Mix Diskerud To Sign With New York City FC


Mix Diskerud has managed to confuse so many people this winter no one seems to know where he will be playing next. His contract expired at the end of the Norwegian season with Rosenborg and immediately chatter began of where the US international will play next.

Naturally MLS was near the top of the list with Mix coming close to signing with MLS on more than one occasion. Mix has also received plenty of interest throughout the world, including Mexican league, Liga MX, where he was very close to signing. Now it seems like Mix has chosen his next team, and it will be new MLS expansion side, New York City FC. It could be officially announced as early as tomorrow per David Waldstein.

New York City FC has received plenty of criticism in this offseason leading to their debut season, mainly due to the Frank Lampard fiasco that will see their marquee signing missing the first half of the season. That mess brought a lot of bad publicity to the club.

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By bringing in Mix Diskerud, the club will hope to alleviate some of this mess and focus on a more positive note. Anyone that follows the USMNT knows what Mix can bring to a midfield. He will control the midfield, and NYCFC fans will hope he can find David Villa to lead the attack.

When Lampard eventually does find his way to the Big Apple, Diskerud may play a deeper role as Lampard takes over the attacking midfield duties. Diskerud has been adjusting to a deeper role with the national team in an attempt to get both Bradley and Diskerud in the midfield at the same time. Remember that Jurgen Klinsmann still believes Bradley should be the attacking midfielder. 

Later in the day, Ives Galarcep reported that a contract has not been signed yet, but it is very close to being done. Like Ives reminded everyone, Mix has been close to signing with Major League Soccer before and the deal has fallen through at the last minute. Just ask Columbus fans about it just last summer.

NYCFC fans, what do you think of Mix looking ready to sign? Let us know below and remember to continue to follow Playing for 90 as transfer season heats up!

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