I'll have a report up at MLSS as soon as somebody in America gets to the office, but we can go ahead and clear up some of the scene around free agent Rosenborg midfielder Mikkel Diskerud a bit right now. I spoke with Mix's dad/agent this morning, so the skinny doesn't get any straighter. Let's summarize quickly:
Yes, the Portland Timbers are actively trying to court Diskerud, and yes, it is something he is considering. At the same time, though, the Timbers (and MLS) have yet to make an official offer. As for Rosenborg, the playmaker says he will only return to Norway to play for them. As for his primary career motivation right now, that is to help the USMNT rise to the next level.
And since this won't make it into the report, I will add that Mix sent along the message that he wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas (or corresponding holiday celebration). Ya gotta love that kid.
- Greg Seltzer