Drogba completes switch to MLS


Former Chelsea great and Ivory Coast native, Didier Drogba, left Chelsea in May and headed to the Major League Soccer league (MLS). Drogba enjoyed yet another successful season, however this time for Montreal Impact. He believes the MLS is more challenging than English Premier League because of the travel during the season.  He said “It’s a different challenge (in the U.S.),” “People think it’s easy to play there. Believe me, it’s more difficult than playing in the Premier League because of the travel”.

During his tenure with the Chelsea organization, he won the the Premier League and FA Cup four times, and the Champions League once in 2012. These accolades should speak for them self.  The victory in the Champions league was a memorable one for both Drogba and Chelsea. He scored a late goal to tie the game against Bayern Munich and then scored the game winning goal in a memorable shootout. Another impressive accolade is that Drogba scored over 160 goals in 381 career games for Chelsea. I think you can start understanding why Chelsea fans were devastated when he left. He was such a star player that exemplified what a true leader is.

This past season, Drogba and Montreal were able to qualify for the playoffs by finishing third in the Eastern Conference. They opened up against Toronto FC in the knockout round and were able to get a victory against them to set up a showdown in the the Eastern Conference semi-finals against the Columbus Crew. The Montreal Impact’s season would come to an end against the Crew after a hard fought series.  Drogba’s first season as a Montreal Impact was nothing short of what was to be expected. He scored 12 goals in 14 regular season and playoff games. His presence on and off the field really went a long way with the club. They were able to put together a an awesome playoff run after failing to reach the playoffs in 2014.  Drogba has came out with a autobiography titled “Commitment”. In the autobiography Drogba said Chelsea Owner Roman Ambramovich had promised him a role with the club once his playing days were over. Well, Chelsea fans at least there’s a chance he will be back with organization in some capacity sooner rather than later.

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