NYCFC’s Mix Diskerud “can’t wait” to play alongside Frank Lampard

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Mix Diskerud played hero for New York City FC in their inaugural match against Orlando City.

Still, he knows he won’t be the focal point of the midfield for much longer.

Chelsea legend and current Manchester City midfielder Frank Lampard is mere months away from joining the club — and Diskerud couldn’t be happier about it.

“I met him in Manchester. Terrific guy,” Diskerud said.  “I can’t wait to play next to him!”

Lampard met his future teammate during the club’s preseason at the City Football Academy.  The 36-year-old is signed on with Manchester City through June. Come July, the Englishman will be available for duty under the NYCFC umbrella.

Until that time, pleasantries between the star DP and his teammates were reserved for NYCFC’s preseason camp in Manchester, where Lampard put the right foot forward, buying dinner for his teammates — and surprising many with his knowledge of the club.

“He knew a lot of things about me. He did his research,” Diskerud said with a smile. “That was fun, having a guy like Frank Lampard know things about me.

“I told Frank the midfield will be safe until he comes, so there is nothing to worry about.

“I just can’t wait to play with him,” he continued. “He had been involved in a lot of good things in soccer and hopefully I can learn a lot of good things from him.”


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