2014 US Open Cup qualifying: Des Moines Menace clinch USASA berth in snow; Schwaben AC return after 50 years (video)

Posted on 26. Nov, 2013 by Matthew DeWitt in Qualification

2014 US Open Cup qualifying: Des Moines Menace clinch USASA berth in snow; Schwaben AC return after 50 years (video)

USASA Region II has submitted their two teams to the 2014 US Open Cup with the Des Moines Menace’s USASA team punching their ticket, while Schwaben AC clinched a spot in the tournament for the first time since 1964.

2014 US Open Cup qualifying: Des Moines Menace USASA team beats KC Athletics to complete Region 2 final four

Posted on 19. Nov, 2013 by Jordan Guy in 2014

2014 US Open Cup qualifying: Des Moines Menace USASA team beats KC Athletics to complete Region 2 final four

The Des Moines Menace needed a scoring outburst in the second half to advance past the Kansas City Athletics 4-2 in the quarterfinals of the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA) Region II Open Cup qualifying tournament.

2013 US Open Cup Third Round: Defending champ Sporting KC blank Des Moines Menace 2-0 to move on

Posted on 30. May, 2013 by Gerald Barnhart in Recaps, Third Round

2013 US Open Cup Third Round: Defending champ Sporting KC blank Des Moines Menace 2-0 to move on

On a night where multiple MLS teams fell to lower division opponents, the defending US Open Cup Champion took care of business. Sporting Kansas City made a 12th minute goal by Kei Kamara stand up before adding an insurance strike from Claudio Bieler to defeat the Des Moines Menace 2-0 in front of 13,000 fans at Sporting Park.

2013 US Open Cup Second Round: Brandon Fricke leads Menace to upset, named Player of the Round

Posted on 28. May, 2013 by Josh Hakala in 2013, Feature, History

2013 US Open Cup Second Round: Brandon Fricke leads Menace to upset, named Player of the Round

The award is voted on by the staff at TheCup.us and a select panel from the North American Soccer Reporters. Fricke edged out Reading United goalkeeper John McCarthy, while his Menace teammate, goalkeeper Scott Angevine finished third in the voting.

2013 US Open Cup Second Round: Des Moines Menace prevail 1-0 at Minnesota in battle of giant killers

Posted on 22. May, 2013 by Gerald Barnhart in Recaps, Second Round

2013 US Open Cup Second Round: Des Moines Menace prevail 1-0 at Minnesota in battle of giant killers

Boasting a lengthy history of upsets against MLS opposition fans in Minnesota relish the opportunity to take on the top flight clubs. But on Tuesday, the newly-branded Minnesota United club fell victim to a repeat Giant Killer themselves as the visiting PDL Des Moines Menace claimed their fifth upset of a professional club with a 1-0 decision.