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Bshredder
Post #1
Tuesday January 8, 2013 3:46pm

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He is close to signing a new deal with Rosenborg

rambo
Chi town
Post #2
Tuesday January 8, 2013 4:02pm

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Would you have liked to see him go to a different league? I would have, as he already has won enough and proved himself in Norway. At least he will get playing time. That being said, besides Portland what other teams were in for him? Would have loved to see him in Holland or France

sxewesley
Post #3
Tuesday January 8, 2013 4:40pm

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Bshred, what is your take on Rosenberg Vs Timbers as options for Mix. If the money is the same, big if, it would seem to me that the Timbers are a better option from the standpoint that MLS is at least as good of competition and getting better, he would make more of a name for himself among US fans and above all, he would be given the keys and have the team built around him, no?

On the other hand, I am a TA die hard and am probably looking through rose city tinted glasses...

Bshredder
Post #4
Tuesday January 8, 2013 4:58pm

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I actually liked the Timbers move. Because I like the MLS better than Norway and I like the style which Porter wants to play. Most importantly I like the idea that Porter was going to bring Mix in to be engine of the team. For me, there's nothing left for Mix to do in Norway

Not to mention Mix could benefit by playing in a more physical league. It could add a new element to his game

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #5
Tuesday January 8, 2013 5:04pm

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I know he will be getting solid starting minutes at Rosenberg, but he has accomplished about as much as he can in Norway. Not only that Tippeligaen is worse than MLS and it's getting worse every year. I think Diskerud is doing himself a disservice, but my guess he had only three real options: Rosenberg, Timbers, and Rapid Vienna. Out of those three I would have chose MLS and the Timbers. Probably what kept Diskerud from signing with the Timbers( and sources say that he was very close to signing) was the lack of player freedom when it comes to transfers out of MLS.

I would be surprised if Josh Gatt is in Norway past this upcoming season.

sxewesley
Post #6
Tuesday January 8, 2013 5:51pm

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Thanks, I see exactly the same way, but I am so biased that I was not sure it was rational lol.

richieJkulesaNY
Post #7
Tuesday January 8, 2013 7:39pm

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I'm indifferent to his choice. Dont think he would improve that much more with the Timbers, if at all. Cant look past the fact that he is staying close to home which for some players gives them a comfort level they need. Not saying thats the case, but something to think about. Another upside to Norway is the exposure to the better European leagues. I also understand the upside to joining the Timbers, but its prolly not enough to make him move halfway across the world.

Bshredder
Post #8
Tuesday January 8, 2013 9:03pm

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Original post from richieJkulesaNY
Another upside to Norway is the exposure to the better European leagues.


I don't think this is true anymore. If you do well in MLS, you'll get noticed. It's scouted well enough.

Over the past 12 months Zusi & Agudelo are on trial with WHU (interest in Zusi is real). Espinoza signed for Wigan. Najar is at Anderlecht on loan. Cameron walked into the starting lineup at Houston. Gonzalez would be in the Bundesliga now if not for Timmy Chandler. Besler had offers from QPR before resigning with SKC.

rambo
Chi town
Post #9
Tuesday January 8, 2013 9:28pm

Joined Jun 2012
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If only Besler would have signed with QPR, then Nelson would have been able to start his head coaching gig on time!

blaise213
Post #10
Tuesday January 8, 2013 10:07pm

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not to mention if Mix is in the national team picture, playing in the MLS would be much less travel time through out the year........

thisguy2
Inland empire
Post #11
Wednesday January 9, 2013 3:41am

Joined Dec 2012
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Personally I agree with everyone here, but I believe the one true reason he stayed out there is one reason alone the Champions League, or the Europa league. Plain and simple that's the best option if he wants to get exposure. The MLS is ok but the Champions League is a lot better.... And also the competition is 20x better the so called concacaf champions league lol maybe he is make the right choice in choosing the a team to play with, just put yourself in his shoes is all I'm saying.
Thisguy2
Bshredder
Post #12
Wednesday January 9, 2013 4:12am

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Original post from thisguy2

Personally I agree with everyone here, but I believe the one true reason he stayed out there is one reason alone the Champions League, or the Europa league. Plain and simple that's the best option if he wants to get exposure. The MLS is ok but the Champions League is a lot better.... And also the competition is 20x better the so called concacaf champions league lol maybe he is make the right choice in choosing the a team to play with, just put yourself in his shoes is all I'm saying.


The chances that Rosenborg of making the group stages in the Champions League are slim to none. The chances of them making it out of the group stage in the Europa is also slim.

I think people overvalue the importance of European competitions at early stages (Champions League qualifiers or Europa group stages). They aren't scouted or give the exposure people think at the early rounds.

Unless a player is on a truly elite team, the reality is that what is most important to any player is the quality of the league players play in. That is 95% of the games a player plays in.

MSantoine
Post #13
Wednesday January 9, 2013 5:26am

Joined Nov 2012
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Original post from Bshredder

I think people overvalue the importance of European competitions at early stages (Champions League qualifiers or Europa group stages). They aren't scouted or give the exposure people think at the early rounds.

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Couldn't agree more. Do people realize that the only rounds that get lots of exposure are Euopa Finals (maybe semis) and Champions league quaterfinals. Unless its a big underdog (see Cypriot team last year) Its really just the top teams (Real, Barca, Bayern, Man U, etc) that get the bump for their performances


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