Mix Diskerud

Philadelphia Union

Philadelphia Union home opener, Mix Diskerud on loan in Sweden: Brotherly Game Daily Links 3/11/17

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It's the home opener for the Union, get ready for the game with some links.

Philadelphia Union News

Match Preview: Philadelphia Union vs Toronto FC
Redemption is spelled U-N-I-O-N. At the very least, that's what the Union will hope as they square off with the team that eliminated them in 2016.

New away kit, a Union trialist, league news, more

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Union unveil their new away kit. Bild reports Faf Picault trialing with the Union.

Union bits and bobs, US Soccer postpones Division 2 decision, more

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Got news if you want it.

Union host Red Bull, Steel wins, PDL regular season play concludes this weekend, more

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Big game on Sunday!

Monday Morning Game Changers: Giving the Blues the blues

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The Philadelphia Union did all of the right things - and had a bit of luck - in their win over New York City FC.

1.) Over before it started? New York City FC's starting eleven was missing some of its marquee players. David Villa started, as did Kwadwo Poku, however Mix Diskerud was on the bench - which is more than could be said for either Frank Lampard or Andrea Pirlo.

New York City FC slump to MLS loss as star midfielder Andrea Pirlo dropped

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New York City FC boss Patrick Vieira's shock decision to omit Italian star Andrea Pirlo from his squad failed to pay off in a 2-0 Major League Soccer defeat to the Union in Philadelphia.

Vieira on Saturday stressed that Pirlo wasn't injured, and his absence was strictly a coach's decision.

New York City FC slump to MLS loss as star midfielder Andrea Pirlo dropped

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New York City FC boss Patrick Vieira's shock decision to omit Italian star Andrea Pirlo from his squad failed to pay off in a 2-0 Major League Soccer defeat to the Union in Philadelphia.

Vieira on Saturday stressed that Pirlo wasn't injured, and his absence was strictly a coach's decision.

Union bits, Bethlehem bits, Academy bits, Pulisic, more bits

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Lots of news bits.

SoB Movie rocks at the Troc, Lahoud returns to full training, Blake called up by JAM, US tops Germany, more

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Triumphant Philly premier for SoB Movie. Lahoud training. Blake named to Jamaica's preliminary Gold Cup roster. Union US Soccer Development Academy playoff opponents announced. US tops Germany. FIFA news.

Philadelphia Union vs. New York City FC: The Whole Story - Match 16

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The Union look to continue their good run of form against struggling NYCFC. Can they win their fourth in five games? From previews to reviews and analysis, this is the whole story.

Philadelphia Union vs New York City FC

June 6, 2015 - 7pm

PPL Park - Chester, PA

The Comcast Network and MLS Live

The History

In both meetings with NYCFC this season, the Union have used late goals to deny the expansion side of extra points.

Match Preview: One last Union vs NYCFC match for 2015

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In the third and final match up between these teams this year, Philly will be looking to deny the expansion team of a win in the first year of the series.

Philadelphia Union vs New York City FC

June 6, 2015 - 7pm

PPL Park - Chester, PA

The Comcast Network and MLS Live

The History

In both meetings with NYCFC this season, the Union have used late goals to deny the expansion side of extra points.

Chicago previews, Union Academy begins GA Cup final play, more

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Union look for first win of 2015. Union Academy begins play in Generation adidas Cup finals on SUnday. City Islanders open season on the road on Saturday. More news.

Edu deal official, draft previews, Diskerud signs with NYCFC, Altidore-Defoe swap, Solo charges dismissed, more

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Edu deal announced. Diskerud joins NYCFC. Reports of Altidore-Defoe swap. Domestic violence charges against Hope Solo dismissed. More.

Curtin & Albright on draft, Edu, Kljestan, and more, Union preseason opponents, more news

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Jim Curtin and Chris Albright discuss a number of topics ahead of Thursday's draft. Report names Union's opponents at preseason IMG Tournament. Is Mix-NYCFC deal signed? Turf it is at Women's World Cup. More.

New York City FC

Report: Diskerud nearing move to Sweden

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Mix Diskerud's contract with New York City FC was bought out last week, and it appears the midfielder could beset to resume his career back in Europe, at least temporarily.

According to ESPN, the U.S. Men's National Team midfielder is close to securing a loan to Swedish side IFK Goteborg.

