New York City FC have confirmed that they have signed US Men’s National Team midfielder Mix Diskerud on a free transfer and he has not been signed as a designated player in what is a huge capture for the club and Major League Soccer.
Diskerud has been without a club since he left Norwegian club Rosenborg last month and New York City have used their number one position in the MLS Allocation Order to end what has been a long, drawn out transfer saga.
The 24-year-old had reportedly agreed to move to Liga MX with Club Tijuana at the end of 2014, but those reports proved to be false and the young USMNT star has labelled the decision to move to MLS with New York as “an easy decision”.
“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,” he said on completing his move to the expansion franchise.
“Everybody I have spoken to on the men’s national team about Jason Kreis has spoken highly of him to me. I felt exactly the same way after meeting him.
“I’m sure he will help me to develop my game, to succeed with our team here in New York and to stay involved with the national team. Coming to play for New York City FC was an easy decision for me.”
His signing comes at a perfect time for New York City, and he will slot into the midfield hole left vacant by Frank Lampard’s delayed move to the club.
Diskerud will hope to form a strong partnership with Lampard when the English midfielder moves to MLS in July and at 24-years-old, getting Diskerud to MLS now is a major boost for the league.
It is an even bigger boost for New York City that he hasn’t filled their final designated player slot and the club can still bring in another star before the new season starts in March.
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