Didier Drogba has injected new life into the Montreal Impact since joining the team in early September, and he had yet another incredible performance for the club to bring them within a few wins of their first ever MLS Cup.
Standing in Drogba’s way was Toronto FC, led by MLS MVP candidate Sebastian Giovinco, who had scored 22 goals and recorded 16 assists during the season. But the Italian striker would be held scoreless throughout the game as Montreal scored early and often.
After Patrice Bernier and Ignacio Pitatti helped the Impact build a 2-0 lead, Drogba – with 11 goals in 11 MLS matches – got his 12th since moving to Canada, with a picture-perfect strike in the 39th minute to essentially put the game on ice.
Toronto would be unable to score during the entire second half despite having one of the best offenses in the league and would fall to Drogba and company, getting knocked out of the playoffs in the process.
Drogba’s incredible play could very well serve as an example for Chelsea, who are looking into making major moves in the upcoming transfer window. Rather than spending a lot of money on a young project, perhaps a reunion with their former scoring superstar would be just as useful.