ACQUIRED: Signed from Sporting Gijon on July 17, 2019
The attacking midfielder joined the Loons from Sporting de Gijon, where he first played in 2018, making his debut with the Liga 2 side on August 26, where he scored his first goal against Tarragona. During his time with Sporting de Gijon, Lod played 1,212 minutes across 77 games and with four goals. Lod currently represents Finland on the Finland National Team. Lod made his international debut in 2013 at age 20 and has since had more than 30 caps for the national team, including an appearance in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
Lod began his senior club career playing for Klubi-04 before making his league debut for HJK at age 18 in 2011. He helped HJK win the Veikkausliiga during his second season with the club, then proceeded to help the club win three successive Veikkausliiga titles, the Finnish Cup and the Finnish League Cup. In his time at HJK, he was teammates with Schuller from 2012-2015. Across four seasons with HJK, Lod played in 120 games, with 21 goals, 17 assists and was selected as Player of the Year after the 2014 season. Ahead of the 2015-2016 season, Lod joined Panathinaikos of the Greece Superleague where he played for three years, with eight goals and 4,773 minutes across 68 games before signing with Sporting de Gijon in 2018.
2020: Made first start on March 1 at POR...Scored first MLS goal on March 7 at SJ...Scored first MLS is Back Tournament goal on July 28 vs CLB...Scored second MLS is Back Tournament goal and first MLS is Back Tournament assist on August 1 vs SJ...Scored second and third goals on September 6 vs RSL...Provided first assist of the regular season on September 9 vs FCD...Scored fourth goal on September 19 at HOU...Scored fifth goal on September 23 at CLB...Provided second assist on October 18 vs HOU...Scored sixth goal on October 28 vs COL...Scored seventh goal on November 4 vs CHI...Provided third, fourth and fifth assists of the year on November 8 vs FCD...Scored first MLS Cup Playoffs goal on November 22 vs COL
2019: Made MNUFC debut on August 4 vs POR...Made first MNUFC start in the Open Cup on August 7 vs POR...Scored first Open Cup goal on August 27 at ATL