Reporter | Minnesota United FC

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.

Timberwolves thump Grizzlies behind Mike Conley's double-double

The Wolves won for the 11th time in 13 games and kept Memphis winless at home.

McDaniels hurts ankle; Alexander-Walker steps up with solid defense

Nickeil Alexander-Walker did a little bit of everything in the Wolves win over the Knicks, scoring in double-digits and working to slow down New York guard Jalen Brunson.

Best in the West: Wolves first by themselves after smothering Knicks

Beating the Knicks 117-100 maintained the Wolves' perfect record at Target Center and offered more evidence that personnel moves made by the team are paying off big.

Minnesota United CEO Ballard says GM El-Ahmad will be worth the wait

Loons General Manager Khaled El-Ahmad is under contract with an English club through next summer, which could affect the timeline for the hiring of a new head coach.

Minnesota United returning to Coachella Valley Invitational in February

The Loons will play exhibition games in California, as they did last preseason in MLS' version of spring training.

Loons hire Khaled El-Ahmad from England as chief soccer officer

The Loons filled their vacant general manager's post with Khaled El-Ahmad, who had been CEO and Sporting Director for Barnsley in England's League One.

Quickest offseason in sports: 11 dates to know for Minnesota United

The Loons are in a holding pattern now, preparing to hire a new general manager and a new coach. But once things get moving, a lot will happen fast.

Minnesota United roster analysis: Decisions about players must be made

The Loons will have a new coach, and likely a new general manager, tasked with deciding which of Heath's acquisitions remain in the team's plans.

No Heath, no playoffs: Where do the Loons go next?

For the first time in its MLS tenure, the team will look for a new coach and general manager on top of the usual offseason roster shuffling.

Loons' season, MLS playoff streak end with 3-1 loss to Sporting KC

Michael Boxall scored the Loons' lone goal on a free-kick header — not near enough for a team that needed to win to reach the playoffs.