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Menaces bounces Brass, 5-2

Deshorn Brown scored his fifth and sixth goals, helping the Menace race to a 4-0 lead against the Brass.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan.  – Wednesday, June 1, 2011 – Payback came in decisive fashion tonight for the Des Moines Menace.

One week after the Kansas City Brass rallied for a 2-1 win, the Menace (4-1-0) left little doubt when these Premier Development League teams reunited at Overland Park Soccer Complex. Des Moines cruised to a 5-2 triumph after racing to a 4-0 lead in the first half of a game whose start was delayed 70 minutes by lightning.

Deshorn Brown’s fifth and sixth goals paved the way for the Menace. The speedy Jamaican started the scoring in the 15th minute and gave the Menace a four-goal lead in the 32nd. Diego Marroquin and Bryan Perez also found the back of the net as part of the early rampage.

“A great performance overall. Back on track,” said Menace head coach Laurie Calloway. “We were just more effective finishing than we were last week. Just a better performance, making the most of the opportunities we created.”

The Brass (2-3-0) cut the lead in half before the break. Ricardo Yeverino, who is tied with Brown for the Heartland Division’s goals lead, scored in the 34th minute and assisted Ryan Miller in stoppage time. The Menace’s Uriah Polley added the final cushion in the 67th minute.

Earlier in the day, the Menace received news of the team’s June 14 home date in the first round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. The team will be hosting Chicago Fire PDL, thanks to a berth clinched by the Menace’s entry in the United States Adult Soccer Association.

Entering last week’s match with the Brass, the Menace organization had hopes of sending two teams to this year’s Open Cup. The Brass spoiled this possibility a week ago in Liberty, Mo, when Des Moines could have clinched the Heartland Division’s Open Cup berth with a win.

Des Moines leads the all-time series with Kansas City, 21-11-1. The Menace hosts the Brass at Valley Stadium on June 18 and July 23.

Calloway’s crew is at home on Saturday night, hosting Des Moines International at 7:30. The team is preparing for a trip to Canada next week, with back-to-back doubleheaders in Winnipeg (June 7-8) and Thunder Bay (June 10-11).

MR. B MAN of the MATCH goes to: Deshorn Brown, who already has two multiple-goal matches this season. Through his first five PDL matches, the NAIA all-American (who plays for the University of Mobile) has scored more goals than any Menace player has in either of the last two seasons.

UP NEXT: The Menace is back at Valley Stadium on Saturday, hosting Des Moines International on Youth Soccer Night, presented by Powerade and Vitamin Water. All youth-soccer players and coaches receive free admission when they wear their team jerseys or show their coaches’ passes.

Match: Des Moines Menace at Kansas City Brass
Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Competition: Premier Development League regular-season match
Venue: Overland Park Soccer Complex in Overland Park, Kan.
Kickoff: 8:40 p.m. CDT (7:30 scheduled start delayed by weather)
Weather: 70s with scattered storms and lightning


Scoring Summary:     1   2   F
MENACE                      4    1    5
KC                               2   0    2
MENACE – Deshorn Brown 15:00; Diego Marroquin (Finn Jor) 18:00; Bryan Perez (Lebogang Moloto) 25:00; Brown (Perez) 32:00; Uriah Polley (Jubril Lawal) 67:00
KC – Ricardo Yeverino (Ryan Hennessy) 34:00; Kyle Miller (Yeverino) 45:00


Stats Summary: MENACE / KC
Shots:  19 / 12
Saves: 7 / 3
Corner Kicks: 8 / 7
Fouls: 22 / 16
Offside: 0 / 0

Misconduct Summary: Menace Yellow Cards: Lebogang Moloto 60:00;  Jubril Lawal 79:00; KC Yellow Cards: Brian Harris 34:00

ABOUT THE MENACE: The Des Moines Menace competes in the 64-team United Soccer Leagues Premier Development League (PDL), the highest amateur level of soccer in North America. The Menace plays its home matches in a fun, family-friendly environment at Valley Stadium in West Des Moines. The organization promotes a healthy lifestyle through its popular youth programs, including the Menace Academy (select soccer for ages 9-19), camps, clinics and tournaments.
 
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