Megan Ryan | Star Tribune
Reporter | Minnesota United, MLS

Ryan previously spent two years at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette covering Penn State football, Robert Morris basketball and high school sports. A Minnesota native and Minneapolis resident, she graduated magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota with a major in journalism and minors in management and global studies. She has lived in Pennsylvania, Texas (covering the real Friday Night Lights for the Dallas Morning News) and New York (as a sports copy editor for a summer through the Dow Jones News Fund).

United rookie Omsberg gets chance to start in tough road match

Wyatt Omsberg, Mason Toye and Carter Manley have seen limited playing time in their rookie seasons but say they've progressed since they were drafted in January.

Minnesota United-D.C. United gameday preview

The Loons, refreshed for their end-of-season push, visit MLS' latest soccer-specific stadium.

Royals starter Lopez throws eight perfect innings in win vs. Twins

Max Kepler's walk to lead off the ninth inning prevented a perfect game, and Robbie Grossman singled one batter later to break up the no-hitter but the Royals still won 4-1.

De Jong's Twins debut a family affair

When Chase De Jong makes his Sunday start at Target Field - four hours from his father's hometown - he will be the 53rd Twin to play this season, which tops last year's club record of 52.

Pro-style obsession: Local athletes flock to Fortnite

The video game sensation Fortnite counts well-paid athletes among its biggest players. "They definitely got me," Timberwolves guard Josh Okogie said.

Secret weapon? Seth Green runs the wildcat, scores twice for Gophers

The former East Ridge star had a tough conversation with coach P.J. Fleck when he was told that he wasn't a quarterback candidate. But other roles have popped up.

Loons sever ties with defender Tyrone Mears

The team said the 35-year-old right back, acquired last December, had agreed to mutually terminate his contract to help facilitate a move to play soccer closer to family in his home country.

Is Bob the answer? Loons sign defensive midfielder from Brazil

Fernando Bob, 30, has played for eight clubs at various levels in Brazil in his pro career, most recently with top-flight club Associacao Atletica Ponte Preta.

Formation shift possible for Minnesota United's match at FC Dallas

The Loons might be driven by absences back to a familiar formation.

'Coach Tyler.' North High's Johnson takes on being a boss for Gophers

During captains' practices, Tyler Johnson took up a new position in addition to being a Gophers star receiver: "He's like the coach out there," a teammate explained.