Tuesday January 13th, 2015

New York City FC has signed U.S. men's national team midfielder Mix Diskerud on a free transfer, the team announced Tuesday, using its place atop the MLS Allocation Order to acquire the 24-year-old. Financial terms and the length of contract were not disclosed.

The Norwegian-born Diskerud spent the last three seasons with Rosenborg in Norway, making 78 appearances across all competitions and scoring nine goals. He and the team parted ways after not being able to reach an agreement on a new contract.

Planet Futbol
Exclusive: MLS commish Don Garber talks Lampard, Gerrard coming to U.S.

The signing is NYCFC's third marquee acquisition following Spanish striker David Villa and England midfielder Frank Lampard. Lampard's signing came with loads of confusion and misinformation, and he ultimately will not join the team until July. He is currently with Manchester City in the Premier League.

Diskerud has not been classified as a Designated Player, leaving one DP spot open on the club's roster​.

“For me, it’s huge to come back to the States,” Diskerud said. “This is a whole new situation for me and I can’t wait to live in New York. It’s almost too much to handle, I can’t wait. 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."

Planet Futbol
USMNT's January roster balances ambitions for Olympics, Gold Cup

The 24-year-old Diskerud has 25 caps for the U.S. national team, helping the team to victory in the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup. He was also a member of the USA's 2014 World Cup team in Brazil, but he did not make any appearances.

NYCFC opens its inaugural season against Orlando City on March 8. 

- Scooby Axson

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.