(PHOENIX) April 12, 2017 – Today, Phoenix Rising Football Club announced that legendary striker Didier Drogba has joined its MLS expansion franchise ownership group and will have a vested interest in the ongoing success of the USL side of the club. As part of the deal, Drogba will help develop the team as a player before advancing to an executive role with the Phoenix MLS expansion franchise.
The club is currently in its fourth season in the United Soccer League (USL), the largest division II league in the world. Per club and USL policy, the financial terms of the contract will not be made public.
Didier Drogba is back in American soccer after a brief stint in the MLS. He will join the Phoenix Rising FC team in the USL as a player, and help the club transition to life in the MLS as an expansion franchise in another capacity.
Wow, this is great for soccer fans across the globe. First of all, the older Drogba gets the more we should just drop him down into lower leagues and let him dominate there. His style is so incredible to watch I could never grow old of it. Secondly, Drogba in MLS ownership circles is as good for the league's PR as anything else possibly could be.