by Jim Fossell

St. Charles, MO (September 18, 2019) – The St. Louis Ambush have signed defender Diego Bobadilla for the 2019-20 season, CEO Shelly Clark announced today. Per league and team policies, no additional terms of the agreement were disclosed.

Although previously signed by the Ambush for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons, Bobadilla never joined the club, but says he is eager to do so for the upcoming campaign. “I can’t wait to play this season,” He said. “Personal circumstances with my job and family wouldn’t allow me to be here the past two seasons, but the team was patient with me and has given me another opportunity. I’ve learned and grown these past few years and I’m thankful to the Ambush for giving me another shot.”

Bobadilla has one season of professional indoor soccer experience, having appeared in 12 games with the Cedar Rapids Rampage during the 2015-16 season, logging five goals, one assist and blocking three shots. He has also played for the US Men’s National Futsal team, has been a coach in the Milwaukee area for four years, and has played with the Croatian Eagles SC, United Players Soccer Academy, WSG Futsal Club and Strike FC.

Ambush Head Coach Hewerton said he is happy to have his newest player join the team. “Diego has been playing Futsal in the US and Argentina and I believe that he will arrive in St Louis more experienced and with greater technical ability,” Hewerton said.

Bobadilla hails from Holland, Michigan. He played high school soccer at Holland High School in Holland, Michigan and collegiate soccer at Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

The Ambush will kick off their seventh season in November, with their Home Opener slated for Black Friday, November 29, 2019 at 7:05 p.m. CT at the Family Arena. 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.

Season tickets for the 2019-20 season are on sale now and start at $168 which includes a ticket to all 12 home games plus a parking pass to each game. Single game tickets will go on sale through Ticketmaster by the end of October. Groups of 10 or more can purchase their discounted tickets now by calling the Ambush office at 636-477-6363. The office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.