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In the Mix: NYC FC signs Diskerud

Mix Diskerud will get a great opportunity to play as NYC FC's primary distributing midfielder along side guys like David Villa and Frank Lampard.

Mix Diskerud will get a great opportunity to play as NYC FC’s primary distributing midfielder along side guys like David Villa and Frank Lampard.

Despite being an expansion team heading into its first season New York City FC has season to feel confident about the upcoming season, especially now with the signing of Mix Diskerud.

Already with designated player David Villa currently on the roster and the coming addition of Frank Lampard to go with rising forward Patrick Mullins, NYC FC needed to get a guy who could distribute the ball around. That guy is Diskerud. The 24-year-old, who spent the last three years with Roseborg of the Norwegian league Tippeligaen also plays for the US National Team and has done a great job in a distribution role during qualifiers and friendlies. He did not appear in the World Cup.

Diskerud obviously wanted to stay in Europe to play but with limited options where he could get a lot of time, the MLS was his best place to go. In the MLS, Diskerud will still play against top competition but he’ll actually be on the field for long periods of time, learning his craft. He should start from day one in New York and playing with talented players like Villa and Lampard will help him elevate his game. But it will also help the team.

Ned Grabavoy was the only other experienced midfielder currently on the roster. He spent the past six seasons with Real Salt Lake and appeared in 159 games. After him, though, was a bunch of young prospects.

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