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Mix Diskerud will not return to Rosenborg, club confirms

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Where Mix will go next is still up in the air.

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Mix Diskerud will not be back at Rosenborg next season. The club confirmed that they have not been able to agree to a new deal with the out-of-contract midfielder and that the American will move on.

It's been expected that Mix would not return to Rosenborg. He had a good run at the Norwegian club, but the 24-year-old had interest from bigger clubs in bigger leagues and there's no better time to make the jump up than as a free agent. Rosenborg held out some hope that they may be able to lure him back, but that hope has since been dashed and they're getting ready for life without him.

Mix has been linked to MLS, with no club in particular standing out. He has previously reportedly been on the verge of signing with the Columbus Crew and Portland Timbers, but neither deal happened and he played out his contract with Rosenborg. The most assured report of the month said that Mix would sign with Club Tijuana, but Mix moved quickly to deny it and say that if he signed with a North American club, it would be in the U.S.

Jurgen Klinsmann seems to like Mix, likely because he is a technical player and a very positive person, two things that mesh with the U.S. manager. Originally, Mix was an attacking midfielder, but he's been pushed further back on the pitch to a box-to-box midfielder, which has challenged his limited defensive skills. Klinsmann would like to see him develop defensively and be able to play deeper, giving the U.S. a good distributor from deep, but it has been shaky to this point.

It will be interesting to see if wherever Mix signs, they see him as a box-to-box midfielder or attacking midfielder. His U.S. future could be pretty closely tied to it.