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 Miller, Omsberg available for expansion draft

The Loons' defenders are among 255 MLS players that new franchise FC Cincinnati will pick from in Tuesday's expanson draft.


Welcome to e-sports, the next big thing in sports

There's a video game revolution going on, and some heavy hitters, such as the NBA, want in.


Loons will have United Soccer League affiliate in Madison

One-year deal will precede permanent agreement between the sides in 2020.


St. John's, St. Thomas will play 2019 game at Allianz Field

The new soccer stadium in St. Paul will host rivals that drew more than 37,000 fans when they played at Target Field in 2017.


Minnesota United player has $62,000 payday -- at the poker table

In this age of the side hustle, Minnesota United defender Brent Kallman has found his at the poker table. So is he thinking about a career change?


United targets defense upgrades in parting ways with Ibson, others

United's moves announced Monday leave it with 16 of 30 roster spots filled as it heads into a window the next two months to make other significant changes.


Bethel knocks off St. Thomas to likely secure D-III playoff berth

Both teams entered Saturday with 8-1 records after each lost to MIAC champion St. John's in October. The Royals put up 217 yards rushing to come away with the win.


CLASS 6A QUARTERFINALS BLAINE 42, EASTVIEW 14A day later, Blaine moving on

A power outage pushed the game's finish back a day.


More football coaches bucking tradition, going for it on fourth down

Numbers say going for it on fourth down is often advisable, including fourth-and-10 on your opponent's 40 when a long field goal's odds are just that and a deep punt isn't guaranteed.


Former U softball star Groenewegen: Coming back from a coma

All-America softball pitcher Sara Groenewegen spent 10 days in a medically induced coma this summer after falling ill with what doctors eventually diagnosed as Legionnaires' disease