Mix Diskerud says he is all but gone from NYC FC. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports)

Midfielder Mix Diskerud is about to depart from New York City FC if his Instagram poem is any indication.

Diskerud, one of City’s biggest disappointments since joining the team when it was an expansion team in 2015, revealed details of his negotiations with the Major League Soccer side in a poem.

The poem:


Somebody told me I’m not part of a plan

and if he was I – he’d run like the others ran

’cause the budget is tight

and binding contracts might

be broken, to improve 5-6 positions – in exchange for only one man.


He went on to say; “the message is clear –

unless you’re clueless – ’cause you’ve lived it all’year

since the budget is tight

and binding contracts might

not need to be broken if…. you crack, kneel or leave the hemisphere”


Who could tell so straight and clearly

tales of destiny I fight sincerely

when mental games

are attempting aims

to make me rage severely?


On and on the conversation went

about money spent

and special rules

and mgt’s tools

and something about allocation being different cent


I wish I had

right there – my pad

’cause then my favorite line

fused by Robin Williams spine

would play dead poets – real bad


Diskerud and goalkeeper Josh Saunders were not at training camp in Jacksonville, Fla. when it opened last month.

Diskerud, 26, endured a tough 2016, falling out of favor with the U.S. national team and his club team. He was an invisible man for most of the season at Yankee Stadium.

He earned $761,250 guaranteed last year, according to the MLS Players Union, which doesn’t make the U.S. international a highly sought-after player because he would put most, if not all teams, over the salary cap.

“I don’t want to go into details, but obviously Mix and Josh are not here,” NYC FC head coach Patrick Vieira said Jan. 26. “I gave them a few more days to try to find a solution on the next step for them because we are talking about two players who have good experienced at the international level, especially for Mix, in the league for Josh.

“Both players want to play and I think they will not be guaranteed [playing time] at New York City. I gave them an extra few weeks to try to find a solution, a solution that as a club we will be happy and then the players will be happy. All parts can be satisfied and then we can move on.”

Saunders has signed with Orlando City S.C., directed by former City head coach Jason Kreis.

According to Major League Soccer regulations, the Blues must confirm whether Diskerud will remain with the team by Tuesday’s roster compliance date.