Congratulations to Menace defenders Brandon Fricke (left) and Lucas Stauffer (right) on making the 2017 Premier Development Leagu All-Central Conference Team.
We continue this series by hanging out with J.R., who was born and raised Brazil and has been part of the central Iowa soccer scene for more than 25 years.
Boys and girls, ages 7-19, are invited to join top-level training sessions with professional coaches from the English Premier League club.
One night after the Menace's 2-0 upset of host Michigan, Des Moines' postseason run halted with a 2-0 loss to Thunder Bay in the PDL Central Conference final on July 22.
The Menace upset reigning PDL champ Michigan on the Bucks' home turf Friday. Ramone Howell's goal and assist set up Saturday's conference final against Thunder Bay.
The Menace tangles with the host Michigan Bucks in a Friday-night Central Conference semifinal inside Ultimate Soccer Arenas. This is the teams' eighth postseason meeting.
Let's spend some time with Austrian defender Luca Puster, who has helped the Menace return to the PDL Playoffs. It's our 17th "7 facts" feature of the 2017 season!
For the third straight year, the Menace heads to Pontiac for PDL postseason action hosted by the Michigan Bucks. The Menace faces the Bucks on Friday night.
The Heartland Region champion GSI Pride dealt the Menace a 4-1 defeat on July 16 at Urbandale Soccer Complex. The Menace (3-3-2) finishes third in the five-team region.
The Menace's fourth straight trip to the PDL Playoffs didn't come easily. In Saturday's do-or-die matchup, Elvir Ibisevic (pictured) and the Menace pulled out a 2-0 victory over Chicago.
In the second-to-last match of the season, the Chicago Red Stars Reserves downed the Menace in a second-place battle on Saturday (July 15) at Valley Stadium.
After a 2-1 loss to Saint Louis FC U23 on Friday, the Menace's playoff chances hinge on Saturday's season-closing home match against Chicago.
Needing one more victory to clinch a postseason spot, the Menace closes the regular season at Valley Stadium this Friday (vs. Saint Louis FC U23) and Saturday (vs. Chicago FC United).
Games at Valley Stadium (vs. Chicago on Saturday) and the Urbandale Soccer Complex (vs. GSI on Sunday) give the Menace a shot at second place in the Heartland Region.
After a two-year pro tour, Brandon Fricke is back for his sixth season with the Menace. Here are 7 facts about No. 5.
Elise White wears No. 23 for the Menace, one year after wearing No. 9 as Elise Reid. Here are a few more facts about the Menace's third-year forward.
Former Menace and Major League Soccer goalkeeper Andy Gruenebaum was back in town last week, leading a clinic and signing autographs for fans.
This could be your last chance to catch the Menace at home this season. It's a three-day, four-game weekend, and we hope to see you soon!
Heading into a huge, season-closing weekend at home, the Menace kept its playoff hopes alive on Saturday by rallying past the St. Louis Lions, 3-1, in the PDL Game of the Week.
The Menace tied the Chicago Red Stars Reserves, 1-1, on Saturday (July 8). And next Saturday, the Menace hosts Chicago in a second-place showdown.
After a 3-2 exhibition loss on Friday, it's on to the PDL Game of the Week. With a whole lot on the line, the Menace hosts the St. Louis Lions on Saturday.
The Menace's season-closing home stand rolls on with a Friday-Saturday doubleheader -- first against Sporting KC U23 then against the St. Louis Lions in the PDL Game of the Week.
The Menace plays its next two matches against Chicago (on the road July 8 and at Valley Stadium on July 15), then closes the season on July 16 at Urbandale Soccer Complex.
Find out Haley Morris' favorite part about being a goalkeeper and more in her "7 facts about..." spotlight.
Here are seven facts about Menace goalkeeper Kyle Ihn.
The former Major League Soccer goalkeeper will be available for photos and autographs at Valley Stadium from 7:15 to 8 p.m.
On Saturday, Saint Louis FC dealt the Menace its second straight setback at Valley Stadium. After falling 2-1, the Menace looks to regain its winning ways in some key home matches.