DAVID SMITH - Monday, December 29, 2014
Mikkel Diskerud will leave Rosenborg in the off-season, the team confirmed, after the two sides were unable to agree to a new contract.
The Oslo-born US international had spent the better part of the last three seasons as one of the main cogs in the Norwegian giants' lineup, however will be moving on to greener pastures according to a Monday-afternoon announcement by the team.
"Rosenborg wanted to sign a new contract with Mix, but discussions with the player's representatives have not been successful. Mix thus leaves Rosenborg." the team's press release announced.
Diskerud joined the team in August 2012 after a short loan stint at Belgian club Gent, playing in a total of 78 games in league, cup and European competition, and scoring nine goals in the process.
His arrival coincided with the rise of Molde as the prominent power in Norwegian soccer, meaning that he does leave the 22-time national champions without any trophies.
Despite the lack of team success during his stay, his performances during the 28-month span of time did see Diskerud become a regular contributor on the national team level.
His first appearance with the senior team came in 2010, however he became officially tied to the team after appearing - and scoring one goal - in the 2013 Gold Cup. He also played in several qualification games for the 2014 World Cup and was selected for Jürgen Klinsmann's final squad, although never took the field in Brazil.
The 24 year-old attacking midfielder has flirted with a move to MLS previously, with a reported deal to join Portland falling through in 2012.