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Mix Diskerud had a month to impress U.S. Men’s National Team head coach in January, and it looks as though that will be his last chance to play for the USMNT before May’s pre-World Cup training camp.
Diskerud will skip the Ukraine friendly after his club team, Rosenborg, requested that he be allowed to miss it so he can prepare for the start of the Norwegian League spring season. Diskerud revealed the development via Twitter on Saturday.
Rosenborg granted Diskerud permission to take part in the January training camp despite the fact it took place outside a FIFA date, and it appearas U.S. Soccer has decided to return the favor by granting Rosenborg’s request to leave Diskerud in Norway.
Diskerud’s exclusion from the upcoming camp would leave 23 players taking part in the two-day training camp ahead of Wednesday’s friendly against Ukraine. A match being played in Cyprus due to the political unrest in Ukraine.
The development is an unfortunate one for Diskerud, but isn’t likely to affect the U.S. team’s plans too much considering Klinsmann also has Michael Bradley and Sacha Kljestan in camp.
U.S. Soccer has yet to confirm Diskerud’s removal from the training camp.
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