A young, talented midfielder with tremendous potential, Duka is a U.S. Youth International with three years of MLS experience. Duka will provide depth and cover on the wing as the Fire look to return to the MLS Playoffs in 2013.
2012: Appeared in 20 matches for the Crew, adding two assists
2011: Appeared in 22 matches with 16 starts... Scored two goals (10/2 and 10/22) ... Recorded three assists... Had one yellow card (3/19)... Missed matches on 5/28, 6/8, 6/12, 6/18, 6/26, 7/2, 7/6, 7/16, 7/20, 7/23, 7/30 and 8/5 due to injury (ankle)...2011 MLS Playoffs: Started in one match (10/27 at COL)2010-11 CONCACAF Champions League: Appeared in second leg of quarterfinal match against Real Salt Lake (3/1/11)
2010: Appeared in three matches, with two starts... Had one yellow card (9/4)... Selected in the first round (No. 8 overall) of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft... Missed match on 7/31 for R ankle sprain... Made his MLS debut 08/14/10 at Real Salt Lake... 2010-11 CONCACAF Champions League: Started at Santos Laguna on 8/24, at Municipal on 9/29 and at Joe Public on 10/21 ... Came off the bench vs. Joe Public on 9/14... Had two assists both against Joe Public 9/14 and 10/21... 2010 U.S. Open Cup: Appeared in three matches with two starts.
COLLEGE: Appeared in 36 games, with 35 starts, during his two seasons at Rutgers, while recording 10 goals and five assists in that time… Selected to the All-Big East Second Team in 2008.
INTERNATIONAL: Is in the U-23 National Team pool and was called into camps in November and January in preparation for CONCACAF Olympic qualifiers... Called up to the U.S. Under-20 National Team camp in January 2009 and was a regular for the U-20 squad throughout the year, earning 14 total appearances, while totaling two goals and one assist… Scored a goal and notched an assist in his first career international match on 3/6/09… Named to the U.S. squad for the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Egypt and made three appearances, with two starts, while registering one goal (9/29 vs. Cameroon).
PERSONAL: Full name is Dilaver…The son of Rose and Frank Duka, he is of Albanian descent ... Enjoys spending his free time with his family.