Tag:

Mix Diskerud

New York Red Bulls midfielder Sacha Kljestan (16) reacts to his goal with defender Connor Lade (5) during the first half against the Philadelphia Union at Talen Energy Stadium. (Bill Streicher)
New York Red Bulls midfielder Sacha Kljestan (16) reacts to his goal with defender Connor Lade (5) during the first half against the Philadelphia Union at Talen Energy Stadium. (Bill Streicher)

It's hard to avoid comparing Sacha Kljestan and Mix Diskerud. Both entered MLS during the same transfer window and play for opposing sides in the Hudson River Derby.

When they signed with the New York Red Bulls and New York City FC respectively, the commonly held perception was that an over-the-hill Kljestan was unambitiously fleeing Europe, despite having spent five successful seasons with Belgian power Anderlecht, while Diskerud was a young talent coming to MLS to elevate the league's player pool with creativity and personality.

Both players were solid central midfielders capable of contributing to the attack, but neither had developed into to the American attacking midfielder for whom coaches, pundits, and fans have been waiting.

Tags: Mix Diskerud, Sacha Kljestan
Read More
Comments

New York City FC midfielder Mix Diskerud (10) walks off the field after FC's game against D.C. United at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium. (Geoff Burke)
New York City FC midfielder Mix Diskerud (10) walks off the field after FC's game against D.C. United at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium. (Geoff Burke)

Four NYCFC players could see time for their national team on Tuesday night...

 


New York City FC midfielder Mix Diskerud battles for the ball with Orlando City SC defender Corey Ashe during the second half at Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium. (Kim Klement/USA Today Sports Images)
New York City FC midfielder Mix Diskerud battles for the ball with Orlando City SC defender Corey Ashe during the second half at Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium. (Kim Klement/USA Today Sports Images)

NYCFC midfielder Mix Diskerud was called up to the U.S. men's national team, while defenseman Ronald Matarrita will play for the Costa Rican national team.

Tags: Mix Diskerud
Read More
Comments