The Springfield Demize kicked off the 2013 season with a 1-1 draw against the Des Moines Menace. The Menace were first on the board in the 29th minute with a volley goal by David Santamaria. The score remained 1-0 in favor of the Menace for the remainder of the first half.
The Demize came out strong in the second half. But it took until the 83rd minute for the Demize to connect with the back of the net. Mark Heath-Preston came out with the equalizer. After that goal, the Demize were charged and hungry for more. MHP was able to get a couple more shots off but the Menace keeper was able to keep them out of the net. eper was able to keep the ball out of the back of the net.