Mikkel Morgenstjerne Diskerud – better known as just Mix – plays in a star studded midfield together with Frank Lampard, David Villa and Andrea Pirlo, so it might come as a bit of a surprise that he is eyeing up a future move to unknown club Frigg Oslo FK.
The New York City FC and US international number 10 played for the newly promoted Norwegian 3rd tier club as a youth player, and unlike many footballers he does not take the club’s contributions for granted.
In an interview with Norwegian newspaper VG, he stated that a return to Frigg would be “the dream”. When asked about a potential return to Europe, he answered: “I am going to try to get through all of my previous clubs in the opposite order [that I played for them]. First Rosenborg, then Stabaek, and then Frigg.”
Mix scored New York City FC’s first ever goal against Orlando City last year, and he would like to bring Columbus Crew player Ola Kamara – who also played for Frigg – with him if he returns. He said: “To achieve something with Frigg would be the dream. Dreams don’t always come true, but it would be fun. I left the club when I was 13-14 years old. I have to give something back to Frigg, who helped me become the footballer I am today”.
Whilst playing for Frigg, Diskerud did not only gain technical and mental attributes, he also earned the name on the back of his shirt. In the team there were two players named Mikkel, so in order to limit confusion he was dubbed Mix and the name has stuck ever since – in fact MIX has become his brand.