MLS Disciplinary Committee suspends Houston's Adam Lundkvist, fines two more
The MLS Disciplinary Committee has issued one suspension and two fines following Week 19 of the 2020 MLS regular season. Gonzalez Pirez simulation/embellishment
HOW ACQUIRED: Transferred from IF Elfsborg on Apr. 26, 2018, using Targeted Allocation Money.
Lundkvist is a left-footed fullback comfortable in possession who could play on both sides. After a decent showing in 2018, he locked down a regular starting spot in 2019 and that continued in 2020 with 21 starts
INTERNATIONAL: Lundkvist has represented the Swedish national team at several age levels, playing for the Under-17, Under-18, Under-19, Under-21, and Under-23 national teams before earning his first cap with the Swedish national team against Estonia in a 1-1 draw on January 6, 2016. Shortly after his international debut, Lundqvist recorded his first international assist in a 3-0 win against Finland. Later that year, Lundqvist was called to represent Sweden in the 2016 Rio Olympics and started in all three group stage games. Most recently, the Nyköping, Sweden native represented his country in the 2017 UEFA European U-21 Championships where he started in two of the group stage matches.
OUTSIDE MLS: After developing in the IF Elfsborg Academy and playing for the club’s Under-19 side, Lundqvist joined the first team in 2011 at just 18 years of age. During his tenure, he played in 109 games in the Swedish Allsvenskan (first division) scoring three goals and recording 15 assists. In the 2013-14 season, the Swedish international helped Di Gule win the Svenska Cup and reach the group stage of the UEFA Europa League.
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