Thursday, December 13, 2012

Let's talk Mix

A morning report from Norway says it's becoming more and more unlikely that Mikkel Diskerud will re-sign with Rosenborg the longer they remain without a new manager. Meanwhile, a new entrant into the race for his signature, Rapid Vienna, has already practically admitted defeat. Apparently, they aren't feeling confident next to other interested parties. 

Diskerud prefers to do such things in stealth mode, so this will be a tough scene to crack. But I have a few ideas from earlier chases (including Eredivisie fans), so wish me luck.






- Greg Seltzer

13 comments:

RobUsry said...

Netherlands would be great. Lower table Bundesliga side maybe. Just want him to get out of Norway and into a better league.

I know it'll never happen but for selfish reasons I'd love to see a MLS team sign him as a DP.

Michael F said...

whoaaaa ives is reporting that the portland timbers are making a run at mix. got to think he won't come to mls.

Will Parchman said...

Few rumors bouncing around that Portland is now going after Mix.

RobUsry said...

Ask and ye shall receive?

I would love that if it happens.

Michael F said...

greg - have you heard anything about this? am i the only one pretty surprised by this rumor?

Greg Seltzer said...

I'd not heard anything of it until now, but it would be a terrible move for Mix. TERRIBLE.

Credit to Portland if they are trying, but there seems to be a rather sticky problem with the article: if I'm not mistaken, Toronto FC holds the top allocation spot right now, not the Timbers.

Jay Eychaner said...

Portland has to be using Mix as smokescreen to bring in someone else. It just doesn't fit with the acquisition of Will Johnson, particularly with Eric Alexander, Diego Chará, and Jack Jewsbury already there. Jonathan Bornstein has been mooted as well.

TFC has to have someone on the plate as well, or else they would have just swapped allocation spots in the deal for Johnson and Kocic.

Jay Eychaner said...

WTF am I thinking. Doesn't Portland already hold Bornstein's MLS rights anyhow?

Matt said...

Portland has the right to Bornstein, you are correct. Gavin Wilkinson was on the MLS podcast earlier this week talking, at length, about potential player moves. Not that he would come out and say it, but Mix sounds like a loooong shot based on that interview with Borg and Wiebe.

Matt said...

What Portland needs is a central defender, not another attacking player.

dikranovich said...

to me, mix going to a team in portland, with a coach in caleb porter, that is a winning situation for both parties. players always want to play for coaches who believe in them, and you know caleb believes in mix.

the bonus is that bright dike is going to go off this season and mix will get all kinds of assists. if mwanga comes good, thats even more of a bonus.

jon said...

As per Portland, Toronto and the allocation order, I thought the speculation was that they might have made a handshake deal as part of their recent trade.

As far as whether or not it would be a terrible move, I fail to see how it would be any worse than Rapid Vienna (at least in respect to MLS versus the Austrian Bundesliga). Now if you are talking about Portland specifically, I can understand that, but am also optimistic Caleb Porter can turn things around. And I think Mix would be back in Europe after WC2014 as a much improved player.

Jay Eychaner said...

Yes, I know there was speculation of a handshake deal, and thus my presumption that TFC has designs for their position in the allocation table. Swapping 1st for 3rd would probably be fine if they had no intentions of bringing someone in. As is, such a swap swap did not happen and Portland had to ship some money to CUSA to trade 2nd for 3rd. What does that say? It says that TFC is at least slightly worried that CUSA would pip them for a particular signee.