Haugsdal signed with Brann in November 2008. He made his debut for Brann in a pre season friendly against Legia Warszawa on 24 January 2009. After playing in Brann 2 for in the most of the 2009 season, Haugsdal debuted in the Norwegian Premier League on 1 November 2009 against Rosenborg BK when he was used as a substitute. Haugsdal scored his first official Brann goal on 10 June 2011 in a league match against Sogndal.
Brann did not offer Haugsdal a new contract after the 2011 season. and he joined Stabæk on a free transfer and signed a two-year contract with the club on 16 February 2012