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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.
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.
The US national team is on the verge of qualifying for the Copa America Centenario quarterfinals. All that’s left to do: Take care of business against Paraguay. The US will clinch a berth in the knockout rounds with a win on Saturday against Paraguay. They’ll more than likely advance with a draw, as well. Paraguay’s hopes are a bit bleaker. They need a win against the US and a Colombia win/draw against Costa Rica to go through to the next round.
The US national team host Mexico in San Antonio on Wednesday, possibly the perfect city to host a meeting between the two CONCACAF powers. The US will be looking to keep an unbeaten streak alive against their rivals, but while Mexico manager Miguel Herrera may want to beat the US, he would probably rather do it in July.