Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Diskerud moves to Belgium's Gent
by Paul Kennedy, February 1st, 2012 12:08AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  americans abroad, belgium, germany, norway, portugal

MOST COMMENTED

[AMERICANS ABROAD] Midfielder Mikkel Diskerud has joined Belgian champion Gent on loan from Norwegian club Stabaek with an option to purchase. In other moves involving Americans on the final day of the January transfer window in Europe, Arturo Alvarez, who now represents El Salvador, signed as a free agent with Pacos de Ferreira of Portugal, while Edson Buddle's contract has been terminated by FC Ingolstadt of Germany's second division.

Diskerud, 21, played 81 games in three seasons with Stabaek, which he joined in 2005. He was born and raised in Norway, but his mother's U.S. citizenship made him eligible to play for the USA.

Gent is tied for second place, seven points behind Anderlecht, in Belgium's Jupiler League.

He debuted for the senior national team in 2010 but has more recently spent most of his time with the U-23s.

Alvarez played last season for Real Salt Lake and was picked up by Chivas USA in the Re-Entry Draft. Pacos de Ferreira is tied for 12th in Portugal's first division. He played for the U.S. U-20s but switched allegiances to El Salvador, where his parents were born.

Buddle worked out at West Ham United and Everton over the winter break after FC Ingolstadt made it clear he could leave. A return to MLS and the Los Angeles Galaxy has been rumored.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Soccer America Men's Top 25 Scoreboard    
[ROUNDUP: Sunday] No. 6 Washington rebounded from allowing an early goal to beat USF, 2-1, in ...
Howard gaffes cost Everton dearly at home    
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Everton's defensive troubles in the English Premier League continued as it dropped a 3-2 ...
Toronto FC ends misery, extends Chivas USA's drought    
[MLS: Sunday] Chivas USA was just what Toronto FC needed to snap a six-game winless streak. ...
Banner year for MLS scoring    
[BY THE NUMBERS] MLS is enjoying its highest-scoring season since it began its expansion push a ...
Soccer America Women's Top 25 Scoreboard    
[ROUNDUP: Sunday] Senior Sarah Killion tied a UCLA record with three assists in the game to ...
FC Edmonton puts itself in playoff mix    
[NASL: Fall Week 11] FC Edmonton jumped four teams in the fall standings, moving into third ...
What They're Saying: Alessandro Florenzi    
"It's not every day that an 82-year-old gets to the stadium. ... This goal is for ...
Wright-Phillips closes in on scoring record    
[MLS: Saturday] New York's Bradley Wright-Phillips is within three goals of the MLS record for goals ...
Lopez hat trick completes story-book ending    
[USL PRO: Semifinals] Sacramento Republic FC's magical season continued as Rodrigo Lopez scored a hat trick ...
Soccer America Women's Top 25 Scoreboard    
[ROUNDUP: Saturday] No. 10 North Carolina came back from two goals down to stun No. 12 ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives