Dilly Duka’s contract with FK Partizani reportedly is for 1 2/2 years. (Photo courtesy of FK Partizani)

Dilly Duka, a mainstay in FC Motown’s journey to the National Premier Soccer League final, will continue his career in Albania.

The 29-year-old midfielder has signed with FK Partizani of the Albanian Superliga. His contract reportedly runs for 1 1/2 years.

Partizani recorded a 4-2 victory over KS Kastrioti in the opening leg Albanian Cup second round Tuesday.

Last August Duka addressed what he might do for the rest of his soccer career.

“I have opportunities,” he told FrontRowSoccer.com. “It’s just what’s best for me and my family. I’ve got to sit down with my wife and we’ll talk about it. There are multiple opportunities. It’s what’s best for her and our future children.”

What’s best right now is a chance to play professional across the pond.

Partizani is directed by Skender Gega, who is a former assistant coach with the U.S. Under-17 women’s national team and Seton Hall University.

Duka, who hails from Montville, N.J. has played for the Red Bulls, Columbus Crew SC, Chicago Fire and Montreal Impact in Major League Soccer.

A former Rutgers University stadnout, Duka has made 141 appearances and 97 starts over eight seasons in MLS. A former member of the U.S. U-20 and U-23 national teams, Duka recorded 12 goals and 14 assists for those sides.

He and his wife had twins days after FC Motown lost to Miami FC 2 in the NPSL final in August.

Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Guardian.com. Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of BigAppleSoccer.com. He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at Amazon.com.