Another day, another team, another rumor. This is what the January transfer window is all about, people.
The last time we wrote about Mix Diskerud, he was supposedly set to be announced by Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles de Caliente, better known as Xolos (don't mind me, I just like the name). Anyway, like every other rumored signing by Mix, that one was just a tantalizing mirage.
Now it's New York City's turn.
According to Goal.com, the team and the league are finalizing the details of the contract:
Multiple sources have confirmed to Goal USA that NYCFC and MLS are putting the finishing touches on the signing of U.S. national team midfielder Mix Diskerud. Currently out of contract, Diskerud was mulling offers from Europe but now appears ready to sign to play in MLS after two previous failed attempts by the league to secure his services.
Before everyone runs out, buys wigs, and raises the curtain on "MIxomatosis" at Yankee Stadium, let's remember that we've been here twice before with Diskerud: with Portland in 2013, and with Columbus last year. So it's entirely probable that this could all fall apart.
It's also unclear whether Diskerud would be signing as a designated player. While he is a fan-favorite as a U.S. men's national team player, Diskerud didn't particularly distinguish himself last season in the Norwegian Tippeligaen for Rosenborg. Rosenborg certainly weren't hastening to secure his signature before his contract expired on New Year's Eve, and none of the other moves have come about. So signing him as a DP might entail a bit of paying over-the-odds for a player who may not necessarily be a good fit for Jason Kreis' diamond midfield.
At any rate, we'll have more coverage if and when we know more about this.