Jerry Zgoda | Star Tribune
Reporter | Minnesota United FC

Jerry Zgoda covers Minnesota United FC and Major League Soccer for the Star Tribune.

Zgoda has been a Star Tribune sportswriter so long, his first beat directly out of college was covering the North Stars. In nearly 30 years, he has covered the NHL, the Wolves and the NBA twice (he missed the first Kevin Garnett era, which says something about his sense of timing), Gophers and NCAA athletics, the radio/TV beat, major-championship golf and outdoor recreation.

Minnesota United's Ibarra finds familiarity in change

Ibarra's move from a midfield spot on the right side to left back for Saturday's 1-0 home victory over Columbus might have seemed new to teammates and team supporters alike, but the position wasn't as foreign to him as some might suspect.

Finlay scores against old team, leads Loons to 1-0 win over Columbus

Finlay waited more than two years to score his first goal for a Columbus team that drafted him in 2012. On Saturday, he waited 70 minutes more for his first goal this season, his first on the road back from ACL surgery last season.

Minnesota United shuffles lineup to shore up defense

Minnesota United coach Adrian Heath shuffled his starting 11 for Saturday's game against Columbus.

Loons hope Quintero starts scoring in new formation

The star forward has been in a reserve's role the past two games — his first two times as a Loon — during a season in which he hasn't been the scorer (other than on penalty kicks) he was a year ago.

Composed Finlay ready to get 'off the schneid' for Minnesota United

Loons midfielder Ethan Finlay hasn't scored this season despite chances.

Minnesota United looks to return to goal-scoring form

After getting shut out Saturday night, the Loons have scored two goals over their past four games.

Extra emotion once again as Loons face Calvo in Chicago

Francisco Calvo is not happy about his final days with Minnesota.

Minnesota's reputation on the golf tour is growing, Mickelson says

Phil Mickelson visited Target Field on Monday to challenge LPGA star Stacy Lewis in a trick-shot contest and also spoke about a PGA of America women's major championship arriving at Hazeltine in June.

Opara's head game breaks Loons' set-piece drought, draws blood again

Opara scores Loons goal on a header against Seattle on Saturday, but gets a bloody nose in the process.

PGA officer Haigh returns to prepare Hazeltine for LPGA major

The official who set up the PGA and Ryder Cup championships is overseeing the KPMG Women's PGA Championship at Hazeltine in June.