By Liviu Bird
June 02, 2014

10
10Mix Diskerud
Midfielder | Club: Rosenborg (Norway)

 

Age

Hometown

Height

Weight

Goals

Caps

23

Oslo, Norway

6-0

150

3

19

Diskerud quickly became a cult favorite among U.S. fans because of his long hair and quirky personality. He also took over Landon Donovan’s No. 10 jersey for the 2014 World Cup despite being generally used as a midfield spark off the bench under Klinsmann. A couple goals in that role have justified his inclusion on the roster for just such a need.

OUTLOOK: As he has been, Diskerud must be prepared to play a reserve role and change the game when he gets his opportunity. Players on the bench are told to make an impression on the match, and Diskerud has done that nearly every time Klinsmann asks that of him. His laid-back demeanor also helps take the edge off pressure situations.

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