Mix Diskerud may not have played a minute at the 2014 World Cup, but he started to make a claim for a place in the 2018 cycle with his assist on Alejandro Bedoya's opening goal for the United States against the Czech Republic on Wednesday.
Diskerud started the match alongside Bedoya at the heart of a three-man midfield, and his anticipation in that spot forced a Czech turnover right off goalkeeper Petr Cech's throw. Diskerud wasted no time pushing forward after gaining possession, firing a shot that Cech was able to save at the top of the box.
Luckily for the U.S., Bedoya was there to slot home the rebound for his second goal in a U.S. jersey.
Beyond giving the U.S. a lead going into halftime, Bedoya's goal also broke a very specific scoreless streak.