by Jim Fossell

St. Charles, Missouri (July 3, 2020) – The St. Louis Ambush have acquired the rights to veteran defender Sam Guernsey from the Baltimore Blast, the team announced today. Per league and team policies, no further details of the transaction have been disclosed.

Guernsey, 27, is a veteran of seven professional indoor soccer seasons. He played two seasons with the Tulsa Revolution (PASL and MASL) from 2013-15, three seasons with the Cedar Rapids Rampage (MASL) from 2015-18 and two seasons with the Baltimore Blast (MASL) from 2018-20. Guernsey compiled 31 goals and 19 assists in 113 career regular season games. He also brings postseason experience to the Ambush, having appeared in two playoff games with Cedar Rapids during the 2017-18 season and four playoff games with Baltimore during the 2018-19 season. He has also played two seasons of outdoor soccer with the Cedar Rapids Rampage United (PLA).

A native of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Guernsey played collegiate soccer at Oklahoma Christian University. Prior to college, he was a four-year starter at Broken Arrow High School.

Ambush Head Coach Hewerton, who previously coached Guernsey in Cedar Rapids, called him a “great player, hard worker and a man of character.” Ambush General Manager Jeff Locker stated that Guernsey is “an important part of our long term plans.”

Guernsey expressed his pleasure at the prospect of joining the Ambush saying, “First, I want to thank Ambush ownership and coach Hewerton for their diligent efforts to bring me to St. Louis. Secondly, I'm incredibly excited to represent and play for a club that has been prominent throughout its many many years. Thirdly, and most importantly, I'm excited to get integrated with my teammates, the club, and foremost, the community. I'll see you soon, St. Louis!”

The Ambush will kick off their 2020-21 season this fall. Season tickets are now on sale and can be purchased by calling the Ambush office at 636-477-6363. For up-to-date information of Ambush news during the off-season, follow the team on their official website, and on social media.