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.


'Mr. Hollywood' Jan Gregus more assertive entering year two with Loons

Offseason martial arts training and a year of MLS experience have the Loons' midfielder being eyed for scoring more goals with his booming shot.


Chacon's 'it' factor finding its way into Loons' goals

Uruguayan teenager Thomas Chacon has started his first MLS season with nifty footwork and offense.


Midway through suspension, Loons' Kallman works on getting healthy

Starting with the dark days of last fall when his 10-match suspension started, veteran defender Brent Kallman found purpose and time.


Reynoso, Loons are 'minor details' away from a deal

According to sources, Emanuel Reynoso will come to Minnesota and MLS on a club-record $5.5 million transfer fee and will be signed for the next five seasons as one of the team's three allowed "designated players."


Loons' Molino, Finlay looking better in second year after injuries

Kevin Molino and Ethan Finlay returned last season from knee surgeries. Born fewer than two months apart, both now are 29 amid signs that each is getting back to the player he was before surgery.


Amarilla promises to provide scoring touch that Loons have lacked

When Minnesota United executives analyzed last season, they concluded what their team lacked most was goal scorers. That's where Luis Amarilla fits in for 2020.


Loons moving in on Argentine midfielder Reynoso

Coach Adrian Heath says he hopes to land the 24-year-old "in the next week or so."


Homegrown, not done growing: Loons' 6-5 keeper no clumsy teenager

St. Paul Central sophomore Fred Emmings signed a pro contract with Minnesota United and has been training with the team in Florida, all before he could even consider getting a driver's license.


'Monumental' new MLS-labor deal hailed by players for giving clubs more freedom

The five-year agreement means expanded free agency, higher player minimum salaries and more flexibility for clubs in how they spend money to acquire players.


Three's not a crowd for Minnesota United's collection of Kiwis

New Zealander Michael Boxall has been joined by fellow countrymen James Musa, via free-agent signing, and draft pick Noah Billingsley. "You can't have too many,'' coach Adrian Heath said.