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.


Nancy Lopez heads field for August Minnesota LPGA Legends tourney

Organizers call the Land O'Lakes Legend Classic a "celebration of women's golf" from junior to senior in a state that has produced three U.S. Women's Open champions.


With several top players hurting, Loons coach keeps looking for spark

Adrian Heath called his team "passive" and unsure after Saturday's 1-0 loss to Austin FC.


Mistakes need fixing to overcome Loons' winless start to the season

Lack of goals, individual lapses have Minnesota United in last place in the MLS West.


New Loons striker Abila available to play against Austin FC

After sitting out a week, it isn't certain whether Ramon Abila is likelier to start or come off the bench.


Real Salt Lake goalkeeper, two Loons' players fined in ball-booting incident

Goalkeeper David Ochoa and Minnesota United's Hassani Dotson and Chase Gasper were fined by MLS for their actions last weekend.


McMaster showing early on why Minnesota United had faith in him

Justin McMaster, the No. 17 pick in the MLS SuperDraft, entered in the second half and earned an assist on the Loons' lone goal.


French team bids adieu to striker Hunou, wishes him well with Loons

Adrien Hunou is an attacking midfielder who can play a left-side role that has identified as a team need after Kevin Molino departed.


After experiencing Seattle, Loons thrilled to have fans for opener

Social-distancing guidelines will limit Allianz Field's 19,000 capacity to fewer than that — 4,100 fans for now — for the home opener against Real Salt Lake.


Loons, Sounders join for racial and social justice in pregame circle

Minnesota United midfielder Wil Trapp called the gesture a move to "leverage your platform for awareness."


'Cruel game': Loons open season with 4-0 loss at Seattle

Seeking revenge at Lumen Field four months after its season abruptly ended there in the MLS Western Conference final, Minnesota United instead endured a second-half thrashing.