The Missouri Comets make their second appearance versus the expansion St. Louis Ambush in just under a week tonight. Last Saturday the Comets easily handled the Ambush with a 28-7 lesson for the new team. The Ambush have several experienced players and a great coach but the amount of inexperienced plpayers and the fact they played the night before was just too much against a team that went to the MISL finals last season. The Comets expect the next to not be so easy or one-sided.
"We had a great game there," Comets head coach Vlatko Andonovski explained. "St Louis had a not so much an off night but they had heavy legs from playing the night before and we took advantage of that and jumped on them early. We know it's not going to be the same game Friday. It will be very competitive and we will have to do what we do best, protect our goal and try and score goals."
The Ambush or led by veteran keeper Jeff Richey who can steal a game on his own and on offence forward Odein Sinclair leads his team in scoring with three goals and an assist.
The Ambush had signed experienced veteran Jamar Beasley (former Ambush, Comets and Wizards forward) in pre-season but reports are he did not show up for training camp. The Ambush signed another experienced player in Elvir Kafedzic, one of the many Bosnian descent players coming out of St Louis lately but he has not appeared yet due to injury. It is unclear if he will be ready for tonight's game.
The Comets are missing one of their stars as well. Former MISL MVP Geison missed the last game and should miss this match while on trial with Hougang United FC in Singapore.