in points. 

Prior to joining the Ambush, Kristo played for Spezia Calcio, Spezia Italy- 2015-2016 serie B, VFL Osnabruck, Osnabruck Germany, 2016-2018, and North Carolina FC in USL League One.  

Ambush co-owner and General Manager Jeff Locker said the 6’5”, 220-pound Kristo would be an imposing addition to the Ambush offense. “Robert’s size, combined with the talent he has demonstrated in every stage of his career lead us to believe he will be an important part of our team’s future.” 

Kristo said, “I’m excited to be able to come home and represent the city of Saint Louis through soccer and excited to join a great organization! Can’t wait to get in the field and get to work!” 

Ahead of their 2021-22 MASL season, the Ambush will participate in the Central Cup preseason tournament, with home games on November 12 and 13, 2021. The 2021-22 regular season kicks off at home on Black Friday, November 26, 2021, when the cross-state rival Kansas City Comets invade the Family Arena for a 5:05 p.m. CT match. Fans can stay current on all Ambush news by visiting the team’s official website, and on social media outlets.