Megan Ryan | Star Tribune
Reporter | Minnesota United, MLS

Megan Ryan is a sports reporter at the Star Tribune covering Minnesota United and Major League Soccer. She frequently helps cover various other sports, including the Minnesota Wild and Gophers athletics.

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).

Parise over illness, feels ready to play Saturday for Wild

Zach Parise, who missed Thursday's game, said he felt OK at practice Friday and anticipated feeling even closer to full health for the game Saturday.

Gophers hockey opens six-game homestand with overtime loss to St. Lawrence

The Gophers rallied for two goals in the third period to tie, but St. Lawence's Michael Ederer spoiled the effort.

Gophers hockey concentrating on improving, not on Big Ten opponents

Gophers first-year coach Bob Motzko says it will take time to know league foes.

Cutesy Gophers hockey routed by Mavericks in series opener

The Gophers allowed goals in the first minute of the second and third periods of a 5-1 loss to MSU Mankato. "There's just a lot of cuteness to our team that doesn't belong in hockey," coach Bob Motzko said.

Gophers goalie situation is a good problem to have

Head coach Bob Motzko says Mat Robson and Eric Schierhorn both have been outstanding.

Loons face an unwelcome repeat vs. Columbus in regular-season finale

The Loons, already eliminated from playoff contention, face Columbus at Mapfre Stadium on Sunday in the final regular-season game with a dubious distinction possible.

In Year 2, Loons' fortunes were better off the field than in games

Minnesota United's business side is, in many ways, thriving, with a new soccer-specific stadium set to open. But the on-field product has lagged as its second MLS season draws to a close Sunday.

Loons close out TCF Bank Stadium rental with '50k to Midway'

Minnesota United officials expect 52,000 fans Sunday afternoon for the Loons' match with L.A. Galaxy, the final game at TCF Bank Stadium before Allianz Field opens next spring.

Wild's veterans leading push through team's sluggish start

Young players have been reveling in watching the big-name players on the roster work.

Dubnyk bright spot in Wild's slow start while offense seeks answers

A four-day stretch between an overtime loss to Vegas and Thursday's match with Chicago has the team reconfiguring forward lines.