Mix Diskerud: Four Possible Landing Spots in MLS

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Oct 16, 2014; Orlando, FL, USA; Orlando City SC fan Jeanna Malines sings during a march to a groundbreaking for Orlando City Soccer

Orlando City SC

Next up is the other expansion side this year, Orlando City. Orlando City is entering the 2015 season with a team on the back of their biggest signing and the current highest paid MLS player in Kaka. Kaka does not need much of an introduction other than he is a wonderful man on the ball and great creator out of the midfield.

Not only that, but Kaka has even recently received a call up to Brazil which he has not had in quite some time. So will Orlando City be looking to add another midfielder alongside Kaka? I guess only time will tell, but let’s take a look at why this may a good signing and why not so much.

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  • Reports have been going around the web in recent weeks that Orlando City is on the search for a second DP. Where they want that DP to be playing is unknown, but maybe Mix Diskerud could fill that spot. Similar to New York City FC, adding Mix to a midfield that already has Kaka would definitely set OCSC’s midfield apart from other MLS teams.

    Diskerud is a very versatile midfielder as he has shown in the friendlies over the past month or two for the USMNT. That kind of versatility is something very valued around the league and really all throughout the world. Similar to Frank Lampard, Kaka is not coming to Orlando to make a defensive impact in the midfield. He is coming to score and mainly set up goals.

    Unlike Kaka, Diskerud could play more of defensive midfielder. Maybe he would not play a true defensive midfielder, but he could sit back and share some defensive responsibilities. That type of work would surely be coveted by Orlando City and probably many other MLS teams as well.