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.