MONTREAL – The Montreal Impact announced on Tuesday the acquisition of American midfielder Dilly Duka from the Chicago Fire in return for midfielder Sanna Nyassi.
Duka, 24, is in his fifth season in MLS, having scored six goals to go along with eight assists in 82 regular season games in North America’s first division, 59 as a starter, totaling 4,751 minutes.
After playing his first three seasons with the Columbus Crew, from 2010-2012, he donned the colours of the Chicago Fire in 2013 (under the management of Frank Klopas) and 2014.
This season, he’s started just six games for the Fire. Last season, he established personal bests with four goals and three assists in 31 games, 24 as a starter. He was also in the starting 11 for his team’s four US Open Cup matches, helping the Fire reach the semi-finals.
Duka also has experience in the CONCACAF Champions League, having played five games in 2010 and 2011 with the Crew.
At the international level, he was part of the U20 and U23 US national programs, notably playing in the U20 World Cup in 2009 for the US in Egypt.
Weight: 160 lbs
Birth date: September 15, 1989, Montville, NJ
Previous club: Chicago Fire
Acquire: July 29, 2014