A new option has presented itself in Mix Diskerud's quest to leave Stabaek for greener pastures.
Diskerud is training with Norwegian side Rosenborg, one of the country's most storied teams, this week as he eyes a move before the close of the summer transfer window at the end of the month. Rosenborg currently sits in third place in Norway, two points behind Josh Gatt's second-place Molde, and played in the qualifying rounds of the UEFA Champions League the last two seasons.
Diskerud returned to Stabaek after his six-month loan to Belgian club Gent expired on July 31, but he was not part of the club's loss to Brann on Monday, the team's sixth-straight defeat and one that keeps the club in dead last in Norway's top flight. Diskerud had trained with another Norwegian team, Sogndal, while reports from Norway suggested that current first-place team Stromsgodset was also interested in bringing him aboard.
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DCU'S WOOLARD HAS CONCUSSION
One of D.C. United's unsung heroes this season is set for a spell on the sidelines.
Starting left back Daniel Woolard was diagnosed with a concussion after colliding with teammate Emiliano Dudar and exiting in the 63rd minute of D.C.'s 1-0 victory over the Columbus Crew Saturday night.
With fullback depth being thin for D.C., Chris Korb — starting in place of injured right back Robbie Russel — figures to be the best option to slide over from right to left, while Andy Najar, who has returned from Olympic duty, is a candidate to step in as a makeshift right back. Second-year defender Ethan White, who has been getting minutes on loan in USL Pro, is also available for Ben Olsen, who turned to English midfielder Lewis Neal in a pinch when Woolard went down.
SPAIN OLYMPIC COACH LET GO FROM U-21 POST
Spain's Olympic failure has cost coach Luis Milla his post at the helm of the country's European championship Under-21 squad.
Milla will not have his contract renewed when it expires, ending his tenure in the Spanish national team set-up. The 46-year-old Milla had been a youth national team coach for Spain since 2008 and guided Spain to the 2011 U-21 European championship; however, with Spain's Olympic team, a favorite to reach the gold medal game, failing to score a single goal in the group stage and crashing out unceremoniously, the Spanish federation elected to go in another direction. Current Spanish U-19 coach Julen Lopetugi will take over in the interim.
ROSENBERG SIGNS WITH WEST BROM
West Brom took a step toward improving its attacking corps by signing Swedish international striker Markus Rosenberg to a three-year deal.
Rosenberg, 29, was formerly with Werder Bremen and Racing Santander, and he was part of Sweden's Euro 2012 squad, starting one game and entering as a substitute in a second during the group stage. Rosenberg scored 10 goals for Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga last season.
Think Rosenborg would be a good landing spot for Diskerud? How big of a loss will Woolard's absence be for D.C. United? Do you think Milla deserved to lose his job as Spain's U-21 coach? How do you see West Brom faring in the Premier League this season?
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How much is Rangers a career upgrade from the Norwegian leagues, honestly? Outside of Gers and Celtic, are any of the teams, outside of maybe Hearts and only recently, THAT much better than Scandinavian competition? Might even be better to play in a league where most matches are competitive rather than the handful of Old Firm fixtures every year.
Bedoya once had a career upgrade from the Scandanavian leagues but we know what happened to the ‘Gers.
Also Rico Clark came to MLS … I kid, I kid!
In business, I’d rather not overpay for anyone to be honest. But if I had to I would consider more than age.
Love the kid but MLS is a tough league with tough financial restrictions. Mixx has too many unknowns to simply overpay for and what would be the return on my investment? Butts in seats? Nope. Key cog in my midfield? Unproven at this level. US prospect? Yup, but how does that help my club?
Dude’s gonna be good, but he’s got soem work to do.
I supposed you would rather overpay a 33 year old than an up and coming 21 year old with alot of skill on the ball.
Well Charlie Davies but we all know his story.
how many of our players have played in the Scandinavian leagues? I think Goodson is the most known. Him and Perkins. But Goodson is the only 1 to head to a better league.
Sweden will be fine. They have John Guidetti waiting in the wings. He’ll be a superstar.
Norwegian league is like a top 20 league or maybe top 25 in Europe. It’s arguably akin to MLS. Most players there make hundreds of thousands of dollars and are not much better than players in MLS. And yet they get a lot of transfers to Denmark and Holland and Germany
Rosenberg signed with Rosenberg. For sure his NT career is over. Sweden really only have Zlatan as their only quality striker. Elmander and Toivonen are good but just not when it counts.
I hope that 500k salary was a joke. There are only 14 players in the entire league who make that much. For a guy coming from the last placed team in Norway (a league ranked 28th in Europe), he definitely is not worth that much.
Now, I like Mixx, I think he could be a really good player in the future, but he’s got a lot of growing to do. I couldn’t see paying more than 250K for him honestly. And that’s only because he’s a USMNT player (though i don’t believe he’s fully cap-tied).
Too soft for MLS, would never survive a season
Wouldn’t mind seeing him on an MLS team. Certainly worth a transfer fee and a 500k salary. Would be more exciting to see then many other DPs. Much younger too.
I mean, I would prefer for Mix to leave Norway, but being on a top 3 side in Norway isn’t the end of the world.