Lars Eckenrode

Lars Konstantin Eckenrode (born March 24, 1995) is an American professional soccer player who plays for South Georgia Tormenta FC in USL League One.

Lars Eckenrode
Personal information
Full name Lars Konstantin Eckenrode
Date of birth (1995-03-24) March 24, 1995
Place of birth West Springfield, Virginia, United States
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Centerback
Club information
Current team
South Georgia Tormenta
Number 4
Youth career
2011–2013 D.C. United
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2016 Michigan Wolverines 68 (1)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014 D.C. United U-23
2015–2016 AFC Ann Arbor 4 (1)
2017–2018 Toronto FC II 18 (0)
2019– South Georgia Tormenta 4 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 21, 2019


College & Youth

Eckenrode grew up in West Springfield, Virginia and played soccer for the West Springfield Spartans. After a decorated club and high school career, he attended the University of Michigan for four years, where he played for the Wolverines. Scoring once in 68 appearances, while also recording 2 assists, he was named to the Big Ten All-Rookie Team in 2013 and College Sports Madness Preseason All-Big Ten Team in 2014.[1]

During his time in college, Eckenrode also spent time with National Premier Soccer League sides D.C. United U-23 and AFC Ann Arbor.[2][3]


Eckenrode was drafted in the fourth round, 83rd overall, in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft by Toronto FC on January 17, 2017.[4] He signed with United Soccer League side Toronto FC II on March 16, 2017.[5] Eckenrode made his professional debut on March 25, 2017, in a 1-0 victory over Phoenix Rising.[6] He missed the majority of the 2017 season as he was rehabbing from an injury. On March 23, 2018, Toronto FC II re-signed Eckenrode.[7]

On December 11, 2018, Eckenrode signed with Tormenta FC of the newly founded USL League One.[8] He scored his first goal on April 14, 2019 in a 1–1 draw with Orlando City B.[9]


  1. "Lars Eckenrode". Board of Regents of the University of Michigan. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  2. "Lars Eckenrode". National Premier Soccer League. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  3. "D.C. United U23 NPSL vs. ASA Charge". National Premier Soccer League. June 20, 2014. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  4. "Eckenrode Becomes First AFC Ann Arbor Player Drafted to MLS". January 23, 2017. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  5. "Toronto FC II Signs Lars Eckenrode". MLS. March 16, 2017. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  6. "Phoenix Rising FC vs Toronto FC II". United Soccer League. March 25, 2017. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  7. "Toronto FC II signs Lars Eckenrode". March 23, 2018. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  8. "Tormenta FC Signs Former Toronto FC II Player Lars Eckenrode". Tormenta FC. Retrieved December 11, 2018.
  9. "Orlando City B vs. Tormenta 1–1". Perform Group. Retrieved May 5, 2019.

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