NYCFC exercises buyout on Diskerud

NYCFC exercises buyout on Diskerud

MLS- New York City FC

NYCFC exercises buyout on Diskerud

Photo by Vincent Carchietta/USA Today Sports

Photo by Vincent Carchietta/USA Today Sports

The offseason saga of Mix Diskerud has come to a close, at least the 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.

Diskerud came to NYCFC for its expansion season amid some fanfare following his inclusion in the USMNT’s 2014 FIFA World Cup squad. Since the club’s inaugural season, where he played 27 matches, the midfielder has dropped off the MLS and USMNT radars.

The 26-year-old is still under contract with MLS, but there is no guarantee he’ll sign with any of the other 21 clubs in the league given his high salary demands. When he does find a new club, Diskerud will try to get back into the USMNT picture, potentially for the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup if everything goes his way. Diskerud has six goals in38 appearances for the USMNT.

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