Why MLS Signing Mix Diskerud Would Be a Watershed Moment for the League

Last Thursday, reports emerged that the Portland Timbers were preparing to sign young USMNT prospect Mix Diskerud.

Diskerud, at 22 years old, has already made three appearances with the senior national team and has some impressive highlights with the team.

In his first cap, earned in a November 2010 away friendly against South Africa, Diskerud showed an incredible amount of composure on the ball in assisting Juan Agudelo’s game-winner in the 85th minute of the game.

Then, in only his third cap for the national team, Diskerud scored the game-tying goal in last month’s 2-2 away draw with Russia.

Diskerud, who’s contract with Norway’s Rosenborg expires at the end of this month, also has familiarity with incoming Portland Timbers manager Caleb Porter, having played for Porter with the U.S. U-23s this past spring.

Regardless of whether or not the move is a good one for Diskerud or the US...

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