The division's top two teams tangle when the Menace visits Chicago for a Tuesday-Wednesday twinbill.
The Menace hosts this summer showcase at Valley Stadium on June 23 at 5 p.m., before a 7:30 p.m. PDL match against Kaw Valley FC.
Anthony Manning (pictured) headed in Brandon Fricke's header assist in the 46th minute, and the Menace defeated Thunder Bay 1-0 on Saturday.
Braces by Sioux City West's Esake Hasen and North Polk's Broc Hawkins spurred their team's win on June 16.
Nebraska Bugeaters FC put the Menace in a hole for the first time this season, and the home side was unable to dig its way out in a 2-0 loss on Friday.
The first-place Menace is at home the next five weekends, starting this Friday and Saturday against Bugeaters FC and the rival Chill.
Fireworks Friday ushers in the Menace's five-weekends-in-a-row homestand to wrap up the 2018 season.
For the sixth staight year, the Menace hosts the Iowa High School All-Star Games for the boys (June 16) and girls (June 23).
Carrying the experience of 30 "caps" and more than 150 MLS appearances, Lovel Palmer has brought his veteran presence to his role as the Menace's captain.
Thanks to more goals from Kino Ryosuke and Audi Jepson, the Menace won 3-0 on Sunday in Winnipeg. The team's at home the next five weekends.
The Menace women battled in a backto-back road setbacks to Fire & Ice SC (June 9) and the St. Louis Lions (June 10).
The Menace did all the scoring in the second half on June 8 in Thunder Bay. Des Moines takes a 5-0-0 mark to Winnipeg for a June 10 match to wrap up the Canadian trip.
The Menace heads to St. Louis for a Saturday-Sunday double-dip: June 9 with Fire & Ice SC and June 10 with the St. Louis Lions.
The Menace clashes with arch-rival Thunder Bay on Friday (June 8), then makes westbound tracks for a Sunday-night match in Winnipeg.
After a couple seasons away, she's back in goal with the Menace -- this time with experience as an Olympic athlete.
The third Menace PDL player in this feature series is a forward who has helped the Menace to four wins in four outings.
For the second year in a row, the Menace Academy 14U boys won a state title by beating BSA White 3-1 in Muscatine on the first Sunday of June.
Audi Jepson and Brandon Fricke scored in the first half of the Menace's 2-0 road victory over St. Louis on June 2.
The reigning champions raced to a 3-0 lead in the first 20 minutes of a 4-0 win on June 2 in Grimes.
Another two-goal performance by Kino Ryosuke paved the way for the Menace's 2-1 victory at Kaw Valley FC on June 1.
The Menace's road swing continues with back-to-back games at Kaw Valley FC and St. Louis the first two days of June.