COLUMBUS – Columbus Crew SC today announced that it has waived midfielder Dilly Duka. The midfielder departs the club after making 15 appearances (five starts) and recording one goal and one assist in 2016, his second stint with the club after playing with Crew SC from 2010-2012.
In eight MLS seasons between his time with Crew SC, Chicago and Montreal, the 27-year-old has appeared 138 times (95 starts) and has recorded 12 goals and 14 assists.
“Dilly and I have had a number of conversations throughout the year about his position on the team and his desire to earn additional match minutes,” said Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalter. “After exhausting our options in the trade market, we decided that waiving him was in the best interest of the player and the club. We appreciate Dilly’s contributions since joining the club and wish him success in the next step of his career.”
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