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Mix Diskerud Will Not Play For Rosenborg in 2015

There will be at least one United States national team player on the move this January as Rosenborg announced on its website that midfielder Mix Diskerud will not return to the club in 2015.
BY Brian Sciaretta Posted
December 29, 2014
11:46 AM
MIX DISKERUD'S CONTRACT is set to expire on Wednesday and Rosenborg revealed that negotiations to keep the player have failed and that the American will have a new club in January.

The next destination for Diskerud, 24, is unknown. Last week there were reports that he could head to Mexico to play for Club Tijuana but those never came to fruition. There are also various reports stating his interest in Major League Soccer along with numerous hints of potential suitors throughout Europe. It's unlikely that Diskerud will remain in Norway next year.

Born in Norway to an American mother and a Norwegian father, Diskerud broke onto the scene in 2008 while playing for Stabaek and in 2009 he helped the club win the Norwegian title. In 2012 he had a brief loan to Gent in Belgium but quickly returned to Norway to play for perennial power Rosenborg.

Despite playing for Norway early in his youth days, Diskerud switched to the United States in 2009 and appeared in the U-20 World Cup in Egypt. He made his debut for the U.S. national team in 2011 during a friendly against South Africa and assisted on the game-winning goal. In 2012 he was part of the U.S. U-23 team’s failed effort to qualify for the Olympics.

His international career began to take off in 2013 when he enjoyed a very strong Gold Cup helping the U.S. team win the tournament. A month later, his assist to Landon Donovan gave the U.S. team a 2-0 win over Mexico in a World Cup qualifying game in Columbus that clinched a spot in Brazil. Diskerud would make the World Cup team but he went as an unused substitute in all four games.

The past two years have been transformative for Diskeurd, but 2015 looks to be an important year for him as he breaks out of his comfort zone and looks for success beyond Norway.

Brian Sciaretta is an American Soccer Now columnist and an ASN 100 panelist. Follow him on Twitter.

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