WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Tuesday, April 5, 2016 – Men’s and women’s soccer players aspiring to play the highest level of soccer in Iowa are invited to the Des Moines Menace’s open tryouts on Saturday, April 23 at Valley Stadium.
The men’s tryout will run from noon to 3 p.m., and the women’s tryout is scheduled from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Originally scheduled to start at 10 a.m., the men’s tryout has been shortened by a couple hours, due to a scheduling conflict at the stadium.
Registration is $30 for women and $80 for men; each trialist will receive two numbered t-shirts. Participants are asked to wear black shorts and black socks. Click here to learn more about the tryouts and to register today.
What players will turn heads at this year’s tryouts and earn time with the Menace?
Last year, Mark Heath Preston impressed head coach Mike Matkovich at the open tryouts and snagged a spot with the Premier Development League team. Heath Preston’s five goals helped the Menace successfully defend its Heartland Division championship.
2016 marks the 23rd season for the men’s team and the fifth season for the women’s side. The men’s season opener is set for Saturday, May 21 against Chicago Fire U23 at Valley Stadium; the women will open their Women’s Premier Soccer League season on May 27 at in-state rival Quad City.
ABOUT THE MENACE: The Des Moines Menace provides the highest level of soccer in Iowa. The Menace men’s team competes in the Premier Development League (PDL) and the Menace women’s team is part of the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL). With the continuously 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 provides the growth of the game of soccer in Iowa with their youth soccer programs, including Junior Menace (ages 3-9), Menace Youth Academy (ages 10+), and other various youth tournaments, camps and clinics.