An own goal by the Des Moines Menace delivered Union Omaha the club’s first US Open Cup win in club history.
Des Moines Menace
While the weather in West Des Moines, Iowa attempted to quell the excitement of the 2022 US Open Cup’s First Round, the on-pitch action absolutely would not have it.
Three red cards and twelve yellow cards were handed out in Des Moines as Saint Louis FC defeated Des Moines Menace on penalty kicks 3-1 after a 1-1 draw through 120 minutes.
For regular Open Cup participants Des Moines Menace, it was another notch to their belt tonight as they defeated Duluth FC on penalties to advance to the second round after a 1-1 extra time match. Des Moines won the penalty shootout 3-1.
San Antonio avoided being the 8th upset victim of the Des Moines Menace with a 2-1 comeback victory.
The Menace defeated a professional team for the seventh time in club history, which ranks second most in the Modern Era among amateur clubs.
Who holds the Second Round attendance record for the Modern Era of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup? How many Open Division teams have won Second Round games? What was the most lopsided game? We have all of those answers and much much
The Menace used a late, breakaway goal from Leigh Veidman to secure the 1-0 victory over FC Wichita (NPSL) and move on to host the Tulsa Roughnecks Wednesday at Valley Stadium.
The U.S. Open Cup is coming back to Saint Louis. Needing extra time, USL-side Saint Louis FC finished off the defending Premier Development League regular-season champion Des Moines Menace, 2-1, to set up a third-round date with North American Soccer League side, Minnesota United FC.
Fielding a squad of local talent and college players just off for the summer, Des Moines moved onto the next round of the U.S. Open Cup with a 2-1 win over Madison Fire SC in front of a home crowd at Valley Stadium. A more complete squad will be ready for Saint Louis FC on next Wednesday, May 20, in St. Louis, Mo.