Megan Ryan | Star Tribune
Reporter | Minnesota United, MLS

Megan Ryan covers Minnesota United FC and Major League Soccer for the Star Tribune. Previously, she reported on that other kind of football at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Penn State) and the Dallas Morning News (Friday Night Lights). She's a University of Minnesota grad and a native of the state.


Minnesota United's Christian Ramirez welcomes addition of another striker

Last year's leading scorer is satisfied with addition of Angelo Rodriguez.


Heath fumes after Loons forced to hang on vs. Salt Lake

Minnesota United took a commanding 3-0 lead in the second half before Salt Lake scored two goals in 8 minutes to put the pressure on. And that did not please the Loons coach.


Loons CEO Wright tells fans to be patient in team's 'build'

Minnesota United CEO Chris Wright acknowledged in a teleconference the club strives to win but has been working toward the new stadium opening for next season.


Loons' struggles with set pieces reach critical point in MLS season

United has yet to score a goal from a set piece — dead-ball situations such as direct free kicks and corners. But the Loons have allowed one free-kick goal and seven corner-kick goals, including five in the past six games.


Loons fall 2-1 to Costa Rican team Deportivo Saprissa

The midweek international friendly was a chance for Loons reserve players to see some action before the MLS schedule picks up again this weekend.


Loons add Colombian Ángelo Rodriguez as second designated player

He is expected to bring grit, toughness and leadership to the Loons. Rodriguez joins Darwin Quintero as players who are paid more than the salary cap limitations.


Loons sign Ecuadorean standout Ibarra

Romario Ibarra comes from Club Deportivo Universidad Catolica in Ecuador's top division and is seen as a potential "difference-maker" by Loons coach Adrian Heath.


Quintero's hat trick carries Minnesota United past Toronto FC

His three goals in the 4-3 victory were a first for the club in the MLS era.


World Cup experience 'a dream' for Minnesota United's Calvo

Calvo played a total of 105 minutes at the World Cup, starting Costa Rica's 1-0 loss to Serbia and coming on as a sub in the team's 2-0 loss to Brazil before sitting out the 2-2 draw with Switzerland.


Minnesota United needs run of wins to get in playoff contention

The Loons sit in ninth place nearly halfway through the season.