Des Moines Menace Soccer Club – Iowa’s Best Youth Soccer Program

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Club Details

(515) 457-6367

Des Moines, Iowa

Club Description

The Des Moines Menace is a soccer organization based in Iowa, United States. Founded in 1994, the Menace has a rich history of success and talent development in the country’s soccer landscape1. The Menace provides fun, family-friendly entertainment for its passionate and loyal fanbase, as well as youth programs for thousands of families in the community.

The Menace competes in the USL League Two, formerly known as the Premier Development League. The team has reached the playoffs 17 times, advancing to the final four five times. The Menace has won two league championships, in 2005 and 2021, and five regular-season titles, in 2002, 2014, 2018, 2019, and 2021. The Menace has also qualified for the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup 13 times, facing Major League Soccer teams on three occasions.

The Menace has a proud tradition of producing professional players, with more than 175 alumni who have signed pro contracts2. Among them are more than 30 who have played for Major League Soccer teams. The Menace also hosts camps and clinics led by members of the first team, offering opportunities for young players to learn from the pros.


The Menace Soccer Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that encourages the interest and participation of youth soccer4. The foundation consists of the Junior Menace, youth tournaments, and camps/clinics5. The Junior Menace is a program for beginners ages 3-9, that develops the fundamental skills and love of soccer6. The Menace also hosts three annual youth tournaments for boys and girls of various age groups and skill levels.


The Menace is owned by Kyle Krause, CEO of Kum & Go, who acquired majority ownership of the team in 19987. Krause was inducted into the United Soccer Leagues Hall of Fame in 20118. The Menace organization’s front-office staff works at the Krause Gateway Center in downtown Des Moines9. The Menace is committed to serving its fans, players, and community with excellence and passion.