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Mix Diskerud scores first goal for Ulsan Hyundai


Mix Diskerud’s move to South Korea had many people scratching their heads. The former NYCFC midfielder silenced his critics with his first goal for Ulsan Hyundai on Saturday.

Diskerud became the first American player to score in South Korea’s top-flight as Ulsan rolled past FC Seoul 4-1 at home.

Seung-Gyu Han opened things in the 37th minute for Ulsan before Junior Negrao doubled the hosts lead in the 42nd.

Diskerud added to the first-half onslaught with his first goal in the 44th minute. Negrao would tally his second goal of the match in the 57th to make it 4-0 to Ulsan.

Seoul would pull a consolation goal back after the hour mark but that would be their only response. Ulsan’s victory sees them sitting in third place in the K-League, four points back of second-place Gyeongnam.

As for Diskerud, he will hope today’s performance sparks him to find the back of the net more often. The Manchester City loanee scored seven goals in 41 appearances with Swedish side Goteborg before making the switch to South Korea.

Ulsan is next in action on Sept. 2nd at Incheon.


  1. “Silenced his critics?”

    Does the author mean the some of the critics of the club that signed him?

    Because I’m quite sure that one goal in the Korean first division didn’t do a lot to immediately convince of his former MLS peers that he was overpaid and over-valued by our top flight league after signing to play stateside.

    As a fan, I’m not impressed either. It will take a lot more to remove my doubts about what qualities he currently brings to the table.

  2. Pretty sure he’s not the first American to score there. There’s a Korean-American forward who played there a few years ago and scored more than a few times.

    • Kang Soo-il
      2007–2010 Incheon United 47 (6)
      2011–2015 Jeju United 97 (12)
      2014 → Pohang Steelers (loan) 29 (6)


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