Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Mix-tery solved

I have been informed that a deal is all but set for Mikkel Diskerud to re-sign with Rosenborg, as we told you back in December was likely to happen back. Once I get a little more detail, there will be an MLSS report.





- Greg Seltzer

10 comments:

K said...

Picture of Mix signing from yesterday: http://t.co/iSSSCKng

Timmy said...

Hey - any opinions on how the Norwegian league compares to the MLS? Is it safe to assume he's earning more money over there than he would here?

dikranovich said...

no timmy, maybe we are seeing players, who are getting input from parents, and sometimes, maybe that information is not as rational or practical as we would think, from our perspective.

ie. nevin subotic, who did once state something to the effect that he would only every wear a USA jersey.

Greg Seltzer said...

@ Timmy: The Norwegian league has fallen behind MLS - but the Europa League sure hasn't. and not all Norwegian clubs are created equal, Rosenborg is a considerable shop window for Europe.

@ dikranovich: What we are definitely seeing is more of your insulting assumptions as fact. Cut it out.

Timmy said...

Greg - Europa is a fine reason to stay at Rosenborg. As is their reputation in Europe. How does the pay there compare vs. the MLS?

I recall reading an article (maybe by G Wahl in SI) about Beasley and some others playing Mexico. One point the article highlighted was that the MLS has trouble competing with Liga MX on compensation. In one particular anecdote, Don Garber had no idea how much Herc was getting paid down there.

BTM said...

Am I the only one who's extremely disappointed by this? The dude's 22 years old. If he's ever going to be international quality, shouldn't he have moved well past the Tippeligaen by now?

Greg Seltzer said...

@ Timmy: Sorry, I totally flaked on the salary issue. I would imagine that Norway wins on the lower end of salaries, MLS probably edges the middle ground and then owns the high end. However, Rosenborg are among the bigger spenders in Norway and Mix is among their best players, so he is probably a fair bit into DP salary territory.

@ BTM: I would not be too disappointed. This was a terribly dead winter market and I don't think that going to a better league in Russia would have actually helped him work into the USMNT rotation or give the bigger European leagues a good look at him.

dikranovich said...

greg, really, im just postulating, and that should not insult anyone. im going to take portland at their word and believe that mix was close to a deal, and may have in fact given a verbal agreement, which to me mean that there was never any deal.

mix just got cold feet and that is ok, but we are talking about a player who has pledged that he wants to wear USA colors. it just seems odd to me that he not want to come to MLS and everyone knows he would be an MLS poster child and could be king of endorsments.

timmy, to answer your question, it is hard to believe that mix gets more long term security playing in norway, than he would playing in MLS.

this really probably comes down to a young guy feeling a little homesick about leaving his country, not to unlike donovans first stint in germany. so mix should probably fit right in with team USA.

Greg Seltzer said...

Mix was not close to a deal with Portland.

dikranovich said...

says you!!!