Mikkel Diskerud can choose US or Norway NT [R] includes NT results

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  1. USvsIRELAND

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    Re: Mikkel Diskerud

    Nice find. Have some rizzep.
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    Re: Mikkel Diskerud

    Do you have a link to the Goff article? I read his site regularly but must have missed it.
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    Re: Mikkel Diskerud

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    Has Steve Buscemi ever filmed a movie in Denmark?

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    The judge wouldn't even require a paternity test for this case.


  5. Dave Marino-Nachison

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    Re: Mikkel Diskerud

    Honestly, there's nothing there that ain't here. Just a short mention of the player's name.
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    Re: Mikkel Diskerud

    Marcelo 'The thing is' Balboa is asst coach? I hope he explains soccer concepts to the players on the practice field better than he does on television.
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    Re: Mikkel Diskerud

    Hometown: Oslo, Norway

    Interesting.
  9. Matt12

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    i think he can play both for the Norwegian and the US NT.
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    Re: Mikkel Diskerud

    Mikkel went the full 90 and assisted on all 3 goals in the U-20's 3-0 victory over Northern Ireland yesterday.

    Dare I say cap him now?

    Match report: http://www.ussoccer.com/articles/viewArticle.jsp_6094863.html

  11. Dave Marino-Nachison

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    Re: Mikkel Diskerud

    Ah, I see they edited that report. Those first two assists belonged to Morales previously.
  12. Sandon Mibut

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    Re: Mikkel Diskerud

    Well that's a pretty good start!

    Let's see what he does for an encore. That, and maybe a first-team appearance for his club.

    But like I said, certainly a good start.
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    Re: Mikkel Diskerud

    I typed "cap him now" with a hint of sarcasm but three assists from an unknown player who may or may not have Norwegian citizenship is a pretty big deal. I agree, let's see what he and the rest of the team can do against Portugal, because that'll be a stern test.

    This is certainly shaping up to be an intriguing U-20 cycle is it not? With our European based players and then these 2 unknown players who were born in Europe. Diskerud could become synonymous with "Rossi" in Norway if this pans out.
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    Re: Mikkel Diskerud

    The US u18's played Norway yesterday in Portugal. Here is Norway's lineup from the US Soccer match report.

    http://ussoccer.com/articles/viewArticle.jsp_6422549.html

    I wonder if this is Mikkel Diskerud from our u20 team?
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    Re: Mikkel Diskerud

    That punk! And also... how is a starter on the U.S. U20 team a sub on the Norway U18 squad? Granted the U20 squad was a B-team...

    Reading through the boxscore, I didn't recognize any of the US U18 names. Is this also a B-squad?
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    Re: Mikkel Diskerud

    It is the same Mikkel Diskerud.


    Below is Norway's lineup from the Norwegian federation website.

    http://www.fotball.no/t2.aspx?p=53178&cat=51835&x=1&a=226988
    Norges lag (4-3-3): Ørjan H. Nyland - Remi Johansen, Stefan Strandberg, Jonathan Tollås (Alexander Solli 90.min), Vegard Landaas - Anders Kondrasen (Anders Karlsen 46.min (Simen Melhus 71.min)), Magnus Wolf Eikrem, Preben Mankowitz (Mikkel Diskerud 46.min) - Mohammed Keita (Christer Jensen 46.min), Jo Inge Berget, Pål A. Helland (Kenneth Jensen 77.min).
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    Re: Mikkel Diskerud

    Maybe he was just using the US call in as leverage to be included in Norway's youth setup?

    I'm disappointed. I was optimistic about his prospects.
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    Re: Mikkel Diskerud

    It`s the same guy. I got no idea why he is playing both for Norway and the US, guess he has not decided which one h wants to play for.
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    Re: Mikkel Diskerud

    Well if he ever wants to play in a World Cup he should play for us. I'm not saying he can't make the Norway squad, just that it's a safer bet that we'll qualify. Although he might feel like a mercenary playing for us.
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    Re: Mikkel Diskerud

    Interesting.
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    Re: Mikkel Diskerud

    Can a player change youth national teams more than once, or like go back and forth until he's irrevocably cap-tied?
  23. Sandon Mibut

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    Re: Mikkel Diskerud

    I think as long as he's only playing in friendlies and never plays in a cap-tying game that there's nothing keeping him from switching back and forth.

    I'm not certain on that, however.
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    Yeah i think he will have an easyer time getting to the WC with the US then with Norway.

    The NTs are of comperabel strength with maybe a slight edge to the US and your qualification gropes are much easier.

    But really playing for a NT shud be about playing for your country not whatever place gives you the best shot at success.

    But then only Diskerud can know what country he feel is his.
  25. spunk

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    Re: Mikkel Diskerud

    Which team won that game?

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