Articles from May 2010
The Menace is headed back to the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, thanks to some help from divisional foes. With news of Sunday's scoreless draw between Rochester and Kansas City, the Menace prepares for its fifth appearance in the national tournament.
The Menace rallied past the Kansas City Brass, 3-1, on Saturday at Valley Stadium to move into first place in the Premier Development League’s Heartland Division. Captain Clark Bradford (pictured) scored the game-winner, and Stephen Okai and Luis Piffer notched their first goals of the season.
After scoring a pair of game-winning goals last week, Lebogang Moloto has earned a spot on the Premier Development League's Team of the Week.
The Menace tries to keep its momentum, hosting Kansas City on Saturday. Des Moines needs the Brass' help the following day, in order to return to the Open Cup. If KC beats or ties Rochester on Sunday, the Menace gets the division's spot in the cup. A win by the home-team Thunder dashes the Menace's cup dreams.
Menace Camp is coming up, and you can save $20 off registration when you sign up by the June 1 "Early Bird" deadline. We are excited to bring 11 camps to central Iowa this summer, including a new "Menace Elite Camp" for the more serious players entering grades seven through 12. All other Menace camps are for ages five through 14.
As the Menace prepares for Saturday's home match against Kansas City, the team anxiously awaits Sunday's match between its Saturday-night foe and the Rochester Thunder. If Rochester ties or loses to the Brass, the Menace gets the PDL Heartland Division's bid. Rochester can clinch an Open Cup berth with a win.
The Des Moines Menace came back to defeat the St. Louis Lions, 2-1, at Valley Stadium on Saturday. The win, fueled by back-to-back goals from Logan McDaniel and Lebogang Moloto, keeps the team's Open Cup hopes alive for at least one more day.
Join us for "Blackout Night," at Valley Stadium! The Menace needs your support, as the team hosts rival St. Louis on Saturday (May 22) in the team's final Open Cup qualifier. Fans wearing black get $5 tickets for this 7:30 match.
The Menace improved to 2-1-0 in Open Cup qualifying action, topping the Kansas City Brass, 2-1, in rainy Liberty, Mo., on Wednesday. Lebogang Moloto put the Menace up in the 50th minute, and the team held on after a 30-minute lightning delay.
Needing a pair of wins to stay in the hunt for an Open Cup spot, the Menace plays two big matches this week. After a midweek game at K.C., Des Moines will be back at Valley Stadium on Saturday, hosting rival St. Louis.
Thanks to Mark Heath-Preston's fourth goal in three games, the Rochester Thunder spoiled the Menace's regular-season home opener, 1-0, on Saturday night at Valley Stadium.
The Des Moines Menace welcomes the Rochester Thunder on Saturday night for the team's first regular-season home action. The 7:30 match is the second U.S. Open Cup qualifier for each team.
The Menace opened the regular season with a come-from-behind win at Springfield on Wednesday, getting past the Demize, 3-1. Clark Bradford deflated the Demize with a game-tying goal in the 66th minute, and Juan Hoyos delivered the game-winner in stoppage time, followed by an own goal from the Springfield defense.
Laurie Calloway (left) and Neathan Gibson (right) are back together on the Menace sidleline, eight years after leading the team to an undefeted season. They share high goals for the team as it opens the regular season with a road match at Springfield (Wednesday, May 12) and a home match against Rochester (Saturday, May 15).
Des Moines’ two elite soccer teams squared off Saturday at Valley Stadium, and on this night, the city’s top college team came out on top. The Drake University Bulldogs pulled out a 1-0 win over the Des Moines Menace.
Des Moines' two Elite Eight soccer teams go head-to-head Saturday at Valley Stadium. The Menace opens the 2010 season by hosting Drake University. It's the only preseason tune-up for the Menace, whose regular season starts Wednesday at Springfield.
Two weeks ago, we announced the players returning to the Menace this season. Last week, we took a look at the new foreign players joining the Menace. Read this story to see who else you will see in a Menace uniform in 2010.