by Jim Fossell

St. Charles, Missouri (August 10, 2021) – The St. Louis Ambush have signed veteran player Vadim Cojocov to a five-year extension, pending P-1 visa approval, the team announced today. Per league and team policies, no further details of the deal were disclosed.

Cojocov is a veteran of five seasons in the Major Arena Soccer League. All five were with the Ambush. Vadim has appeared in a career total of 51 games, posting 18 goals and six assists. The 2021 season was his personal best as he scored nine goals, including two game-winning tallies, and added four assists in 12 games played.

Cojocov was born in the Republic of Moldova and moved to Ireland when he was 11. He relocated to the United States at the age of 17 on a full scholarship to East Central College in Union, Missouri. As a member of the Falcons, he scored 42 goals in two years. Vadim moved to Columbia College, scoring 20 goals in two years playing for the Cougars while going to Elite Eight his senior year. Cojocov also earned All Conference and All American honors his sophomore year.

Vadim also played six seasons (2013-2018) for the St. Louis Lions (PDL) and was named to the Top 20 Prospects for 2016.

Ambush General Manager Jeff Locker said, “Vadim is a steady, veteran presence on the field and we’re looking forward to him building on his productive 2021 season.” Ambush Head Coach Greg Muhr said that Cojocov, “is an experienced player who knows the league and the opponents we will be facing and will contribute to our success in the seasons ahead.”

Cojocov said, “We have a great organization and great fans behind us. I couldn’t be happier to remain a member of the Ambush and look forward to getting back to work next season.”

The Ambush will kick off their 2021-22 season in late November. Fans can stay current on all Ambush news by visiting the team’s official website, and on social media outlets.