Lucas Rodriguez, Uzi Tayou Named to MASL International Challenge Rosters

by Jeff Husted

St. Charles, MO (June 6, 2017) – Kansas City Comets midfielder Lucas Rodriguez and Soles De Sonora defender Uzi Tayou are the latest two players to be announced as participants in the 2017 Major Arena Soccer League International Challenge game. The special exhibition match, which will be in a “US versus the World” format, is slated for Friday, June 16 at 7:35 p.m. CT at the Family Arena in St. Charles, Missouri. Both players will participate on the US roster in the game.

Rodriguez hails from Buenos Aries, Argentina, moving to Lenexa, Kansas at age 11. His six professional indoor seasons have all been spent with the Comets. He earned the Major Indoor Soccer League’s Rookie of the Year honor and has been a mainstay in the Comets’ lineup each season since. He posted 14 goals, five assists and 11 blocks last season.

Uzi Tayou has four seasons of professional indoor soccer experience under his belt. He has played for the Las Vegas Legends and Baltimore Blast before joining Sonora last season. Uzi appeared in 18 games during the 2016-17 campaign, contributing four goals, three assists and his 33 blocks, ranked him fifth in the MASL in that category.

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