Updated August 4, 2022
ARNÓR INGVI TRAUSTASON AT A GLANCE:
- Currently in his second season in MLS, having logged 43 appearances, including 24 starts, two goals and eight assists over 1,924 minutes played since debuting for New England in 2021.
- Icelandic attacker arrived in New England with more than 275 appearances across all competitions in the top flights of Sweden, Greece, Austria, Norway, and Iceland.
- Has collected 44 international caps with the Iceland National Team, appearing in the 2018 FIFA World Cup and 2016 European Championship.
- Two-time Swedish champion featured for Malmö FF from 2018-21, helping capture the 2020 Allsvenskan title.
- Owns 34 combined appearances in UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League competition.
- Won the 2018 Greek Super League 1 title with AEK Athens, the 2015 Allsvenskan championship, and the 2015 Swedish Cup with IFK Norrköping.
- Began pro career in 2010 with hometown club Keflavík ÍF of the Icelandic Úrvalsedeild.
MLS CAREER: Appeared in 43 games with 24 starts since signing with New England in March 2021, contributing two goals and eight assists across 1,924 minutes played…Added one appearance in the Eastern Conference Semifinal round of the 2021 MLS Cup Playoffs…Also started for New England in two matches during the 2022 Concacaf Champions League, playing 109 minutes.
2022: Has made nine appearances, making three starts, in MLS so far this season, recording one assist and completing 80.8 percent of his passes…(3/9) vs. PUM: Made season debut in the first leg of the SCCL Quarterfinals, logging 64 minues…(3/12) vs. RSL: Appeared in first regular season match of the year, starting and playing 60 minutes with a season-high two shots…(4/9) vs. MCF: Registered first assist of the season in a 57-minute effort...(5/11) vs. CIN: Made U.S. Open Cup debut, playing all 90 minutes and winning all 10 of his duels...(5/15) at ATL: Matched his MLS career high with three shots in an 11-minute shift on the road.
2021: Transferred to New England from Malmö FF and signed to a two-year contract with an additional one-year team option on March 16, 2021…Appeared in 29 games – 19 of them starts – in debut MLS season, contributing two goals and seven assists across 1,460 minutes played…Ranked tied for third on the team in assists and tied for seventh in appearances…Added one appearance in the Eastern Conference Semifinal round of the MLS Cup Playoffs…(4/24) vs. DC: Made MLS and Revolution debut in the 1-0…Played 82 minutes and registered one shot on target…(5/1) vs. ATL: Started a second consecutive match along the left wing, registering one shot on target in the 2-1 win…(5/22) vs. NY: Registered first two assists of MLS career in the 3-1 win…Earned bench spot on MLS Team of the Week…(7/21) at MIA: Scored first goals in MLS with a brace in 5-0 road win…Started and played all 90 minutes…Earned MLS Team of the Week honors…(7/25) vs. MTL: Logged third assist of the season in 63-minute performance…(7/31) at NYRB: Reached the scoresheet for the third consecutive match with an assist in 3-2 road win…Played 74 minutes…(8/18) vs. DC: Recorded one assist in 72-minute performance…Ejected in the 72nd minute after picking up second yellow card…Served one-game suspension on 8/21…(9/3) at PHI: Assisted Matt Polster’s game winning goal…Ejected in 59th minute after picking up second yellow card…Served one-game suspension on 9/11…(9/22) at CHI: Collected one assist in 3-2 road win…(9/25) vs. ORL: Appeared as a substitute and played the closing minutes of the 2-1 victory…(10/24) at ORL: Started and played 64 minutes in the 2-2 draw on the road…Logged two shots…(11/7) vs. MIA: Played 30 minutes as a substitute in the final match of the regular season…Postseason: (11/30) vs. NYC: Made MLS Cup Playoffs debut with a 24-minute performance as a substitute in 2-2 draw in Eastern Conference Semifinal.
CLUB CAREER OUTSIDE OF MLS: Owns more than 275 appearances in all competitions across time with Keflavík ÍF, Sandnes Ulf, IFK Norrköping, Rapid Wien, AEK Athens, and Malmö FF…Arrives in MLS after 11 professional seasons in Europe, including the last four in Sweden’s top-flight Allsvenskan with Malmö FF…Additional experience includes stints in Greece’s Super League 1, the Austrian Bundesliga, Iceland’s Úrvalsedeild, and Norway’s Eliteserien….Joined Malmö FF in 2018 and made 109 appearances across all competitions with 17 goals and 20 assists for the club, including four appearances in UEFA Champions League and 30 appearances in UEFA Europa League play…Helped Malmö win the 2020 Allsvenskan title…Tied a single-season career high with seven goals in league play in 2019…Prior to joining Malmo, spent the 2016-17 campaign with Austrian Bundesliga side Rapid Wien…Scored three goals and added four assists in 25 appearances for the Austrian side…Completed a brief loan stint to Greek Super League 1 side AEK Athens during year with Rapid Wien…Played in five games for Athens, helping team capture the 2017-18 Greek championship...Spent three seasons from 2014-16 with Swedish Allsvenskan side IFK Norrköping, registering 16 goals and 19 assists across more than 5,000 minutes played…Helped lead Norrköping to a double in 2015, winning the league title as well as that season’s Swedish Cup…Set career highs in minutes played, appearances, and goals in 2015…Began professional career with hometown club, Keflavík ÍF of the Icelandic Úrvalsedeild, in 2010…Played for the club until 2013, collecting 14 goals in 56 appearances across all competitions…Completed a loan assignment to Norwegian top-flight outfit Sandnes Ulf in 2012.
NATIONAL TEAM CAREER (ICELAND): Has collected 44 international caps for the Iceland national team dating back to senior-team debut in 2012…Scored first career international goal in a friendly against Finland in January 2016, the lone goal in a 1-0 win…Named to Iceland’s squad for the 2016 European Championship, the first time the country qualified for the biannual continental tournament…Scored the game-winning goal in a group stage game against Austria that propelled Iceland into the knockout phase of the tournament, ultimately helping the team reach the Quarterfinal…Named to Iceland’s match day squad for all three of its group stage games in the 2018 FIFA World Cup…Made one appearance in a 2-1 loss to eventual runner-up Croatia…Appeared in nine games during Iceland’s qualifying campaign for Euro 2020…Captained Iceland for a pair of friendlies in March 2020 against Uganda and South Korea…Represented Iceland at the Under-21, Under-19, and Under-17 youth international levels.
PERSONAL: Married with one child, a daughter…Played basketball growing up and remains a fan of the NBA…Avid Formula 1 fan…Supports the Seattle Seahawks (NFL).