Didier Drogba scores goal in Phoenix Rising FC debut

Jun 10, 2017, 8:39 PM | Updated: Jun 11, 2017, 9:24 am

Didier Drogba’s name created quite a buzz around the Valley after the local USL team, Phoenix Rising FC, inked the former Chelsea forward.

He made his highly-anticipated debut on Saturday and didn’t disappoint. Drogba scored the game’s opening goal near the 40-minute mark.

Drogba also formerly played for the Montreal Impact. Rising’s ability to sign Drogba is widely regarded as a step forward in the team’s bid to join the MLS.

The 39-year-old also provided the assist on the game-winning goal.

The Rising were squaring off Saturday against Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2. Phoenix went on to win 2-1.

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