NYCFC exercises buyout on Diskerud

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The offseason saga of Mix Diskerud has come to a close, at leastthe chapter at New York City FC. The castoff midfielder, who was not a part of Patrick Vieira's plans in the preseason, is now free to find a new home.

While announcing its 2017 regular-season roster, NYCFC also made it public that it exercised the one allotted buyout of a guaranteed contract on Diskerud's deal.

MLS Ticker: Diskerud back on NYCFC roster, Frei close to returning and more

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The curious tale of Mix Diskerud's whereabouts and club future took its latest turn, as the U.S. Men's National Team midfielder was named to the New York City FC roster for the Desert Diamond Cup.

Although he was named to the squad for the preseason tournament, Diskerud won't be in the club's plans for the 2017 season, according to Empire of Soccer

Diskerud is a precarious position because NYCFC does not want him back and his current MLS salary is too much for most clubs in and out of the league to take on.

Diskerud's NYCFC future remains in doubt as club looks to add new pieces

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Mix Diskerud's future with New York City FC has been in doubt for quite some time, and it appears that the club is stilllooking for a solution regarding the U.S. Men's National Team midfielder.

Speaking at David Villa's MVP award ceremony on Tuesday, head coach Patrick Vieira said that the club is working to find a solution that works for both the club and Diskerud as NYCFC moves into what should be a busy offseason.

NYCFC needs to trade Diskerud or Poku

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New York City FC needs help. Lots of it.

Thankfully, the club has some assets it can move to help improve its unbalanced roster.

New York City FC is off toanother slow start in 2016,posting a 1-3-4 record that has seen new head coach Patrick Vieira and his men remain winless at home a quarter of the way through the campaign.

MLS Week 4 Open Thread: The International Break

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There might be all sorts of international matches over the course of this weekend, ensuring that MLS sides are missing a number of their key performers, but that has never been something to stop MLS and, indeed, it has not stopped six MLS sides from facing off today amongst the absences.

Saturday New York City FC vs.

Mix Diskerud poised for bounce-back sophomore season with NYCFC

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NEW YORK Mix Diskerud was fielding questions during New York City FC's 2016 MLS Media Day on Thursday when he was asked what he learned about himself during the trying 2016 season.

Without hesitation, Diskerud replied.

"I learned that I want to play central midfield, and not on the wing," said Diskerud.

Union lose as momentum swings again

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New York City FC beat the Union for the first time in three tries.

New York City FC earned its first road win on Saturday night, handing the Union their second loss in five games. This loss, like the last, was decided in the dying moments of the game as the opposition completed their comeback.

2015 MLS Allocation Order – January 13 Edition

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Another signing by a MLS side through the allocation order today as New York City FC announced they have become the MLS side to finally land Mix Diskerud. They now move to the bottom of the order with Montreal moving to the top. I gotta think that will spice some things up this week with the SuperDraft and with the transfer window set to open soon for MLS sides.

Major League Soccer

Mix Diskerud out at NYCFC, 2017 MLS Season starts tonight: Brotherly Game Daily Links 3/3/17

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Weekend links are almost here.

Philadelphia Union News

Union's Alejandro Bedoya fit and ready for Sunday's season opener
Pretend for a moment that you're a Europe-based soccer player who's moving to MLS in the summer.

Depth makes Union optimistic
Union coach Jim Curtin finds himself in an interesting situation.

MLS 2017 starts tonight, CCL delights, and more: Friday Freedom Kicks

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A big change in the NWSL, Mix Diskerud, and a story about selling pants are all included

We've had four CCL games as the appetizer, but tonight the MLS season really gets started. The Portland Timbers host Minnesota United on Fox Sports 1. Finally, I can stop chipping away at my DVR backlog of shows and movies and get back to forgoing all popular culture in favor of soccer, soccer, and more soccer.

SBI Question of the Day: Who is the most overrated player in MLS?

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While players like Cyle Larinand Ignacio Piatti are currently lighting up MLS in the early stages of the new season, some of the league's biggest names have yet to make an impact for their respective clubs.

ESPN FC recently conducted a survey of MLS players in an attempt to establish the most overrated players in the league.

Jurgen Klinsmann

Nguyen, Jones Called Up To United States January Camp

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Jurgen Klinsmann's first 2016 camp features international veterans, MLS standouts and U23 Olympic hopefuls gearing up for a playoff series against Colombia.

