Didier Drogba Joining Phoenix Rising FC?

 Bouncing around, and eventually out of the MLS,
Didier Drogba is speculated to be signing a deal with Phoenix
Rising FC, a second Division league in the United States. The
39-year old striker became a free agent in December, with
speculation bouncing all over the walls, from retirement, to
playing in Brazil for Corinthians or joining the high-paid
Chinese Super League. Some also linked him as heading back to
Chelsea, where he scored 104-goals and had the bulk of his club
success, in some sort of coaching capacity.

Phoenix Rising will provide some comfort
for the, retired, Ivory Coast striker, as a former Chelsea mate
is on the roster in Sean Wright-Phillips. On top of
Wright-Phillips, Rising have their fare share of former Premier
League players, ranging from Head Coach, Frank Yallop, who was
once a permanent face on the Ipswitch Town starting XI. Peter
Ramage, formerly of Newcastle United & Queens Park Rangers
and Jordan Stewart, Leicester City & Watford, bring in EPL
experience to the second division side. Omar Bravo (Mexico) and
Jason Johnson (Jamaica) also bring in additional international
experience to Phoenix Rising.Season kicks off on March 25th,
against the Toronto FC II, the reserve/youth afflilate of
MLS-based Toronto FC.

With no official confirmation of the contract, it is
unlikely Drogba suits up for the match, however, Yallop has
plenty of talent to start the season out with a victory. It is
also the squad’s inaugaral game at their new stadium in
Scottsdale, Arizona.


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