Report: Diskerud off to Sweden to rebuild career

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Mix Diskerud’s found a place to stay in shape and the market window, and it is not in Major League Soccer.

Bought out last week by New York City FC, the USMNT midfielder saw his playing rights still controlled by MLS.

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He’ll reportedly dance off to Goteborg in Sweden on a short-term loan, according to ESPN’s Jeff Carlisle:

The source said the loan, if completed, would provide “minor salary relief only” to Diskerud’s former club, New York City FC, which would still be responsible for paying the bulk of the player’s wages.

With 38 caps and six goals at age 26, Diskerud is plenty experienced and should find regular playing time under Jörgen Lennartsson, his former manager at Stabaek.

It’s low risk for the mid, who could become a staple for the Swedish side which has been in the UEFA Europa League in each of the last four seasons.