New York City FC lands U.S. int’l Diskerud
United States international Mix Diskerud (left) joined New York City FC on January 13, 2015. (Photo: Mexsport)

NEW YORK – United States international Mix Diskerud has joined New York City FC, the club announced Tuesday. 

The midfielder joins the Major League Soccer (MLS) side after two-and-a-half years at Rosenborg.  With the Norwegian power, he played in 12 Europa League games and scored two goals.

“We couldn’t be happier to have Mix coming to play in New York,” said Claudio Reyna, Sporting Director of New York City FC.  “He’s one of the brightest young talents in U.S. soccer and will be a fantastic addition to our club and to MLS.

“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.”

The 24-year-old, capped 25 times by the U.S., made his international debut in a 1-0 win at South Africa on November 17, 2010.  In 2013, he scored one goal in six CONCACAF Gold Cup games, helping the Americans to the title.  Diskerud was also on the 2014 FIFA World Cup roster, but did not make any appearances.

Diskerud started his career with Norway’s Stabæk in 2008, playing in three UEFA Champions League and four Europa League matches.  He was also spent the first half of 2012 on loan at Belgian side Gent.