HOW ACQUIRED: Transferred from Boca Juniors and signed as a Designated Player on July 27, 2016. Signed an extension through 2023 on Dec. 16, 2020
Lodeiro, who guided the Sounders to a fourth appearance in MLS Cup in five years in 2020, has quickly inserted himself into the conversation regarding best-ever Sounders. Since joining Seattle in 2016, Lodeiro has amassed a combined 91 goals and assists from 121 MLS regular season matches, in addition to his eight goals and 10 assists in 21 games in the postseason.
INTERNATIONAL: A native of Paysandú, Uruguay, Lodeiro appeared for Uruguay in South Africa in 2010 and again in Brazil in 2014, and boasts 60 caps, along with five goals, with La Celeste since his debut in 2009. He also won the Copa America title with Uruguay in 2011 and appeared for the team in the Copa America Centenario.
OUTSIDE MLS: Joined the Sounders after previously playing in four countries and with two of the world’s most storied franchises – he signed with Dutch side Ajax at just 20 years old and most recently suited up for iconic Argentine club Boca Juniors – and with two World Cups under his belt.
NOTES: MLS Newcomer of the Year (2016) ... MLS Best XI (2020)