You may remember Mix Diskerud. Mix is a midfielder that came onto the scene with high praise for his play in Norway when he broke onto the United States Men’s National Team. He made the 2014 World Cup roster, taking the number 10 that at the time was worn prominently by Landon Donovan, and showed a lot of promise. Well, a lot has changed since 2014, and now Mix Diskerud is playing in South Korea for the K. League’s Ulsan Hyundai FC, on loan from Manchester City.
So far, he’s actually not doing bad for the Tigers. In a K. League match yesterday against Jeju United, Mix scored in the 30th minute for Ulsan, contributing to a 3-2 victory.
It was Diskerud’s second goal on the season for Ulsan, who find themselves in 3rd place with 8 matches to play. They’ll need him to continue to play well if they want to move up to have a chance to get a group stage spot in next year’s AFC Champions League. Is Mix Diskerud’s performance in South Korea realistically going to get him back in the USMNT picture? Unlikely. But, it’s always good to see him doing well and testing himself in a league that Americans have never really considered.