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Report: IFK Goteborg trying to sign Mix Diskerud on permanent deal

Mix Diskerud’s loan move to Sweden could turn into a permanent stay.

According to fotbolltransfers.com, IFK Goteborg is attempting to secure a permanent move for the New York City FC midfielder. Diskerud spent this past season on loan with the Swedish club, appearing 29 times while scoring five goals.

“I’m talking to them and we’ll talk again,”┬ásays sports director Mats Gren. It will be a little more difficult with the rules there and so, but we will see how willing they are to write a longer deal because we are not so interested in short-term contracts now that we rebuild.”

Diskerud made 39 appearances during his stay with NYCFC, with 27 coming in his debut season.

The Swedish club also added Sam Adekugbe on loan from the Vancouver Whitecaps this past summer.

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  1. Rory – I don’t think you’ll hear many calling for Diskerude to be included with the National Team. There are just too many quality players at his position who are younger and of equal/better ability (Pulisic, Gonzalez, McKennie, Adams, Acosta, Gooch, Scott, Parks, etc…).

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  2. Hopefully this works out for him and he can return to the form he had shown as a young player. I always thought he had tremendous upside but he was never really able to put all the pieces together. Moving to MLS was a complete and total disaster for Mix.

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    • Hate to say it but he just wasn’t big or physical enough for MLS.

      I like Mix and think he’s a skilled guy but he’s always been a bit of a lightweight and tends to show better in friendlies and low-pressure games than studs-up deathmatches…rough him up a little and he tends to vanish from a game by halftime.

      Good player, but I think his level was more of a slower, less physical Scandanavian league than MLS…which, quite frankly, plays a lot more like the Championship or 2 Bundesliga and is definitely not for those who don’t like contact.

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      • True.
        He struggled in the Belgium league too.
        I don’t know if Sweden’s league plays like Norway’s league but I suspect I feel he plays well we will hear lot so of calls for him with the Nats.

    • I still say he was the MVP of the 2013 Gold Cup team. Dude was just never given enough opportunities at the national team level then didn’t do enough at the club level to earn any.

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      • i don’t know how you can say that when Donovan(5 goals, 3 assists)and Wondolowski(5 goals) both had way more of an impact! The right player(Donovan)won the award!

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