HOW ACQUIRED: Transferred from Sporting Gijon and signed on July 16, 2019.
Lod is a versatile midfielder who can play either in the middle or on the left and provides Adrian Heath a lot of options going forward. He made six starts in 10 appearances since arriving midway through the 2019 season.
INTERNATIONAL: Lod has made 39 appearances for the Finland national team, making his international debut in 2013 at age 20. He's made appearance in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers and helped Finland reach the 2020 UEFA European Championships.
OUTSIDE MLS: Lod began his professional career with 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. 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.