It looks like Mix Diskerud wants to stay in Sweden. According to ESPNFC, Diskerud’s representatives are engaged in talks with MLS to extend his loan deal through the end of 2017. The original loan is set to expire on August 27th.
After struggling since mid-2016 to find the field for New York City FC, Mix joined Swedish side IFK Goteborg in March 2017. Diskerud’s lack of playing time at NYCFC hurt his United States Men’s National Team career. His last appearance for the USMNT was October 13, 2015.
However, Diskerud has rediscovered his form at Goteborg and has started every game since the first league match in April. He’s chipped in with three goals and four assists in eighteen appearances, a respectable total for a player who usually plays defensive midfield. He’s also been making important defensive contributions. Since July, Goteborg has been using Diskerud as a right midfielder. While he’s still adjusting to the new position, he has a goal and two assists (in seven matches) playing in this new role. Despite Diskerud’s good form, Goteborg is in 9th place in the Allsvenskan (Swedish’s top division).
Diskerud is still only 26 and his strong performances in Sweden could help to revive his career. Despite having his contract bought out by NYCFC, Diskerud remains under contract with MLS through the end of the 2018 season. According to the 2017 MLS salary data released by the player’s union, Diskerud is earning $772,669 for this season, with Goteborg supposedly paying a small fraction of his salary. If Diskerud continues his good form with Goteborg or another club, it’s possible he can earn his way back into the fold with the USMNT with a call up to their January Camp.