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

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  1. Altidore_Adu_Fan

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    Re: Mikkel Diskerud can choose US or Norway NT

    i hope u do choose the USA we have a great future infront of us we have alot of young talent overseas including U, our u-20's qualified to the world cup once again and are u-17's have very promising players just take your selection well even if Rongen doesent call u that doesent mean u cant play for the USA i wish u luck and look forward to seeing you in the red white and blue


  2. miklagard

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    Hehe, thanx

    Difficult for americans to pronounce it. So people just call me Mix, its my nickname, also here in Norway. I play center-mid.

    USA, is what you want, I'll keep that in mind. LOL
  3. miklagard

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    I was thinking about it, and actually my friends told me to do so. But I never did, witch is maybe a little bit stupid from my side. I know colleges in the US have asked Rongen about me, and that he has given positiv remarks about me as a player.
  4. miklagard

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    Cool of you saying that :) The US team would be awesome, but it's sort of not my call now. And I am pretty sure of that neither Rongen or anybody from his staff, has checked out how I am doing in Norway. It's pretty cold here, so I do understand them though :p In this league, we do have some US players: Clarence Goodson
    Adin Brown - Aalesunds FK
    Mikkel Diskerud - Stabæk Fotball
    Troy Perkins - Vålerenga IF Fotball
    Brian Waltrip - Molde FK
    Brian West - Fredrikstad F

    So I would think that they were some american scouts out here......
    If Rongen gives me a call I would be thrilled :D Until then I can't say no to Norway


  5. Scotty

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    Re: Mikkel Diskerud can choose US or Norway NT

    Mikkel,

    Norway has only qualified for the World Cup three times in their history, and the last time was in 1998. The USA, on the other hand, consistently qualify and we have played in every one since 1990.

    Do you feel that you should take these facts into consideration when deciding between the two countries?
  6. miklagard

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    Well yeah, of course, but as I said earlier: I will play for the team that first pics me out for the qualyfing matches. If I say no to Norway, and then I don't get picked out for the US squad, I have screwed up. So therefore it would be nice to hear what Mr. Rongen has to say about the situation
  7. Altidore_Adu_Fan

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    Re: Mikkel Diskerud can choose US or Norway NT

    Call him up send him a text send him an Email send him a letter tell him whats going on with your situation and if he says no then Big Soccer will start a riot :p and not only the world cup we are the best in our region and we qualified for the Confederations Cup this year
  8. miklagard

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    Haha, well thanx bro :) But I don't want to be pushi, and call him. Allthough I probably should, just so I know what his thoughts are. I might be to shy to do that though....
  9. Dave Marino-Nachison

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    Re: Mikkel Diskerud can choose US or Norway NT

    Well, our qualifying matches are over -- we just finished and will be going to Egypt.

    And it looks like Norway didn't qualify for Egypt since the European qualifiers were apparently held in July 2008.

    http://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/qualifiers/index.html

    Since Mikkel is a 1990 it looks like he's out of chances to play in a FIFA youth tournament unless Rongen picks him for Egypt and/or he represents the U.S. or Norway in the 2012 Olympics.

    Mikkel, you might want to work on that shyness!

    ;)
  10. miklagard

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    Norway is playing this summer in France, qualifying for the European champonship. Since I played the last training match for Norway NT under 20 against Italy I have hopes of making the squad going to France.

    Ok, I might give him a call :)
  11. Dave Marino-Nachison

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    Re: Mikkel Diskerud can choose US or Norway NT

    Good point, I had forgotten about UEFA events.
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    Re: Mikkel Diskerud can choose US or Norway NT

    I assume you have an agent and the calling is what they do. ;)
  13. miklagard

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    My father is my advisor......
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    Re: Mikkel Diskerud can choose US or Norway NT

    Well, it's your life, but as an older guy, keep in mind that once you make a commitment, you can't undo it. I mean, suppose you pick the US, then find that you can't get minutes because of better players at your position. Then what? And, of course, the same goes for picking Norway.

    As an American, I'd love to have you if you can help the team. As a human being, I want you to be happy with your choice. Waiting increases the chance that you'll be happy with your choice.
  15. Claws

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    Mikkel,

    I am an American living in Ås, which is south of Oslo by about 35 kilometers. It is great for us to communicate with you and incredibly rare that you have taken the time to do this. Thank you, we all appreciate it. A couple more questions if you don't mind.

    Can you tell me where Stæbak plays their matches?

    Also, do you think you will be getting first team minutes this season? I would love attend one of your matches when you visit Oslo or Fredrikstad. Thanks again for your time.
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    Mikkel,

    I just found the team's website and see that the club is located in Bærum. That is an easy train ride for me:)
  17. miklagard

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    I totally agree with what you are saying. The same things are going through my mind. I am just going to wait it out for the time beeing, until something comes up :)
  18. miklagard

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    We play at Fornebu Arena, it's a new stadium in Bærum :) Inside actually, but very nice. Last game against Lillestrøm I was supposed to come in after 55 min, my jersey was on and the next time the ball was gonna go out of bounce I was going to substitute. Next thing that happened was that the guy who I was switching with (Palmi Palmason), scored a goal. So he kept playing for the rest of the game after that :p So yeah, I think a will get some playing time this season. :p
  19. miklagard

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    Are u from the US? Lived in Norway a long time? :) U are anytime welcome to come watch a game. :)
  20. Sandon Mibut

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    Re: Mikkel Diskerud can choose US or Norway NT

    Mikkel,

    Do you think the reason the US hasn't called you back is because you played for Norway - agains the US - shortly after playing with out U20 team and because you continue to play for Norway.

    It could be the US assumes you've made your choice since you were seen in another shirt since playing for the US and since you played against the US.

    Were I you and still harbored desires to play for the US, I would be proactive and contact the USSF and/or Thomas Rongen and let him know you still want to be considered.

    Because I'm guessing they figure you've made your choice and it wasn't the US.
  21. miklagard

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    Since I wans't picked out to the next squad after the portugal trip, I predicted that I was not in consideration anymore. But when I look back at the squads that are taking out, Rongen likes to change alot and pick out different players. So yeah I should contact the US under 20 staff, and talk to them. Thanx for the advise. Just a little bit weird calling up and asking whats up.... but I will manage I hope
  22. Claws

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    Re: Mikkel Diskerud can choose US or Norway NT

    "Are u from the US? Lived in Norway a long time? :) U are anytime welcome to come watch a game. :)"

    I came to Norway from the US about 7 months ago. I will come to a game when you play against another American, maybe against IK Start since they have Clarence Goodson and Hunter Freeman.

    I have Norwegian friends who love football, we'll make a trip!
  23. Bruce S

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    Re: Mikkel Diskerud can choose US or Norway NT

    it is not weird for an American. Please remember that. If you are polite this is viewed as a perfectly OK thing to do. Not pushy, just normal for a guy who has a difficult choice, and wants as much information as possible.
  24. miklagard

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    Oh, ok. Actually, that helped that you said that :) I think I will call Mr. Rongen ;)
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