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Five Things to Know About Dilly Duka - #DillyFacts

04 February 10:40 am

Five Things to Know About Dilly Duka - #DillyFacts

By Jeff Crandall

Five things you should know about the newest member of the Fire, Dilly Duka.

1) He's Albanian-American and his name is short for "Dilaver".

2)  Dude's also got the Twitter machine, follow @D_Duka11.

3) A product of Montville, NJ, Duka came up in the New York Red Bulls Academy and went to Rutgers for two years before signing a Generation adidas contract and being selected eighth overall by Columbus in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft.

4) He scored a ridiculous goal from the left wing for the U.S. U-20’s in the 66th minute of the team’s 4-1 win over Cameroon at the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Championships in Egypt. (See video below, start at 2:45).

5) The trade to the Fire reunites him with U.S. U-20 teammate Sean Johnson. Check out a great flashback shot of Sean Johnson beginning at 42 seconds of at video….

WATCH: Dilly Duka Scores Impressive Goal at 2009 U-20 World Cup