Articles from June 2014
Sean Dong assisted two more goals by Chris Hellmann (pictured), as the Menace defeated Thunder Bay, 2-1, on Sunday (June 29). Des Moines (7-1-0) sits atop the Heartland Division.
The East came back from a two-goal deficit, but the West came out on the winning end of the 2014 Iowa East-West All-Star Cup on Sunday (June 29).
The Menace slipped by Thunder Bay, 1-0, on Saturday at Valley Stadium. The teams rematch Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
Captain Haley Helverson spotted the Menace a 2-0 lead, and she assisted Marissa Hurt's game-winner in the 82nd minute, as the Menace got past Kansas City on Saturday (June 28).
The West doubled up the East in each half, winning the 2014 Iowa East-West Cup on Saturday (June 28) at Valley Stadium.
The Heartland Division's top spot is for grabs when Thunder Bay comes to town for a Saturday-Sunday doubledip.
The Menace hosts the Kansas City Courage on Saturday (June 27), as part of a tripleheader at Valley Stadium.
See who will be suiting up for the girls (Saturday at 2 p.m.) and the boys (Sunday at 5 p.m.) in the 2014 East-West All-Star Cups!
We invite you to help others by giving blood this Saturday (June 28) at Valley Stadium. The drive is made possible by LifeServe Blood Center and Megan's Legacy.
The Menace's head coach recalls his time as a scout for the U.S. Men's National Team at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
The Premier Development League has postponed the Tuesday (June 24) match between the visiting Menace and the Chicago Inferno.
With a 4-0 blanking of the Springfield Demize, the Des Moines Menace clinched the Kum & Go Kup on Saturday (June 21).
You're invited to watch the United States' pool-play action with us. Hope to see you soon!
Autumn Hayes and Haley Helverson teamed up for a pair of second-half scores in the Menace's home win over Madison on Saturday (June 21).
The inaugural Kum & Go Kup is on the line Saturday (June 21), when Des Moines and Springfield battle in the second and final leg of their season series. Fans wearing RED get $5 tickets for the doubleheader.
Coming off a pair of road losses, the Menace hosts the Madison 56ers on Saturday (June 21).
Video and story: The Menace's Brazilian midfielder talks about the host country's football culture (plus, he shares his samba talents).
Wear RED to this Saturday's Menace doubleheader (June 21), and get in for just $5!
The Menace raced to a 2-0 lead on Sunday (June 15), before the home-side Chicago Red Stars Reserves scored six unanswered goals.
With a 3-2 victory on Saturday (June 14), the Menace ended a five-year winless streak in road matches against the Thunder Bay Chill.
Following a Friday-night (June 13) loss, the Menace marches on to Chicago, for a Sunday matchup with the Red Stars Reserves.
Thunder Bay defeated the Menace, 3-1, on Friday (June 13) at Chapples Park. The Chill is the first PDL team to score on the Menace this season.
Des Moines faces its arch-rivals Friday and Saturday (June 13 and 14), seeking its first win in Thunder Bay since June 13, 2009.
Des Moines hits the road for matches against the last two teams that have defeated the Menace.
Menace captain Brandon Fricke has earned a spot on the Premier Development League Team of the Week, announced by the United Soccer Leagues on Thursday (June 12).
The world's greatest sporting event is upon us! The Menace provides some World Cup info we hope you'll find useful.
The Des Moines collected its third straight shutout to open the PDL season, thwarting the Chicago Inferno, 3-0, on Saturday (June 7) at Valley Stadium.
Nicole Pearson's free-kick goal was enough to net a home win for the Menace on Saturday (June 7).
Entering its PDL home-opener, the 2-0-0 Menace is the league's only undefeated and untied team. On Saturday (June 7), Des Moines hosts the Chicago Inferno in the teams' first meeting.
Outscoring foes 29-2, this group ran away with the Iowa State Cup title for the second straight year.
The Menace hosts the Minnesota TwinStars on Saturday (June 7), two weeks after spoiling their WPSL debut.
We turn the spotlight on Menace goalie David Meves, a former MLS draft pick and NCAA champion who is showing the form that made him college's all-time shutouts leader.
Our first Player Spotlight of the 2014 WPSL season is Autumn Hayes.
Youth-soccer and high school players, coaches and referees receive FREE admission to Saturday's doubleheader (June 7), presented by the Iowa Soccer Association.
The Des Moines Menace is headed to Salt Lake City next month for the USASA's Werner Fricker National Amateur Cup, after winning the regional final, 3-1, in Iowa City on Sunday (June 1).
Haley Helverson (8) scored a pair of second-half goals, sealing the Menace's victory at Madison on Sunday (June 1).