UCFC MEETS ST. LOUIS SATURDAY
QUICK LOOK: Utica City FC (2-10) travels to play the St. Louis Ambush (5-8) for the first time this season. Utica City is coming off of a loss at Baltimore last Saturday. St. Louis hosts their second consecutive home game after an overtime loss to the Milwaukee Wave last Saturday.B
LAST TIME OUT: Solid goaltending, a stifling defense, missed powerplay opportunities, and plenty of bars was the storyline as Utica FC fell to the Baltimore Blast 7-2. Lucas Roque was the top performer, sparking the Blast with his 3-point (2 goals, 1 assist) performance. Andrew Coughlin had a solid performance in goal for Utica FC with 11 saves to give Utica a fighting chance. Christian Segura and Quenton Swift were the goal scorers for Utica City.
ST. LOUIS SHAKE UP: The St. Louis Ambush Tuesday completed a three-player trade with the Baltimore Blast, the team announced today. The Ambush have acquired defender Jeff Michaud and midfielder Armando Tello in exchange for forward Howard Miller, Jr. and other considerations. Per league and team policies, no further details of the deal were disclosed. The current season is Jeff Michaud’s second in the Major Arena Soccer League. Prior to joining the Blast, he appeared in 16 games for the Orlando SeaWolves during the 2019-20 season. He has appeared in eight games with the Blast this season. In 24 career MASL games, he has posted 14 goals, nine assists and has blocked 25 opponent shots. Tello is a veteran of four professional indoor soccer seasons. Prior to this season, he has played with the Seattle Impact/Tacoma Stars (2014-15), Detroit Waza Flo (2014-15), Saltillo Rancho Seco (2015-16), Cedar Rapids Rampage (2015-16), Florida Tropics (2016-17), and Orlando SeaWolves (2019-20). In 32 career games, he has compiled a career record of 12 goals, six assists and 12 blocked opponent shots.
FINALLY COMING HOME: After four consecutive road games, Utica City FC returns to the Adirondack Bank Center on Wednesday, February 23rd. It will be their first game home in a month, last battling Ontario on January 23rd in a 4-3 loss. This will be the first ever Wednesday home game for Utica City. Tickets are still available at uticacityfc.com/tickets.