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- DOB October 2, 1990
- Age 23
- Place of birth Oslo, Norway
- POSITION Midfielder
- HEIGHT 6'0"
- WEIGHT 150
- U.S. CAPS 20
- CLUB Rosenborg
- TWITTER @mixdiskerud (250K followers)
- Current ASN 100 Rank 20
- Previous ASN 100 Rank 18
- Youth Experience U-20, U-23
Diskerud suited up for the U.S. U-20 team against Northern Ireland in 2008, but also played for Norway's youth sides that year. The Rosenborg BK player might never have returned to the Stars and Stripes were it not for a fortuitous encounter with the American team. "[Then U-20 coach Thomas Rongen and I] met at the Chivas Tournament in Mexico. The U.S. team wanted to play Stabæk’s juniors for a friendly after we exited the tourney. Rongen spotted me, came over, and asked for my nationality as I was about to take a corner kick for Stabæk against the USA. It was the weirdest corner preparation I have had. We didn't score on that corner. Maybe he did," he told Goal.com.
Diskerud quickly rose through the American system, earning a start in the 2009 U-20 World Cup and his first full national team cap in South Africa on November 17, 2010. (Also getting his first senior team appearance that day: Juan Agudelo.) Diskerud also started on the U-23 team that failed to qualify for the 2012 World Cup, showing off creativity and a growing understanding with the midfielders and forwards on that team.
Noteworthy ReadsNorwegian-American Chooses Sides (ESPN.com)
Give & Go: US U-20 Mikkel "Mix" Diskerud (Goal.com)
Mikkel Diskerud Gets Shot at U.S. Natioanal Team (ESPN.com)