Tavernese, Renaud To Play in MASL International Challenge

St. Charles, MO (May 23, 2017) – Two more players have been named to participate in the Major Arena Soccer League’s 2017 International Challenge. Syracuse Silver Knights forward Joey Tavernese has been added to the USA squad, while Milwaukee Wave forward Robert Renaud joins the World team.

The International Challenge match is slated for Friday, June 16 at 7:35 p.m. CT at the Family Arena and will feature players and All-Stars from across the league in a “USA versus The World” format.

Tavernese hails from Queens, New York. He is a five year arena soccer veteran, having played for the Rochester Lancers, Ontario Fury and Syracuse Silver Knights. He finished the 2016-17 season with 26 goals and eight assists, placing him in the MASL top ten in goals scored.

Renaud is a native of Laval, Quebec, Canada. The 2016-17 season was a successful rookie campaign, as he landed a spot on the MASL All-Rookie Team. He posted 17 goals and 11 assists for the Wave. Renaud has played for Albiceleste Futbol Club, Canadian National Futbol Team, and Quebec Provincial Futbol Team.

More players will be announced this week. Each MASL team was invited to nominate their players for the International Challenge match and the International Challenge committee will select the rosters.

Leading up to this year’s International Challenge, the Ambush and Family Arena 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 stlambush.com 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, Metrotix.com 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 StlAmbush.com and the Major Arena Soccer League’s website at MASLsoccer.com.