In this week’s installment of FUT Nation’s Random Player of the Week, Futhead.com has randomly selected NYCFC and United States Men’s National Team midfielder Mix Diskerud.
The 70-overall silver card’s compiled stats contained nothing too exciting; however, the well-rounded rating was nothing to overlook.
After a lackluster season in Major League Soccer with New York City FC, it will be up to us to revitalize the 26-year-old’s career.
Available on the market for a hefty price as a silver, Diskerud currently costs around 1,500 coins. Due to the recent SBC David Villa card, MLS players’ prices have sky rocketed, resulting in Mix being impacted.
Heading into the match, I compiled a cheap MLS squad containing both bought and previously owned players, ranging from silver to gold.
Collecting the totals of all eleven players presented below, the final amount came to about 8,000. This price was reasonable and respectable for a card like Diskerud’s.
The team supporting Diskerud is as follows: Tim Howard (GK), Connor Lade (RB), Jason Hernandez (RCB), Laurent Ciman (LCB), Ashley Morgan (LB), Walter Restrepo (RM), Warren Creavalle (CDM), Javier Morales (LCM), Daniel Royer (LM), Alhaji Kamara (ST).
In the match, the MLS squad was up against a pacey English Premier League team – nothing new. Having Diskerud as the main attraction, I focused on playing through the middle, which confused my opponent.
Mix was given opportunities to send through balls to Restrepo and Royer, igniting an attack. Mix’s ability to slow down a game and play the simple ball was what I enjoyed most about him.
The NYCFC midfielder led the offense, everything went through him. Although Mix seemed to be only an offensive player at first, his knack to get back on defense and provide support was uncanny.
I found countless times that he would return and disrupt my opponent’s build-up play. Throughout the match, Diskerud was everywhere on the field.
The match ended in a 1-0 win for Diskerud and company. An early goal by Kamara led to a simple challenge for the squad. Although Mix enjoyed a solid game, the countless missed opportunities by Kamara and Restrepo allowed the game to come down to the very last seconds.
Kamara looks to be a strong and pacey striker; however, that’s all he is. The striker has no shot or dribbling ability. I don’t recommend.
Shots on Target:
Overall, Mix Diskerud was a good player - for a silver. If you are looking to make a cheap silver squad or even an MLS team, Mix should be on the roster.
Highly skilled, great passer, perfect work rates, I highly recommend you try the long-haired god in your next FUT match.
Overall Rating: 8/10
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