Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has refused to retire just yet from the game.
The retired Ivory Coast international is set to be reunited with former Blues teammate Shaun Wright-Phillips at second tier United Soccer League(USL) in the United States Phoenix Rising, according to reports from The Sun
The American League – much unlike their European counterparts – do not have promotion and relegation in their soccer system. This means there is no hope of moving to the top flight – the Major League Soccer where the Champions League winner has experience in.
Drogba played for Montreal Impact last season that ended in December yet the 38-year old is bent on defying odds and calls for his retirement as he seeks more club football.The striker has not played competitive football since December. There are links to roles in China and South America. There are also rumours that the player might return to Stamford Bridge for a coaching role with the academy or reserves. Read more »
Prolific Crystal Palace winger Wilfred Zaha has made a startling revelation after he named former Chelsea’s playmaker Didier Drogba as his premier league idol.
Zaha who has been an integral member of the crystal palace team has stated that the former Ivorian international has contributed immensely to the way he goes about his game.
Drogba, who was a striker most defenders wouldn’t want to go against achieved great heights in the Premier League, helping his Chelsea team make history after winning a top fourth flight title in 2015 having signed a one-year contract that saw him returned to the club. However, the former Chelsea striker now plies his trade with French side Montreal Impact.
Throughout his stellar blues career, the former Ivorian football international scored a staggering 164 goals for his Chelsea team and won a total of twelve trophies including the most coveted of trophies the champion’s league in 2012. Internationally, the striker netted 63 goals for his Ivorian team, before drawing the cutting to his impressive national team career two years ago. Read more »
Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba believes that Jose Mourinho is the right man for Manchester United.
The manager has come under intense criticism from supporters and pundits as his side’s form continue to plummet. However the former Ivory Coast international believes that the manager should be given more time as he has taken charge of the club only at the beginning of the season.
Didier Drogba said that it is still the same manager that has won the Premier League with Chelsea and he believes that he is still capable of doing the same with Manchester United. He said that it is still so early in the season and that there is still time for the manager to improve the team.
Didier Drogba said that Jose Mourinho is a skillful manager and chances are he has already found ways on how to improve the team. He said that he had spent some good times with Chelsea when Mourinho was manager and that he has learned a lot from him. He has urged Manchester United fans to remain behinds the team and to provide the manager with their support. He believes that Jose Mourinho is the right man for Manchester United and very soon they will see a team able to deliver results.
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Kolo Toure has just completed a move to Celtic to end his time with Liverpool once and for all.
The defender had been linked with a move almost every summer since he came from Manchester City on a free transfer. Even though he became an influential part of Jurgen Klopp’s revival at Anfield towards the end of last season, concerns about his age were a major factor in the club deciding to let him go in the summer. Toure was one of the players released by Liverpool and it made him an attractive proposition for the clubs across the world.
Even though he was approaching 35,Toure still had the ability to play on for a couple of years. His immense talent and experience are second to none. Newly appointed Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has decided to take advantage of his presence in the Bosman market by convincing him to move to Celtic Park. The Scotland club will face renewed rivalry in the Scottish Premier league since the return of Rangers to the top division has been completed. This coupled with the need to do well in European competitions puts a lot of pressure on Rodgers. After the move that reunited him with his former boss,Toure said that he is happy to be playing for Rodgers once again.
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The best striker of Montreal Impact Didier Drogba, who has been the top scorer, will be rejoining his team next week after his recovery from an injury.
The 38 year old striker left the stadium in the 70th
minute wherein there was a draw of 1-1 against the Philadelphia Union. However, Drogba scored the goal of Montreal in that game.
The coach of Montreal Impact, Mauro Biello said that Drogba has played several games in recent times and it was a game that was tough to cope with rainy condition. Didier made a late entry to the season, but achieved 4 goals and 3 assists in 7 games in this season. The player has scored 11 times in all 11 season games in spite of joining Montreal Impact late in the last season. Dominic Oduro who achieved 4 goals and 4 assists will be chosen to play as a replacement to Drogba along with Ignacio Piatti.
The head coach of Montreal is quite positive and believes that every player in the game brings something unique to the team. Drogba has good qualities and hence when different players make an entry in the team, the coach manages to adapt to those changes. Drogba is good when it comes to playing with his back. As per Biello, the team has to make adjustments by following the same principles when playing with the opposition. Read more »
Montreal Impact striker, Didier Drogba, led the resilient attack of the team that forced a draw with Columbus Crew SC despite their lead.
The draw sent Montreal Impact to the top of the table. Columbus were sitting pretty while holding a three-goal lead early in the second half at MAPFRE Stadium but the Montreal Impact mounted an impressive comeback to grab a share of the points in an improbable 4-4 draw.
Kei Kamara scored the first in the 16th minute for Columbus but the Ex-Chelsea centre forward assisted Ignacio Piatti as he equalized for Impact ten minutes later. Before the first half ended, Kei Kamara scored in the extra minutes sending the hosts into wild jubilation.
The second half started with the 2-1 score line but changed very quickly in the 48th minute when Federico Higuain (Napoli’s Higuain elder brother) scored his first of the game. The goal increased the lead for the hosts and nobody would have expected what happened next as all was well for a deserved victory.
In the 53rd minute, Crew SC won a penalty and Federico Higuain took the kick and converted but there were arguments as Federico Higuain didn’t allow Kei Kamara score his first career hat-trick. Same Kamara had been confirmed to be traded by MLSSoccer before Wednesday’s MLS trade deadline.
Manager Gregg Berhalter admitted at Tuesday’s training session that there’s plenty of interest as Wednesday’s MLS trade deadline approaches. He said: Read more »