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NEW YORK If it was not made clear enough during the 2016 season, Mix Diskerud's future lies somewhere other than at Yankee Stadium. Diskerud found himself in New York City FC purgatory this past season, as he went from regular contributor to out-of-favor reserve. The 26-year-old midfielder and US national team pool player was dropped completely from the 18-man roster back in early June, and seen only once thereafter in an October friendly vs. Liga MX side Necaxa during that month's international break.
Add the Tampa Bay area to the ever-growing list of cities pushing to be a part of future rounds of MLS expansion. On Tuesday, the Tampa Bay Rowdies unveiled their #MLS2StPete campaign along with a website, mls2stpete.com, to marshal grassroots support for expansion to Florida's Gulf Coast.
Every MLS season is special and full of terrific moments, but 2016 seemed especially stocked with them. From an anniversary that may be bigger in part because it wasn't heavily celebrated to a Legend returning to the league, to a prodigy hitting the field, a star fighting cancer and that doesn't include the playoffs!
CenturyLink Field has provided one of the best atmospheres in MLS since the Seattle Sounders came into the league in 2009. That ambiance has also featured when the US national team have played in Seattle, the most recent example being in 2013 when they played Panama in a World Cup qualifier.