Andy Greder, Pioneer Press

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Minneapolis, MN, United States

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Recent articles by Andy:

Nine numbers that show Minnesota United’s struggles in 2022 – Twin Cities

One-third of the MLS season in the books, and Minnesota United needs a plot twist. It’s been the same old story: The Loons’ lack of goal scoring has been glaring and bringing them down, but g… → Read More

Gophers football OK with Big Ten ditching divisions if rivalry games remain

Maintaining annual games vs. Wisconsin and Iowa are the Gophers’ top priority. → Read More

Young Loons fullback D.J. Taylor hungry to keep spot among veteran competition

On Wednesday, Minnesota United opened its locker-room doors to reporters at Allianz Field for the first time since the pandemic shut down MLS in 2020 and then restricted access out of precaution in… → Read More

Loons battle back for a 1-1 draw with L.A. Galaxy

At first, it was Bond, Jonathan Bond. Then it was Robin Hood, er, Robin Lod. Bond, the Los Angeles Galaxy goalkeeper, saved six Minnesota United shots Wednesday. Then Lod, the Loons forward, scored… → Read More

Five takeaways from Minnesota United’s salary figures for 2022 – Twin Cities

Minnesota United forward Adrien Hunou is the 17th-highest paid player in MLS, according to MLS Players Association figures shared Tuesday. The 28-year-old Frenchman’s guaranteed compensation for 20… → Read More

Loons have team meeting to try to stem losing streak

There haven’t been many pre-practice team meetings led by Minnesota United manager Adrian Heath during the 17 months that midfielder Wil Trapp has been with the club. But amid a 2-5-0 skid in their… → Read More

Gophers make top four schools for prized recruit Jaxon Howard

The Gophers football program made the top four options for prized in-state recruit Jaxon Howard on Monday. The four-star prospect from Robbinsdale Cooper High School put Minnesota alongside Miami (… → Read More

Hapless in Seattle: Loons lose lead in 3-1 loss to Sounders

Minnesota United’s game Sunday had a distinct 2017-18 vibe. The Loons lost by multiple goals — with poor defending a reason why — and it left manager Adrian Heath furious. MNUFC’s 3-1 defeat at Sea… → Read More

Loons continue to seek any positivity at Seattle Sounders

The Seattle Sounders solidified their status as Major League Soccer’s top-class organization when they became the league’s first club to win the CONCACAF Champions League in late April. Minnesota U… → Read More

Emanuel Reynoso’s late goal lifts Loons to 2-1 U.S. Open Cup victory over Rapids – Twin Cities

A playmaking virtuoso from Emanuel Reynoso put Minnesota United through in the U.S. Open Cup, and it was well worth the wait. After the Loons’ round of 32 match resumed from a 17-hour delay a… → Read More

Ranking Gophers football’s in-state recruits under P.J. Fleck

The Gophers have put 22 in-state high school football players on scholarship since head coach P.J. Fleck’s tenure started in 2017. Pioneer Press beat reporter Andy Greder ranks them in a vari… → Read More

Gophers football building 2023 recruiting class with big in-state linemen

In P.J. Fleck’s six recruiting classes, the U has signed an average of 3.6 scholarship players from Minnesota. → Read More

Lightning delays Loons’ U.S. Open Cup game Wednesday – Twin Cities

Minnesota United’s U.S. Open Cup game against Colorado Rapids on Wednesday night was delayed for more than three hours and eventually postponed until 1 p.m. Thursday. Severe weather, includin… → Read More

Loons will revamp lineup for U.S. Open Cup game vs. Colorado

Minnesota United had a complete makeover of its game-day roster from its MLS game against Colorado Rapids on April 16 to the Loons’ first U.S. Open Cup match against Forward Madison on April … → Read More

Loons to host Everton in midseason friendly at Allianz Field

Adrian Heath will have his allegiances tested one day this summer when the beloved English club of his playing days, Everton, faces the American outfit he’s dedicated six years to as manager … → Read More

Top jokes, anecdotes and nuggets from the Gophers’ Coaches Caravan – Twin Cities

The Gophers’ Coaches Caravan returned Monday after a two-year, pandemic-forced hiatus. With one-liners, anecdotes and nuggets of information shared at the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretu… → Read More

Gophers add combo guard from Dartmouth in NCAA transfer portal

“Excited to announce my commitment to the University of Minnesota!!” Samuels said on Twitter. → Read More

Minnesota United’s Finnish players see slice of native country at Loons games – Twin Cities

On any given match day at Allianz Field, Minnesota United supporters in the south end of the St. Paul stadium will bring their own unique flags to waive. For a few bigger games, fans will have sequ… → Read More

Gophers basketball: Incoming Dawson Garcia needs hardship waiver to play next season

Former McDonald’s All-American Dawson Garcia is officially a Gophers men’s basketball player, but the Prior Lake native needs a waiver to be eligible for the upcoming season. The NCAA now allows st… → Read More

Q&A: United owner Bill McGuire on state of the Loons and development in St. Paul’s Midway – Twin Cities

Minnesota United’s principle owner wants his MLS club to be consistent winner, one capable of peaking and winning a championship. → Read More