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.


Minnesota United coach Adrian Heath hopes Luis Amarilla will return

The Loons striker, on loan from an Argentinian team, missed most of the 2020 season because of an injury.


Minnesota United goal scorer Kevin Molino is living up to his 'Hot Boi' nickname

The Loons veteran is on a scoring tear, with help from Emanuel Reynoso.


Loons could wind up hosting MLS Cup final

Minnesota United will play for the league title at home if eighth-seeded New England wins Sunday at third-seeded Columbus in the Eastern final and if the Loons beat the defending MLS Cup champion Sounders on Monday.


St. Clair establishes himself as standout in Loons' playoff surge

Minnesota United goalkeeper Dayne St. Clair had another clean sheet Thursday night as the Loons advanced to the MLS Western Conference final.


Loons stun Sporting KC with first-half thunder, move within one game of MLS Cup

Minnesota United scored three times in a 12-minute stretch, winning for the first time ever in Kansas City and moving into Monday night's Western Conference title match in Seattle.


Minnesota United to get little rest after advancing to Western Conference final

Minnesota United's 3-0 victory over top-seeded Sporting Kansas City in a Western Conference semifinal Thursday means the Loons now get only three full days' preparation before Monday's conference final.


3M champion Michael Thompson talks about life as a golf 'late bloomer'

The victory in Minnesota opened some doors for the 35-year-old Georgian.


'Blue Hell' might not be as hot for Loons in MLS playoff semifinal

Minnesota United knows better than most MLS teams why Sporting Kansas City's home field is called "Blue Hell."


Loons' MLS playoff game moves to fill network's Thursday football spot

The Loons will travel to Kansas City in a game that was moved from Wednesday. It will be shown on FOX as a replacement for a postponed NFL game.


Loons' attackers clicking like never before as next playoff game nears

Robin Lod, Kevin Molino and Emanuel Reynoso have led a charge to 18 goals in past 11 games.