The Montreal Impact’s signing of Didier Drogba last year was hailed as a major coup for the MLS and the franchise. Now it appears they can’t get away from each other fast enough.
Drogba was an instant hit in Montreal last year, scoring 11 goals in 11 matches and taking them to the eastern conference semifinals. This campaign has been nowhere near as winning, starting with last winter’s flirtations with Chelsea, and a rumoured move to Stamford Bridge and a coaching role that went nowhere, on through a season of just 10 goals and 18 MLS starts, and now continuing with Sunday’s playoff-clinching 2-2 draw with Toronto FC in which Drogba didn’t even show up at the club’s Saputo Stadium home ground.
Drogba was initially listed as out with a back injury for the TFC game. But Impact coach Mauro Biello said afterward that the Ivorian’s absence was actually more about team selection.
"I spoke with him (Saturday) and he didn't accept the fact that he would come off the bench and, in the end, heRead More »from Drogba, Impact at odds with MLS playoffs just ahead