The disappointment of not playing in the Olympic soccer tournament two years ago stuck with Mix Diskerud.
That had been a lifelong goal, and he was part of that U.S. team that lost its chance for a spot in the London Games with a late-game collapse during qualifying.
Diskerud is getting a shot at redemption of sorts on the international soccer stage, headed to the World Cup in Brazil next month. He showed in a 2-0 exhibition victory Tuesday night against Azerbaijan the impact he can make for coach Jurgen Klinsmann off the bench, scoring the first U.S. goal off a rebound in the 75th minute just four minutes after subbing into the game.
And he did it wearing Landon Donovan's old No. 10 jersey.