Phoenix Rising

Drogba scores on debut for Phoenix Rising

Former Chelsea and Ivory Coast striker Drogba joined Phoenix in the United Soccer League (USL) as a player and co-owner in April, having left MLS outfit Montreal Impact last year.

And the 39-year-old made an immediate impact on Saturday, opening his account in a 2-1 win over Whitecaps II.

Watching Drogba for the first time at Phoenix Rising Soccer Complex, fans were treated to a goal as the Premier League and Champions League winner broke the deadlock five minutes before half-time.