It was a rough second season in New York for U.S. International Mix Diskerud and now it appears as if his stay with New York City FC is coming to an end.
MLSSoccer.com reported that NYCFC is now working to find a new home for Diskerud, but where that new home is remains unknown.
Patrick Vieira, New York City head coach, told MLSSoccer.com that Diskerud is looking for playing time and that the team is “having a discussion” with him to find the best solution for the player and the team.
After a solid 2015 season in which Diskerud scored the first regular season goal in team history against Orlando City and also earned a regular spot on the U.S. Men’s National Team, 2016 was the complete opposite. The midfielder quickly found his way out of the starting 11 and then off NYCFC’s bench. He was also no longer part of the then-U.S. team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann’s regular rotation.
The efforts by NYCFC to move Diskerud is the latest by New York City to augment its roster in preparation for the 2017 season. Frank Lampard will leave when his contract expires at the end of the year, and the team recently announced the signing of USL Golden Boot winner Sean Okoli.
Beyond moving Diskerud, Vieira said the said NYCFC is assessing many possibilities as it relates to roster additions.
“What we really want is to find the right player who will make us improve as a team and then the right player has to be the right one,” he said. “We want to bring players who can fill with what we are trying to do at this football club.