Jo Inge Berget
HOW ACQUIRED: Signed on Jan. 19, 2018.
Berget is a player with good experience in Europe who can play in many different positions - on the wing, as a 9, or as a number 10.
INTERNATIONAL: Berget’s international career commenced in January 2012 when he made his senior debut vs. Thailand and he’s since gone on to earn 20 caps, scoring two goals.
OUTSIDE MLS: Starting out his career at Tippeligaen side FC Lyn Oslo in his native Norway in 2008, Berget joined Udinese shortly after his debut, although he never made an appearance for the Serie A club, instead spending the next three years on loan back at Lyn and at Stromgodset. A permanent switch to Molde followed which saw Jo make his name with 17 league goals in 63 appearances, including the opener in a title-deciding game vs. Tromso which gave Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s men their first league championship. He helped Molde to retain their title in the following year before Solksjaer took Berget with him to Cardiff City in the English Premier League in 2014 but opportunities were limited for the 6’1’’ forward in the Welsh capital. Following a brief loan spell at Celtic, Berget reignited his career by signing for Malmo FF in January 2015 and it was there where he scored two goals vs. former side Celtic to help his team reach the UEFA Champions League group stages where they faced off against Real Madrid later that year. Berget arrives at NYCFC as a Swedish champion, finishing the 2017 Allsvenskan season as his team’s top scorer with 10 goals as Malmo secured back-to-back league titles.