Jurgen Klinsmann and US Soccer have released the roster for the January camp for the United States Men's National Team.

U.S.

When did the US find its moxie?

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New columnist Kerith Gabriel shares his take on the USMNT's historic win over Germany.

Mix Diskerud Called Up To USMNT, Will Not Play Against The Union

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Good news for the Union, and good news for America!

New York City FC midfielder Mix Diskerud is set to miss the June 6th game against the Union after receiving a call-up to the USMNT from Jurgen Klinsmann. The U.S. will take on the Netherlands June 5th, followed by Germany on June 10th. Fortunately, with this friendly one day before the Union take on NYCFC and four days before the friendly against Germany, there will be no surprise appearances by Diskerud at PPL Park this week.

Perry Kitchen added to US squad for Mexico friendly

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United's midfielder called in to replace Michael Orozco

US Soccer announced on Monday morning that D.C. United midfielder Perry Kitchen was called in by Jurgen Klinsmann for Wednesday's friendly against Mexico. Kitchen, who received his first cap for the United States in February against Panama, will replace Michael Orozco, after his club, Puebla, decided not to release him for the game.

The Rest

Diskerud officially joins Swedish side IFK Goteborg on loan

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The next stage of Mix Diskerud's career has officially begun.

IFK Goteborg announced on Friday that the club has signed Diskerud on loan from NYCFC through Aug. 27. The U.S. Men's National Team midfielder has already joined the club for two training sessions under Jorgen Lennartson, who previously managed Diskerud at Norwegian side Stabaek.

Diskerud vents frustrations in lyrical Instragram post

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The Mix Diskerud saga at New York City FC has been ongoing for a significant part of the team's two seasons, but may be reaching a close in the near future, if his lyricalInstagram post is any indication.

Diskerud took to social media on Sunday to vent his frustrations about his treatment in a not-so-cryptic, poetic format.

Former U.S. U-23s stress doing whatever it takes to reach Olympics

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It does not matter how you get through. Just get through.

That is the message that some of the players from last cycle'sU.S. Under-23 Men's National Team have for the current crop of Olympic hopefuls.

The present-day U.S. U-23s are set for a do-or-die, two-legged series against Colombia in a couple weeks, the direct result of not doing well enough in CONCACAF's qualifying tournament.

Some Soccer News for Mar 16, 2016

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It's Day 76 of 2016.


You can't make this up!
So far the US Justice Department has confiscated nearly $200 Million from defendants in the FIFA scandal. And today FIFA officials admitted that in the past bribes have been paid in exchange for votes for World Cup bids. FIFA is also playing the "victim" card now and says some of that $200 Million is their money that was improperly used by its members and they want it back.

Some Soccer News for Feb 29, 2016

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It's Day 60 of 2016.


US Soccer unveiled a new crest today:
The new crest! #OneNationOneTeam pic.twitter.com/IyslX8KWZd — Mix Diskerud (@MixDiskerud) February 29, 2016


Behind the new badge and the launch of its release. By the New York Times.

Lopez Joins NYCFC - Former SKC Wizards Update

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Mikey Lopez's time in Kansas City didn't go the way that most people thought it would. Over three seasons with KC the former first round pick played just 14 league games, making only 10 starts for Sporting KC. With a crowded midfield in KC and Lopez's Generation Adidas cap relief expired the writing appeared to be on the wall for the UNC product.

Diskerud criticizes Wambach's comments on dual nationals

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Mix Diskerud did not take too kindly to Abby Wambach's remarks on Wednesday, so he issued a response.

In a post on his personal Instagram account, the U.S. Men's National Team midfielder and Norweigan-American dual citizen responded to being called "foreign" by Wambach.

"Think about who you try to disenfranchise.

Perry Kitchen's attacking evolution continues after solid USMNT performance

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After scoring twice against New York, Kitchen nearly opened his USA account against Mexico in Wednesday's friendly

In the 80th minute of Wednesday's friendly between Mexico and the United States, an opportunity presented itself. Mix Diskerud received a pass on the side of the box, and immediately passed back to its sender.

NYCFC at Union: How the Union won their first game

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This week's look beyond the score finds a sturdy defensive performance and an efficient offense as keys to the Union's first win of the season.

On Saturday, the Union possessed the ball just 37% of the game, and they completed just 64% of their passes. Those aren't impressive stats and they certainly don't sound like the stats of a winner.