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Meet the Menace USASA team

Sean Hoek (17) is one of four members of the 2013 Menace who are on the roster for the organization's USASA entry.
 
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa  – Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 –  The Des Moines Menace’s quest for a fifth-straight appearance in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup begins in 10 days. On Saturday, Nov. 16 at 2 p.m., the Menace opens cup play against the Kansas City Athletics at Valley Stadium.
 
Who will be suiting up for the Menace? It’s time to unveil the roster for the team Des Moines head coach Mike Jeffries will put on the field with the mission of clinching one of the region’s two spots in next year’s U.S. Open Cup.
 
Here is the Menace’s roster for the 2013 National Cups, Region II competition, sanctioned by the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA):
 

Name
Position
Club
College
Tomas Boltnar
F
Des Moines Menace (2002-08)
Cal U. of Penn.
Ben Brackett
D
Des Moines Menace (2003-04)
Brown (R.I.)
Tommy Catania
D
Quad City Eagles
AIB
Rodrigo Espriu
F
Des Moines Menace (2010)
AIB
Luke Frieberg
M
Des Moines Menace (2005-07)
Drake
Chris Harmon
M
Des Moines Menace (2013)
Old Dominion (Va.)
Sean Hoek
M/F
Des Moines Menace (2013)
UNC-Pembroke
Simon Jakob
M/D
VFR Elgersweier (Germany)
AIB
Joe Klosterman
D
Des Moines Menace (2006-08)
Alabama-Birmingham
Tanner Krause
D
Des Moines Menace (2006-08)
Loyola (Ill.)
Darren Marcello
GK
Ashbourne (Ireland)
AIB
Ross Moffat
M
Des Moines Menace (2005-09)
Grand View
Bruno Moraes
M
Indian Hills Community College
AIB
Armin Mujdzic
F
Des Moines Menace (2002-07; 2009-10)
Grand View
Adis Mujic
M
Menace Academy 
AIB
Mike Noonan
M
Des Moines Menace (2008)
Drake
Jack Pearson
D
Des Moines Menace (2009-10; 2012)
Dayton
Nicky Poulter
D/M
Des Moines Menace (2013)
AIB
Chris Scott
M
Dalry Thistle FC (Scotland)
Grand View
Tucker Sindlinger
M
Des Moines Menace (2006-09)
Creighton
Hasib Stitkovac
F
Des Moines Menace Academy
AIB
Ben Taylor
M
Des Moines Menace (2009; 2011)
Drury (Mo.)
Michael Thaden
D/M
Des Moines Menace (2008-10; 2013)
Drake
Arnoldo Valadez
GK
Des Moines Menace Academy
None

 
Notes about this team:
-       The group includes 18 former Menace players (Premier Development League team and Menace Academy) and seven current college players.
-       Each of the Menace’s last 12 PDL teams has at least one representative.
-       Menace great Tomas Boltnar is part of the mix, though he will be back home in the Czech Republic for the second half of November, excluding him from the first two rounds of the three-round tournament.
-       Four members of Des Moines’ 2005 PDL championship team are on the roster: Boltnar, Luke Frieberg, Ross Moffat and Armin Mujdzic.
-       Each Menace team from 2006-08 is represented by seven players in this group.
-       Fans will see a quartet from the 2013 Menace: Chris Harmon, Sean Hoek, Nicky Poulter and Michael Thaden.
 
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ABOUT THE MENACE: The Des Moines Menace provides the highest level of soccer in Iowa. Entering its 21st season, the Menace men’s side competes in the 65-team United Soccer Leagues Premier Development League (PDL). The Menace’s women’s team played in the 2013 Women’s Premier Soccer League playoffs, after debuting as the Women’s League Soccer 2012 champions. The Menace teams play their 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, Junior Menace and tournaments.
 
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