Gotta love social media....
After SBI reported earlier tonight that a Dilly Duka for Dominic Oduro deal had been struck both players confirmed via their twitter accounts that they were indeed on the move. The Fire have acquired midfielder Dilly Duka from Columbus in exchange for 2011 leading scorer Dominic Oduro. Details of the trade have not been made available as neither club has yet to officially confirm the transaction.
And from Duka: "Its been a fun 3 years @ColumbusCrew Big thanks to the Massive Crew #Supporters and my #Teammates..All the best in 2013".
Duka will likely get an opportunity to start outside opposite of Patrick Nyarko. Alex and newly acquired Brendan King will also vie for time at left mid.
Also from the twitterverse, Rich Balchan confirmed that he is no longer with the Fire and is in search of a new club. Balchan figured to challenge for time at right back but Logan Pause's move to that position during phase 1 of training camp seems to have made him expendable.
Update: The deal will officially be announced on Monday. Source confirms that the deal includes the MLS rights for midfielder Robbie Rogers. Duka's salary cap hit will also be considerably less than it was last season.