Krause Group is a Midwest U.S. based parent company comprising a diverse set of domestic and international businesses with over 5,000 associates. These companies include Kum & Go, L.C., a convenience retail chain with more than 400 stores in 11 states—Solar Transport, the Des Moines Menace F.C., and a significant commercial real estate portfolio. Internationally, Krause Group is parent to the historic Enrico Serafino and Vietti wineries based in Piedmont, Italy.
In the United States’ ever-changing soccer landscape, few teams have enjoyed as much success as the Des Moines Menace. Since its first games in 1994, the Menace has established itself as one of the country’s most accomplished soccer organizations. Since the inaugural season, the Menace has reached the PDL playoffs 14 times; three times advancing to the final four, and claiming the PDL Championship in 2005. Recently, the Menace completed their second undefeated season to repeat as the USL Championship League Two Regular Season Champion.