Team of the Week presented by Audi: Toronto stay rolling, Minnesota find another gear in Week 7
Toronto FC ensured MLS Week 7 ended with no more undefeated teams, and now they lead the Team of the Week presented by Audi.
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.
2022: Made first start on February 26 at PHI...Scored first goal of the year on February 26 at PHI...Scored second goal of the season on April 16 vs COL...Provided first assist of the season on April 16 vs. COL...Scored third goal of the season on April 23 vs CHI
2021: Made first start on April 16 at SEA...Scored first goal of the year on April 24 vs RSL...Provided first assist of the season on May 8 at COL...Provided second assist of the season on May 12 vs VAN...Scored his second goal on May 15 vs DAL...Scored third goal on July 18 vs SEA...Scored fourth goal on July 24 vs POR...Provided third assist of the season on July 28 at LAFC...Scored fifth goal on July 31 at VAN...Scored sixth goal on August 7 vs HOU...Provided fourth assist on September 18 vs LA...Scored seventh goal on September 25 vs HOU...Provided fifth assist of the season on September 25 vs HOU...Scored eighth goal on October 20 vs PHI...Scored ninth goal on November 7 at LA
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
MLS All-Stars to face the LIGA MX All-Stars in the 2022 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target on August 10