Diskerud responds to Wambach’s comments on “foreign” USMNT players

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Mix Diskerud has responded to Abby Wambach’s comments criticizing the selection of foreign-born players for the United States men’s national team.

Before playing her final game for the USWNT on Wednesday, Wambach spoke out about how she didn’t agree with Jurgen Klinsmann’s system of bringing foreign players such as Jermaine Jones and Fabian Johnson into the national team setup.

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That led to a response from USMNT and NYCFC midfielder Mix Diskerud, who was born in Norway to an American mother. Diskerud posted the following message on his Instagram account, criticizing Wambach’s comments.

Klinsmann has relied on plenty of European-born talent to play for the USMNT, with Jones, Johnson, and Diskerud just to name a few. While you could criticize Klinsmann for a number of reasons during his tenure in charge, using “foreign” players certainly is not one of them.