2015 (Columbus): Made 21 total appearances in his rst season with Crew SC: 16 appearances (four starts) at left midfield, three appearances at right midfield and two appearances at central attacking midfield ... made his debut MLS and Black & Gold appearances with a start against Houston (March 7) ... entered as a substitute in the home opener against Toronto FC (March 14) ... started his first match at MAPFRE Stadium against the New York Red Bulls (March 28) ... came on at central attacking midfield against Vancouver (April 8) ... entered as a substitute at right midfield at New England (April 11) and at left midfield vs. Orlando (April 18), vs. Philadelphia (April 25), at D.C. United (May 2) and vs. Seattle (May 9) ... came on at right midfield at San Jose (May 16) and vs. Chicago (May 22) ... came on at halftime in the club’s international friendly vs. Valencia CF (May 27) ... made a substitute appearance at left midfield at Orlando (May 30) ... started his third match of the season against Montreal (June 6) at left midfield ... came on as a substitute at central attacking midfield against New England (June 24) and at left midfield at Real Salt Lake (June 27), vs. New York (July 4), at Chicago (July 15), vs. Chicago (July 19) and vs. Toronto FC (July 25) ... started for the first time since June 6 by receiving the nod at Colorado (August 8) at left midfield ... came-on as a second-half substitute at left midfield at D.C. United (September 19) ... underwent a successful knee operation (October 16) and it was announced that he would be out for four-to-six weeks ... Steindorsson started in Crew SC’s 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Fourth Round contest at Richmond (June 17), helping the club earn a 3-1 victory ... again started the club’s Round of 16 clash at Orlando (June 30).
2014 (Halmstads BK): Steindorsson scored eight goals in 29 apperances, marking his most successful Swedish season to date. He helped Halmstads BK improve its finishing position to 10th place. Following the season, he agreed to sign with Crew SC.
2013 (Halmstads BK): Upon promotion to the First-Division Allsvenskan, the midfielder notched one goal in 19 appearances as Halmstads BK finished in 14th place.
2012 (Halmstads BK): After a successful tenure in his native country, Steindorsson transfered to Swedish Second-Division side Halmstads BK before the 2012 campaign. He scored seven goals in 29 appearances over his debut Swedish season. He helped the club to a third place finish and eventual promotion after it defeated GIF Sundsvall in a two-legged playoff.
2011 (Breidablik): The midfielder again notched double figures in goals as he recorded 11 in 22 matches during his final season in Iceland. Although the Icelandic club fell to Norwegian side Rosenborg in the 2011-12 UEFA Champions League Second Qualifying Round on aggregate, Steindorsson started both matches, scoring his first UEFA Champions League goal in the second leg.
2010 (Breidablik): Steindorsson led Breidablik to the Urvalsdeild title while scoring a single-season best 12 goals in 22 appearances. Breidablik tied FH for the league lead in points with 44, but won the title on goal difference with a +24 margin. The title ensured passage to the 2011-12 UEFA Champions League Second Qualifying Round. Steindorsson also made his European debut by making two appearances in the 2010-11 Europa League Second Qualifying Round against Scottish club Motherwell.
2009 (Breidablik): The midfielder broke out to the tune of eight goals in 22 appearances, helping Breidablik finish in fifth place, securing a spot in the 2010-11 UEFA Europa League Qualifying Round. Steindorsson also helped his club capture the Icelandic Cup after Breidablik defeated Fram in the final on penalties.
2008 (Breidablik): Steindorsson made his senior team debut for the Icelandic club at the age of 17, making six appearances.
As of January 20, 2015
Steindorsson has earned one cap for his native Iceland. He received his first-ever call-up to the Iceland National Team senior roster on January 9, 2015 ahead of two international friendlies against Canada. He earned his first cap on January 16, 2015 against Canada, scoring a goal in his debut appearance as part of a 2-1 win.
The midfielder has made numerous appearances for the Iceland Youth National Teams, scoring five times for the Under-17s and once for the U-21s. He appeared in qualification matches for both the 2013 and 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championships, scoring his lone U-21 goal in an 8-0 win over San Marino ahead of the 2011 tournament.
Columbus Crew SC signed midfielder Kristinn Steindorsson on December 11, 2014. He was added to the Black & Gold roster on January 1, 2015, following receipt of his International Transfer Certificate and P-1 Visa.
Name: Kristinn Steindorsson
Pronunciation: KRIS-tin STYNE-door-son
Born: April 29, 1990 in Reykjavík, Iceland
Hometown: Kópavogur, Iceland
Acquired: Signed by Crew SC on December 11, 2014. He was added to the Black & Gold roster on January 1, 2015, following receipt of his International Transfer Certificate and P-1 Visa.
Previous Experience: Halmstads BK (2012-2014), Breidablik (2007-2011)
In his spare time, Steindorsson enjoys playing golf, occasionally playing video games and enjoying life in general. He is a fan of the NFL and specifically the New England Patriots, as Tom Brady was one of the first players he watched regularly when he first began to follow the league. His favorite soccer club while growing up was Liverpool, and his favorite player is Andres Iniesta as he attempts to emulate his style of play. His favorite memory from his career is shared between winning the Icelandic Cup in 2009, winning the Urvalsdeild in 2010 and achieving promotion with Halmstads BK after the 2012 season.