Mix Diskerud finally has a club, and he's finally in MLS. The United States midfielder, who has been a free agent since December and nearly signed with MLS clubs in the two previous transfer windows, has signed with New York City FC.
Mix makes the move to New York, where he will play with David Villa and Frank Lampard, but maybe more importantly, he will play for Jason Kreis. The manager is one of MLS's best and his high tempo, pressing and technical style is similar to the one that Jurgen Klinsmann has been trying to implement with the U.S. so NYCFC should be a great place for Mix as he tries to boost his standing with the national team.
Exactly where Mix will fit in at NYCFC is unclear. Lampard doesn't join the club until July -- when Mix will presumably be with the U.S. at the Gold Cup -- so we won't really get an idea of how Mix and the rest of the midfield is going to work until late summer, but it will be interesting because he doesn't have a clear position right now.
Mix was originally an attacking midfielder, using his creativity and technical skill to create in the final third, but he has been slowly moving deeper on the pitch. Klinsmann has especially looked to get him deeper, allowing him to create from deeper, help dictate tempo and transition the ball. The problem is that playing deeper requires more defensive responsibility, which Mix has struggled with, but if he plays deeper for NYCFC then maybe his defensive skills will grow.