NEW YORK (PIX11)-- One of New York City FC's stars is already circling the next home derby on his calendar after a frustrating 2-1 defeat against the Red Bulls Friday.
"You always want to win a game," NYC FC midfielder Mikkel "Mix" Diskerud said Wednesday night on PIX11. "We'll get them next time on our home field."
Both clubs meet again on Sunday, June 28 at Yankee Stadium.
NYC FC is well into their first season in Major League Soccer and while they're struggling record-wise, having won just a single game in ten games, the Big Apple's reception is everything the team has hoped for, according to him.
Diskerud, who also plays for the U.S. soccer team, scored first goal for the franchise during their opening March 7 match against Orlando City SC.
"Fans are incredible," Diskerud, who has already played in a couple of sold out games said. "It couldn't get any better than that."
He sees the game's growing popularity across the country, not just in New York. He feels it has a lot to do with the U.S. soccer team's performance during last summer's World Cup in Brazil.
"I see videos of what's going on here and they're just so passionate and want to be part of the soccer fever," Diskerud said.
He also sees Americans adopting MLS teams "within the next ten years"