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Exhibition cancelled due to weather


WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Saturday, June 30, 2018 – Tyler Limmer, Marcel Berry and the Des Moines Menace did their part in tonight’s exhibition match against Union Dubuque FC.

Unfortunately, Mother Nature had other plans. A thunderstorm has forced the Menace to cancel tonight’s match at Valley Stadium.

With lightning rolling in, the teams cleared the field in the 41st minute. After about 30 minutes of unrelenting rain accompanied by steady flashes of lightning, and with no end in sight, the game was cancelled.

The Menace was up 2-0 against its foe from the United Premier Soccer League. Berry assisted Limmer’s goals in the ninth and 11th minutes.


UP NEXT:  It’s on to the last two weekends of the season. Des Moines will be at home the next two Fridays and Saturdays, with hopes of hosting the Premier Development League Playoffs on July 20-21.

In a showdown between the Heartland Division’s top two teams, the Menace (10-0-1) hosts Chicago FC United (6-3-1) this coming weekend. A Fireworks Friday (July 6) gets things started.


Match: Union Dubuque FC at Des Moines Menace

Date: Saturday, June 30, 2018
Competition: Exhibition
Venue: Valley Stadium (artificial turf) in West Des Moines, Iowa
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m CDT
Weather: 80s, rainy – thunderstorms

Scoreline                    1    2     F
MENACE                      2   X   X
DUB                             0   X    X
Scoring Summary     
MENACE – Tyler Limmer (Marcel Berry) 9
MENACE – Limmer (Berry) 11



ABOUT THE MENACE: The Des Moines Menace provides the highest level of soccer in Iowa. In its 25th season, the Menace men’s team competes in the Premier Development League (PDL). In its seventh season, the Menace women’s team is part of the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL). With loyal support, the Menace men’s and women’s teams play their home games at the Valley Stadium in West Des Moines to provide family-fun entertainment. The Menace organization promotes the growth of soccer through these youth programs: Junior Menace (ages 3-9), Menace Academy (ages six and older), and tournaments, camps and clinics.


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