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Megan Ryan leaves the United beat. 'Let's see what's next'

Megan Ryan leaves the United beat. 'Let's see what's next'

Jerry Zgoda is the new United beat writer for the Star Tribune.


New Allianz Field's CONCACAF Gold Cup in June a sellout

New Allianz Field's CONCACAF Gold Cup in June a sellout

Host Minnesota United FC announce June 18 doubleheader fastest sellout in the event's history.


Loons renew defender Kallman's contract through 2020

Loons renew defender Kallman's contract through 2020

Veteran defender and Woodbury's own signs a contract extension that will keep him with his home team through 2020.


Documentary looks inside Minnesota United's Wonderwall

Documentary looks inside Minnesota United's Wonderwall

A new documentary, airing at 6 p.m. Tuesday on FSN North, details how Minnesota United's supporter groups have come together to form the "Wonderwall" as the team heads to new Allianz Field.


Loons goalkeeper Lampson earns MLS humanitarian award

Parker Ehrreich, 12, a Hodgkin's lymphoma patient, gets a visit from Minnesota United goalkeeper Matt Lampson.

The cancer survivor created his own LampStrong Foundation to help youth cancer patients.


Loons likely to use Konopka as emergency backup goalkeeper

Loons likely to use Konopka as emergency backup goalkeeper

The 33-year-old has been training with United for several months and will backup Matt Lampson, with starter Bobby Shuttleworth and third-choice Alex Kapp injured.


LA's Ibrahimovic on Loons' Sunday crowd: `They're all on our side'

LA's Ibrahimovic on Loons' Sunday crowd: `They're all on our side'

L.A. Galaxy's Zlatan Ibrahimovich backs up his words with his play, again and again


Matt Lampson in, Romario Ibarra among those out for Minnesota United today

Matt Lampson in, Romario Ibarra among those out for Minnesota United today

Loon shuffle lineup to account for injuries to Bobby Shuttleworth and Romario Ibarra, among others, and absences for national-team play


Goalkeeper Matt Lampson 'amped' and 'focused' for first start since April

Goalkeeper Matt Lampson 'amped' and 'focused' for first start since April

The Loons' veteran goalkeeper is expected to start Saturday afternoon's game against Colorado for injured Bobby Shuttleworth


Heath harvests 'food for thought' as Loons move past dismal loss

Minnesota United FC and coach Adrian Heath returned to training in the rain Tuesday after their 5-1 loss at Philadelphia on Saturday ended what hope r

'We had a good chat,' Minnesota United coach Adrian Heath said after the team resumed training for the first time since its 5-1 loss at Philadelphia that eliminated the Loons from playoff contention.


Ibarra not-so-quietly contributing for Minnesota United

Ibarra not-so-quietly contributing for Minnesota United

In addition to the winger' s on-field responsibilities, he has taken on a new role as primary translator for the team's South American contingent.


Talented Brazilian soccer trio form budding partnership for Loons

Minnesota United midfielder Ibson

Fernando Bob and Maximiano, along with Loons veteran Ibson, said in an unusual conversation Thursday that they are settling in and adapting well to life in MLS.


Loons lament targeting of Quintero

Loons lament targeting of Quintero

United's Darwin Quintero is fouled often, but the referees rarely blow the whistle, according to coach Adrian Heath.


Rodriguez returns to Loons bench vs. Portland Timbers

The Loons have a very interesting starting lineup heading into this game.


Alexi Gomez out for Minnesota United game at D.C. United

Alexi Gomez out for Minnesota United game at D.C. United

The winger wasn't at practice on Tuesday at the National Sports Center.


Loons star Quintero likely to return from injury next week

Loons star Quintero likely to return from injury next week

Minnesota United has reached the part of the season when injuries and suspensions start to stack up and thin the roster.


Loons playmaker Quintero will miss second-consecutive game

Loons playmaker Quintero will miss second-consecutive game

The Loons' goal-minded designated player been dealing with a calf strain and won't play at Sporting Kansas City on Saturday.


Loons outside back Jerome Thiesson nearing full strength

Loons outside back Jerome Thiesson nearing full strength

Thiesson, who hasn't played since May 20 with a calf injury, participated in Tuesday's full practice.


United management explains why fan-favorite Ramirez was sold

Minnesota United forward Christian Ramirez (21) was congratulated by his teammates after scoring on an outside shot in the first half.

Coach Adrian Heath and sporting director Manny Lagos called it the right decision, even if it is unpopular with the fan base.


United captain calls for Ramirez/Rodriguez comparisons to stop

United captain calls for Ramirez/Rodriguez comparisons to stop

The center back implored the media to cease dividing the team.