Franck Tayou, Brian Farber to Play in MASL International Challenge

by Jeff Husted

St. Charles, MO (June 7, 2017) – Soles De Sonora forward Franck Tayou and San Diego Sockers midfielder Brian Farber have been announced as the latest two players to participate in the Major Arena Soccer League’s International Challenge game Friday, June 16 at 7:35 p.m. CT at the Family Arena in St. Charles, Missouri. The special exhibition contest will feature players from across the MASL in a “US versus the World” format. Both players will participate on the US roster in the game.

Tayou is a five season professional indoor soccer veteran who was the top goal scorer in the MASL the past two seasons. He is also the league’s reigning MVP. The 2016-17 season was the best of his career thus far, leading the league in points (72), goals (57), average points per game (3.60) and game-winning goals (8). In addition to Sonora, Tayou has played for the Las Vegas Legends, Tulsa Revolution and Oxford City of Texas.

Farber hails from Sandpoint, Idaho and brings nine seasons of professional indoor soccer experience to the pitch. He has played six seasons with the Sockers and prior to that, three seasons with the California Cougars. Farber appeared in 13 games for the Sockers during the 2016-17 season, posting six goals, three assists and four blocks.

More players will be announced tomorrow. Each MASL team was invited to nominate their players for the International Challenge match and the International Challenge committee has selected the rosters.

Leading up to this year’s International Challenge, the Ambush will host the 2017 MASL Player Combine on Friday, June 16 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Combine will give potential players from all over the chance to work out in front of coaches and team representatives from across the league, and have the chance to earn an invite to a preseason MASL camp. Four players from the combine will also be selected to participate in the International Challenge game that night. For more information and registration for the combine, visit or call the Ambush office at 636.477.6363.

Tickets for the MASL International Challenge are now on sale. Prices start at $12, with group prices starting at $10. To purchase visit the Family Arena box office, or call the St. Louis Ambush at 636.477.6363.

For up-to-date information about the International Challenge and the players participating, visit the St. Louis Ambush website at and the Major Arena Soccer League’s website at