Enabling the passion of fans, players, and associates
Des Moines Menace is a soccer club based in Des Moines, Iowa. Founded in 1994, the team plays in USL League Two, the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid. Home matches are played in Valley Stadium (8,000 seats), where the team won the national title in 2021, defeating NC Fusion U23 in front of a nearly sold-out crowd. We finished a historic season with an 11-1-0 record as both Heartland Division Champions and USL2 Regular Season Champions. Go Menace!
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The Des Moines Menace continued their proud history of support of diversity, equity, and inclusion by hosting a Menace Pride Night match. The team wore and sold specially designed Pride jerseys to raise funds for One Iowa.
Adding additional inclusive soccer opportunities was an organizational goal in 2021. The Menace provided soccer balls and coaching expertise to the first gender inclusive soccer team in Iowa and were able to offer a free soccer camp to 50 refugee children in the Des Moines metro area.
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Des Moines Menace is committed to reducing the environmental impact of our sporting events and team activities. In 2021, work was done to align energy calculations with Krause Group global CSR metrics. This baseline will help us set bold goals and track progress moving forward. Although we do not own or control utilities, we have begun tracking energy usage at the apartment units we rent for our players. We also believe we can be a catalyst and educator in the future by partnering with sports venues that host our events.