Articles from June 2010
Menace players represent five continents and countries from all over the world. In total, players are from seven of the 32 nations competing in the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The Menace is writing a series of segments connecting its players to the World Cup. This is the first set of profiles, showcasing the United States, England, Ghana and Nigeria.
Kenan Malicevic scored a pair of second-half goals and Clark Bradford tacked on his team-best fifth goal, leading the Menace to a 3-0 home win over Springfield on Saturday. This is the team's first victory since May 29, after Des Moines tied six matches in June.
The Menace returns to Valley Stadium after a three-game road swing to host the Springfield Demize on Saturday. Des Moines has tied six out of its last seven Premier Development League matches, and looks to pick up its first win since May 29. Saturday marks the first of five straight home games to finish the regular season; the team plays every Saturday at 7:30 p.m. until July 24.
The Des Moines Menace has tied six of its seven league matches in June, after closing the road schedule with a 1-1 draw at Rochester on Thursday. The team tries to finish the month on a winning note, hosting Springfield on Saturday.
The Menace closes its road schedule tonight, seeking revenge in Rochester, Minn. A battle of second-place teams, this is a rematch of a May 15 game that the Thunder won, 1-0, at Valley Stadium. The Menace is back at home Saturday, hosting Springfield.
Just one night after falling 7-2 to the Thunder Bay Chill, the Menace responded on Saturday with a 1-1 draw at Chapples Park. Clark Bradford (pictured) tallied his team-leading fourth goal, connecting on a PK in the 45th minute.
The Thunder Bay Chill cruised past the Menace, 7-2, on Friday night, dealing Des Moines its first loss in 20 road matches. This is the second-most goals allowed in franchise history, eclipsed only by Milwaukee in an 8-1 win over the Menace in 1995.
The Menace is in Canada to face arch-rival Thunder Bay on Friday and Saturday. Des Moines, on a streak of four straight ties in PDL action, looks to get back in the win column against the Chill.
AC St. Louis slipped past the shorthanded Des Moines Menace Tuesday at Valley Stadium, advancing to the second round of the 2010 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup with a 1-0 win. Mike Ambersley scored in the 70th minute – five minutes after Menace captain Clark Bradford was sent off with his second yellow card of the match.
After qualifying for the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup four times in five seasons, the Menace is back in the national tournament for the first time since 2006. Looking for its eighth win in the Open Cup, Des Moines hosts pro side AC St. Louis on Tuesday.
The St. Louis Lions scored late to secure a 1-1 result -- the Menace's fourth-straight draw -- Sunday in St. Peters, Mo. Des Moines prepares to host another Gateway City team, AC St. Louis, on Tuesday in the first round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
The Menace and the Real Colorado Foxes tied 1-1 on Saturday night at Valley Stadium, marking the third time these teams have tied in eight days. With the point, the Menace is alone atop the Heartland Division standings, just above four other teams vying for one of two playoff spots.
The Menace hosts pro team AC St. Louis in the first round of the 2010 U.S. Open Cup, and here is your guide to prepare for the team's fifth appearance in this prestigious tournament. Fans are encouraged to save money by purchasing their tickets before the June 15 game day.
With the 2010 FIFA World Cup starting in South Africa, Menace assistant coach Neathan Gibson and midfielder Lebogang Moloto talk about why their native South Africa will make a great host country.
The Menace hosts Real Colorado on Saturday -- a long-awaited day for soccer fans, who will be tuned in to the USA-England match -- the World Cup opener for both teams. Saturday is the start of a busy stretch for the Menace, which plays five games in eight days. This includes three games in four days, capped by Tuesday's home match in the first round of the U.S. Open Cup.
The 2010 FIFA World Cup is here, and you are invited to watch the much-anticipated USA-England match with the Menace. Players, coaches and staff will be at three sponsor restaurants for Saturday's 1:30 p.m. kick-off; the Red Army will be watching the game at a fourth site.
After tying 2-2 on Friday night, the Menace and the Real Colorado Foxes battled to a scoreless draw on Saturday. The Menace stays in first place in the PDL Heartland Division, while Real Colorado remains in second. These teams face off Saturday (June 12) at Valley Stadium.
The Menace clawed back from a two-goal deficit to earn a 2-2 draw at Real Colorado on Friday. Header goals from Jack Pearson and Logan McDaniel (pictured) helped keep the Menace in first place, just ahead of the Foxes.
The first-place Menace tries to distance itself from second-place Real Colorado when the PDL Heartland Division's top two teams go head-to-head on Friday and Saturday in Littleton. Each team has won three straight matches; Des Moines is unbeaten in 16 straight on the road, dating back to May 2008.
Make plans to cheer on the Menace on June 15, when we host pro team AC St. Louis in the first round of the Open Cup! Special ticket offers are available online through June 14.