1. Joanna Lohman, whose pro career spanned more than a decade, announced her retirement
on the eve of the 2019 NWSL season.
She spent the last four seasons with the Washington Spirit after starting out in the NWSL with the Boston Breakers. The former Penn State star played all three seasons in WPS as well as on teams in
Sweden, Spain and Cyprus. Lohman, 36, earned nine caps for the USA. 2. Blake Smith became the first American to sign with a
team in the new Canadian Premier League
, moving on loan from FC Cincinnati to Victoria's Pacific Football Club. The former New Mexico star made 25 appearances in three MLS seasons with the
Montreal Impact before going on loan to Indy Eleven. He played the last three seasons in the NASL and USL. 3. Dilly Duka
scored his first goal for FK Partizani in its 3-1 loss to Luftetari Gjirokaster
in Albania's Superliga. He joined Partizani, the runaway Superliga leader, after spending the 2018 season with NPSL
runner-up FC Motown. The 29-year-old Duka played for the USA at the 2009 Under-20 World Cup before embarking on an eight-year MLS career with Columbus, Chicago, Montreal and the New York Red Bulls.