Sandoval, MacGregor Named to MASL International Challenge

by Jeff Husted

St. Charles, MO (June 1, 2017) – The Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) and St. Louis Ambush continue to prepare for the International Challenge, with the announcement today of two more players being added to the USA and World rosters. Cedar Rapids Rampage defender Joshio “Yoshi” Sandoval will join the US team, while Ambush midfielder Ross MacGregor will play for the World side. The International Challenge game will feature stars from the MASL in a US versus the World format and is slated for Friday, June 16, 2017 at 7:35 p.m. CT at the Family Arena in St. Charles, Missouri.

The 2016-17 season was Sandoval’s fourth as a pro. The Hammond, Indiana native played three seasons with the Chicago Mustangs before joining the Rampage for the 2016-17 season. He posted four goals, seven assists and 25 blocks last season, placing him in the top dozen players in the league in the blocks category.

MacGregor hails from Brayton, England in the United Kingdom and has spent the last three seasons with the Ambush following one season with the Illinois Piasa. Last season for the Ambush, Ross tallied two goals, five assists and five blocks in 15 games played.

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. CT.  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 All-Star 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