On Tuesday, January 13th, 2015, USMNT Midfielder Mix Diskerud signed with NYCFC on free transfer from Rosenborg BK, one of the premier teams in the Tippeligaen, the top professional soccer league in Norway. At only 24 years of age, Diskerud has spent his entire professional career playing in his native Norway. According to MLSsoccer.com, Diskerud joined Stabæk in 2008 and made 81 appearances with the club before he eventually left for Rosenborg in 2012, making 78 appearances across all competitions and scoring nine goals. The Norwegian-American brings a diverse set of on-field skills to the Big Apple from his time in Norway to the 25 caps he has amassed thus far with the U.S. National Team.
“We couldn’t be happier to have Mix coming to play in New York. He’s one of the brightest young talents in US soccer and will be a fantastic addition to our Club and to MLS,” said NYCFC Sporting Director Claudio Reyna. “Mix is a dynamic midfielder who will easily fit into the style we want to play here in New York City. He keeps possession well and gets everyone involved with his passing range.” Following Reyna’s comments, Diskerud added that,
New York City FC have made my wish as an American a reality by giving me the opportunity to play and live in the US. “Everybody I have spoken to on the men’s national team about Jason Kreis has spoken highly of him to me. I felt exactly the same way after meeting him. I’m sure he will help me to develop my game, to succeed with our team here in New York and to stay involved with the national team. Coming to play for New York City FC was an easy decision for me.
The terms of his contract have yet to be disclosed to the public however, Diskerud has not been classified as a Designated Player, leaving one DP spot open on the NYCFC’s roster.