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Columbus Crew still interested in signing Mix Diskerud

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Mike Lawrie

Mix Diskerud is going to be a free agent in January and it is looking more and more like he is ready to make a move away from Rosenborg. Unsurprisingly, the Columbus Crew still want to sign him.

The MLS club tried to sign Mix this summer, but the deal fell through. There were reports that Mix's father demanded more money at the last moment, but why the deal didn't get done is still unclear. Regardless, they were obviously interested and that hasn't changed.

According to MLS Soccer, the Crew sent scouts to watch Mix play for Rosenborg last week. That doesn't mean they are negotiating a deal -- they can negotiate and even sign a pre-contract -- but there is a level of interest there.

It will be interesting to see where Mix lands this January. He is only 24 years old and made the World Cup team, even if he didn't play. He has looked good in U.S. friendlies since, showing an ability to play from deeper, which gives him more versatility. There will be a market for his services, both in Europe and in MLS. He will certainly move to a bigger league and club than the Tippeligaen and Rosenborg, but what is that market and which clubs comes calling?

Mix is a bit of a unique case as far as Americans go, from upbringing, to development, to style. He also has made it clear that he really likes the U.S. and would presumably be interested in a move to the country so it could go a lot of ways.