Unwanted at NYCFC, Diskerud lands new contract with ... Manchester City

Mix Diskerud, whose national team career nosedived after he moved to MLS's New York City FC, has been signed by English Premier League leader Manchester City to a contract for four and a half years. The move was not announced by Manchester City but by Manchester-based apparel company Umbro.

Diskerud, 27, played two seasons at NYCFC but was unwanted by head coach Patrick Vieira and loaned to IFK Goteborg for the 2017 season. He scored five times in 29 Allsvenskan games for IFK, which finished 10th in the Swedish league.

The Norwegian-bred Diskerud played 38 times for the USA. His last game came in the disastrous 2-0 loss at Guatemala in a World Cup qualifier played in March 2016 when he started in midfield.

Both Manchester City and NYCFC are owned by the City Football Group. Diskerud is not expected to play for Manchester City or even a City Football Group team.

6 comments about "Unwanted at NYCFC, Diskerud lands new contract with ... Manchester City".
  1. Kenneth Barr, January 28, 2018 at 7:47 a.m.

    Gee, what a surprise.  Just goes to show how much a nursery club NYCFC is for Man City.  Up the Red Bulls, a real MKS club!

  2. Wallace Wade, January 28, 2018 at 1:21 p.m.

    Correction...there are only francises in MLS, there are no Clubs.

  3. Kenneth Barr replied, January 29, 2018 at 7:40 a.m.

    They're not even franchises since MLS is single source ownership.  So, what do you call them?

  4. ThaRef ., January 28, 2018 at 9:31 p.m.

    What?  "Diskerud is not expected to play for Manchester City or even a City Football Group team?"  If he is unwanted at NYCFC, where will he actually be playing?  Am I missing something? (or was this article typed too fast)

  5. Kenneth Barr replied, January 29, 2018 at 7:42 a.m.

    Oh, you didn't miss anything.  There's Melbourne City, Yokohama City and maybe even a Podunk City.  This is one says, "Bye, Felicia," in City-speak.

  6. Bob Ashpole replied, January 31, 2018 at 10:35 a.m.

    It is simply a change in who currently owns his contract. City Football Group instead of MLS.

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