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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.