Once a potential Designated Player move with the Portland Timbers fell apart, Diskerud decided to stick with Rosenborg for two more seasons.
Rosenburg announced the move on Tuesday and it ends Diskerud's lengthy search for a club. The 22-year-old midfielder's contract had expired at the end of 2012 and he had spent the past month and a half in talks with several clubs. According to Soccer by Ives, one of the clubs was the Portland Timbers though an agreement over a Designated Player contract could not be reached.
Diskerud has made three appearances, all in exhibitions, for the U.S. national team and has scored one goal. He is considered a versatile playmaker who can play anywhere in the midfield. Rosenburg's Athletic Director Erik Hoftun admitted that the club wanted to sign Diskerud to a longer contract but couldn't find an agreement past two seasons. Still, Hoftun is happy to bring back the Norwegian-born American international.
"We wanted a longer contract with Mix, but it was two years or nothing and the choice was easy for us," Hoftun told the club's official website.
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