Articles from July 2011
The Menace's season ended with a 3-2, overtime loss to the host Michigan Bucks on Friday (July 29). Des Moines led twice in the PDL Central Conference semifinal, and became the first team to score against the Bucks this season on their home turf.
In a battle of PDL powers, the Menace opens the playoffs against Michigan on Friday (July 29). Chicago and Thunder Bay face off in the night's other Central Conference semifinal, and the winners advance to Saturday's final. All four teams have made recent trips to the league championship.
Bryan Perez's five-point performance last Saturday landed him a spot on the Premier Development League's Team of the Week. Lebogang Moloto received honorable mention, for scoring the goal on Sunday that sent the Menace into the playoffs.
Get ready for the 2011 PDL Playoffs with regularly updated information on the Menace's postseason.
Friday's Central Conference semifinal is a battle of the two teams that top the Premier Development League's all-time wins list. The similarities don't end there for the Menace and the Bucks.
There must be something about Ben Taylor. The Menace has made it to the playoffs each of his two seasons on the team.
The Menace clinched its postseason berth with a 1-0 win at St. Louis on Sunday (July 24). Des Moines travels to Pontiac, Mich., for a Central Conference semifinal on Friday (July 29) against the host Michigan Bucks.
The Menace needs to win at St. Louis on Sunday (July 24), to clinch a spot in the PDL Playoffs. With Husref Jupic (left) and Bryan Perez (right) teaming up for three goals, Des Moines kept in the hunt by beating Kansas City, 5-1, on Saturday.
The Menace enters the final weekend of the regular season, needing a pair of wins and a little luck to make the playoffs.
Learn what it's like to guard the net from Menace goalkeeper, Jhojan Obando.
Show your support for the Menace, as the guys clash with the Kansas City Brass in a must-win game. Come wearing your Menace Red, and you'll receive a ticket for just $5!
To clinch one of the Heartland Division's two berths in the PDL playoffs, the Menace needs to win on Saturday and Sunday, and get a hand from the Heartland Division's other two contenders.
The Menace alumni hung tight with the Menace PDL team on Saturday (July 16). The youngsters prevailed, 4-1, in this battle of the ages.
The Menace's exhibition with a star-studded alumni team is a benefit for Blank Children's Hospital, which receives a portion of the ticket sales. Fans are also encouraged to contribute to a battery drive for the hospital.
Menace defender Jubril Lawal is a member of the Premier Development League's Team of the Week, after scoring his first goal of the season in the Menace's 2-0 win over Thunder Bay on July 9.
Fans can see their favorite former Menace players, including Tomas Boltnar (pictured), Neathan Gibson and Luke Friebeg, back in action this Saturday night at Valley Stadium.
Introducing the 2011 Menace Alumni team that plays the Menace on Saturday night at Valley Stadium. This group represents every previous Menace team, from 1994-2010.
From laundry, to videotaping and everything in between, Chris Idler makes sure the Des Moines Menace are fully equipped for both games and practice.
Jubril Lawal (pictured, with ball) and John Sosa scored for the Menace in Saturday's win, which gives Menace sole possession of first place in the Premier Development League's Heartland Division.
The Friday-night win boosts the Chill's playoff hopes, and means the Menace needs to win Saturday's rematch to stay in the running for a postseason berth.
Playoff spots and first place are on the line this weekend, as the Menace and Chill battle in a critical PDL doubleheader.
This week's player spotlight features the speedy Jamaican and Menace scoring machine, Deshorn Brown.
With a 3-1 win on Saturday (July 2), the Menace remains in the playoff hunt and turns its attention to two big matches next weekend against Thunder Bay.
The Menace received two goals apiece from John Sosa (pictured) and Deshorn Brown on Friday (July 1), opening a doubleheader with a 4-0 win over WSA Winnipeg.