by Hunter York – New York City is known to have many stars walking it’s crowded streets. This year a new star came rolling into town and he is winning over New Yorkers and MLS fans alike.
Mix Diskerud is a Norwegian born US international midfielder playing his trade for the expansion New York City Football Club. Mix, the nickname his mother coined because he ran around the house like a mixmaster as a child, came to the attention of U.S. fans when he earned his first cap with the men’s national team in 2010.
He has since earned another 27 caps, played in a FIFA World Cup, and is no doubt a part of Jurgen Klinsmann’s future plans.
The 24-year-old started his professional career with Stabaek in Norway. He played in Puma cleats including the Puma V1.10 and continued pulling the silo on in subsequent generations as he moved on loan to Gent.
He made a permanent move to Norwegian side Rosenborg in 2012 and stayed there until to 2014 despite MLS and the Portland Timbers making an offer to bring the midfielder to U.S. shores when he first arrived at Rosenborg.
While at Rosenborg, Mix wore all sorts of boots. He was spotted in the adidas 11Pro and adiZero F50, multiple colorways of the Nike Tiempo Legend 4, as well as the Umbro Geometra cleats.
2014 was a year of change for Diskerud. He prepared for the World Cup wearing the Nike Tiempo 5.
But the day before the Stars and Stripes were to open their tournament against Ghana in Natal the midfielder announced his move to Umbro on Twitter.
(2/2) My feet have tested and tested. They will have a ball in these: pic.twitter.com/wwG7Ywdzac
— Mix Diskerud (@MixDiskerud) June 16, 2014
Later that year it was rumored Diskerud would move to MLS expansion club NYCFC and the rumors proved to be true. The US number 10 took the same number with this club side and has played well so far this season knocking in a goal in his first 7 matches in the sky blue kit.
Diskerud is now one of the Umbro’s main sponsored players wearing a customized UX-1 with a sole plate that is found on the Velocita speed boots.
The creative midfielder will hope to lead NYCFC to success this season and beyond. The American superstar has thrived under pressure before and there is certainly plenty in the Big Apple.
And maybe his mixing it up before signing on with a cleat sponsor was more about loyalty to the team’s technical sponsor than anything else. As recently as 2013, Mix tended to wear Nike cleats while playing with the national team who wear Nike jerseys and adidas while with his club team which were wearing adidas kits.
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