Articles from June 2012
Charlie Bales (pictured) got the start at forward, and he delivered with a goal and an assist in Saturday's 4-1 home win over Springfield. Jonathan Martinez and Kasy Kiarash also scored their first Menace goals, and Logan McDaniel scored his third of the season, as Des Moines stayed in playoff contention.
The Menace hosts Springfield on Saturday, needing to win to stay in the chase for a playoff spot. Des Moines has four home matches in the next three weekends.
Looking for great value for kids? Check out the Menace's Cleat Crew! For only $10, you receive admission to our next two Saturday games, plus a vuvuzela. The kids club is for ages 4-12.
It's been six weeks since the Menace women played their only home match to date. Now, they get three straight Saturdays in front of their home fans, opening with a first-place battle against the Cincy Lady Saints.
Menace returner Charlie Bales is this week's player spotlight. After rehabing a foot-injury, Bales is back in action and ready to aid the Menace in its run at the Heartland Division Playoffs.
The Des Moines Menace's tough times at Chapples Park continued on Saturday night, with a 3-0 loss to the Thunder Bay Chill. The Menace has key home matches coming up, hosting Springfield on June 30 and Thunder Bay on July 6-7.
Sullivan Silva's team-leading sixth and seventh goals of the season led the way for Thunder Bay on Friday night. The Menace tries to bounce back on Saturday.
The Menace enters a Friday-Saturday doubleheader in Thunder Bay, as part of a four-team race for the Heartland Division's two playoff berths.
In his fifth season with the Menace, head coach Laurie Calloway just took over as the franchise's all-time wins leader.
Jeff Kyei scored in the first half, and Maksym Kowal (pictured, 10) made good on a second-half PK, leading the Menace to a 2-0 win over Colorado Select on Saturday night.
The first-place Menace prepares for its final six PDL regular-season matches, welcoming Colorado Select for a 7:30 exhibition on Saturday (June 16).
With a 1-0 win at Springfield on Thursday, the Menace regained first place and made head coach Laurie Calloway the franchise's all-time wins leader.
This week's player spotlight features the Menace's monsterous center-back Javi Lopez, a member of the current PDL Team of the Week. Lopez connected on two headers leading the Menace to a 2-1 win last Saturday (June 9) over the Kansas City Brass.
With first place in the PDL Heartland Division on the line, the Menace and the Springfield Demize clash Thursday (June 14) at 7:30. Cooper Complex is the site of the 7:30 match.
Come to this Saturday's game wearing black, and you get in for just $5. The Menace hosts Colorado Select for a 7:30 exhibition at Valley Stadium.
Javi Lopez (pictured, in the air) headed in a pair of second-half goals, turning a deficit into a Menace win over Kansas City on Saturday night.
The Menace hosts the Kansas City Brass on Saturday, needing a win to keep in the PDL Heartland Division race. The match starts at 7:30 on Youth Soccer Night.
Logan McDaniel, a 2012 MLS Supplemental Draft fourth round pick, leads the Menace in points and is this week's spotlighted player.
Join us this Saturday, as the Menace hosts the Kansas City Brass at 7:30 p.m. Youth-soccer players in their team jerseys and coaches who present their coaches' passes receive free admission to the PDL match at Valley Stadium. Show your club spirit, and cheer on Iowa's Premier Soccer Team!
Late goals by Risto Laetti (above) and Jeff Kyei erased a two-goal deficit for the Menace in Winnipeg on Saturday.
Behind early goals from Brent Kallman (above, right) and Jack Pearson and a pair of late scores from Jordan Schmoker, the Menace defeated WSA Winnipeg on Friday night.
With a Friday-Saturday doubleheader at WSA Winnipeg, the Menace tries to keep in the thick of the Heartland Division standings.