San Jose's Nathan, New England's Traustason fined by MLS Disciplinary Committee
Following Week 20 of the 2021 MLS season, two players have been fined for their failure to leave the field in a timely manner after a red-card dismissal.
Updated October 6, 2021
ARNÓR INGVI TRAUSTASON AT A GLANCE:
MLS CAREER: (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…Has appeared in 25 games – 18 of them starts – in debut MLS season, contributing two goals and seven assists across 1,355 minutes played…Ranks tied for second on the team in assists…(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.
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 37 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…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).
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