USMNT's Mix Diskerud not returning to Norwegian club Rosenborg
Mix Diskerud, the Norwegian-born midfielder who has played for the U.S. men’s national team since 2010, will not be returning to Rosenborg in Norway’s Tippeligaen.
The club announced it wanted to bring Diskerud back, but the sides have not been able to agree on a contract. His most recent contract expired at the end of Rosenborg's season.
Rosenborg is coming off a second-place finish in 2014, going 18-6-6 and qualifying for the 2015-16 Europa League tournament. In 78 matches for Rosenborg across all levels, Diskerud scored nine goals.
There were reports earlier this month that Diskerud had agreed to terms with Club Tijuana in Mexico’s La Liga, but he refuted those rumors recently in an email to ESPN FC.
Diskerud said that if he does play in North America in 2015, it will be with an MLS team.
In 25 caps with the U.S. national squad, Diskerud has scored five goals, most recently scoring the lone goal for the Americans in a 4-1 loss to Ireland in a friendly in Dublin on Nov. 18. Diskerud was on the U.S. roster for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, but did not appear in any games.
He nearly jumped to MLS in 2013 with the Portland Timbers and again this past summer with the Columbus Crew, but negotiations broke down for both moves.
He began his professional career with Stabaek in Tippeligaen, scoring 13 goals in 100 matches from 2008-11. He played in six games with Gent in the Belgian Pro League in 2011-12 while on loan from Stabaek.
- Phil Watson