Impact trade Nyassi to Fire in exchange for Duka

Impact trade Nyassi to Fire in exchange for Duka

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Impact trade Nyassi to Fire in exchange for Duka



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With both the Chicago Fire and Montreal Impact struggling towards the bottom of the Eastern Conference, the two sides made a move towards shaking things up by swapping midfielders.

The Fire acquired 25-year-old Sanna Nyassi Tuesday from the Impact in exchange for 2010 first round pick Dilly Duka.

Nyassi, who was selected by the Impact in the 2011 Expansion Draft, scored eight goals and contributed four assists throughout his 54 regular season contests with Montreal. Prior to his time in Montreal, Nyassi spent 2009-10 with the Seattle Sounders before spending a year with the Colorado Rapids.

“Sanna is a versatile, attack-minded player who will provide depth and strengthen our squad as we embark on the second half of the season,” said Chicago Fire Head Coach Frank Yallop. “I’d like to thank Dilly for his time in Chicago and wish him well as he heads to Montreal.”

Nyassi’s counterpart, Duka, who was the eighth pick in the 2010 draft, started just six games for the Fire this season after starting 24 during Chicago’s previous campaign. The 24-year-old has scored six goals and provided eight assists during his MLS career, which saw him appear for the Columbus Crew 46 times prior to moving to the Fire.

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