U.S. National Team midfielder Mikkel Morgenstar Pålssønn “Mix” Diskerud showcases this visually simple but hard-to-replicate trick. Born in Norway, Diskerud is a starter for New York City’s FC and scored their first MLS goal. He was also recently in the news when he responded to Abby Wambach’s criticism of “foreign guys” on the USMNT.
I like it when pro footballers display freestyle tricks and ground moves. It’s even better when it’s pulled off during an actual game. Diskerud’s blind heel flick most likely wouldn’t be used during a game but does require both technique and a soft touch. Something freestylers do effortlessly as part of their normal routine.