Nick Hagglund

Nicholas Hagglund (born September 14, 1992) is an American professional soccer player who plays as a defender for FC Cincinnati in Major League Soccer.

Nick Hagglund
Hagglund with FC Cincinnati in 2019
Personal information
Full name Nicholas Stuart Hagglund
Date of birth (1992-09-14) September 14, 1992
Place of birth Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
FC Cincinnati
Number 14
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 Xavier Musketeers 81 (4)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2018 Toronto FC 88 (5)
2015–2018Toronto FC II (loan) 6 (1)
2019– FC Cincinnati 22 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 7, 2019


Xavier University

Hagglund played four years of college soccer at Xavier University. He made 81 appearances, starting in 80, while scoring four goals and adding 11 assists. Hagglund was named Big East Defensive Player of the Year for 2013, along with First Team All-Big East honors. During his collegiate career he has also earned A-10 Defensive Player honors, and was named to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team. In his freshman campaign he was named to Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team and Atlantic 10 All-Tournament Team.[1]

Toronto FC

On January 16, 2014 Hagglund was drafted in the first round (10th overall) of the 2014 MLS SuperDraft by Toronto FC.[1]

Hagglund made his professional debut in a 2–0 win over the Columbus Crew on April 5, 2014.[2]

On September 27, 2014 Hagglund scored his first 2 goals in a 3–2 come from behind home victory against the Portland Timbers.[3]

In August 2015, Hagglund was temporarily loaned to Toronto's lower division USL club, Toronto FC II.[4]

On November 30, 2016, Hagglund scored the goal that put Toronto FC ahead 3–2 against the Montreal Impact in the Eastern Conference Final. This tied the aggregate score at 5–5, and sent the game into extra time. Toronto FC went on to score 2 in extra time to win the game 5–2 and earn their first-ever appearance in the MLS Cup against the Seattle Sounders.[5]

FC Cincinnati

On January 23, 2019, Hagglund was traded to his hometown team FC Cincinnati ahead of their inaugural season in MLS. Cincinnati received the No. 24 Allocation Ranking and Hagglund from Toronto in exchange for $200,000 in General Allocation Money in 2019, $100,000 in Targeted Allocation Money in 2020 and the No. 1 Allocation Ranking.[6]

Career statistics

As of match played on May 4, 2019.[7][8]
Toronto FC2014MLS 25220272
2015MLS 1202000140
2016MLS 160406[lower-alpha 1]1261
2017MLS 150004[lower-alpha 1]0190
2018MLS 203404[lower-alpha 2]01[lower-alpha 3]0253
Toronto FC II (loan)2015USL 1010
2016USL 4141
2018USL 1010
FC Cincinnati2019MLS 1000000
Career totals1046120401111217
  1. Appearances in the MLS Cup playoffs.
  2. Appearances in the CONCACAF Champions League.
  3. Appearance in the Campeones Cup.



Toronto FC:[7]


  • Big East Defensive Player of the Year: 2013[1]
  • All-Big East First Team: 2013[1]


  1. "Nick Hagglund Player Profile". Major League Soccer. Retrieved September 20, 2015.
  2. "Columbus Crew 0, Toronto FC 2 MLS Match Recap". Major League Soccer. Retrieved September 20, 2015.
  3. "Toronto FC 3, Portland Timbers 2 MLS Match Recap". Major League Soccer. Retrieved September 20, 2015.
  4. "Konopka and Hagglund Loaned to Toronto FC II". August 19, 2015. Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  5. "Toronto FC 5, Montreal Impact 2 2016 MLS Cup Playoffs Recap". Major League Soccer. Retrieved December 2, 2016.
  6. January 23, 20193:42PM EST (January 23, 2019). "Club Acquires Defender Nick Hagglund". FC Cincinnati. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
  7. Nick Hagglund at Soccerway
  8. "Nick Hagglund » Club matches". World Football. Retrieved January 7, 2019.
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