Minnesota United Reportedly Close to Signing Finnish Midfielder Robin Lod

Robin Lod. Photo by Vesa Moilanen/Shutterstock

Minnesota United continues to add pieces that could help the team continue the climb on the MLS Western Conference standings. According to The Athletic’s Sam Stejskal, Minnesota is finalizing a deal with Finnish midfielder Robin Lod.

Lod spent the 2018/19 season with Spain’s Segunda Division side Sporting Gijon. He played in 23 games and scored on four occasions.

Stejskal adds that Lod will be acquired using Targeted Allocation Money (TAM), with the team intending to use him to cover the left attacking side of the field.

Robin Lod played his early career in native Finland before deciding to join Greek powerhouse Panathinaikos in 2015. He made 75 appearances in Greece and managed to score 12 goals.

Lod is also a Finland international since 2013 and has played 33 matches for the nation’s senior team.

Reportedly, Minnesota United will remain active on the market after acquiring Lod, as the team looks for reinforcement on the left-back position. This proved to be the team’s weak spot this season after former captain Francisco Calvo was traded early in the year.