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Drogba signs with USL’s Phoenix Rising FC

NEW TEAM: Didier Drogba

DIDIER DROGBA is now the newest member of Phoenix Rising FC.

Drogba joins the league’s growing list of high-profile stars, including Joe Cole, Omar Bravo, Marcel Schäfer and Shaun Wright-Phillips.

Speaking on Drogba's addition to the team, USL President Jake Edwards said: “The USL is a league on the rise, further demonstrated by the caliber of players who have recently joined our ranks."

"The addition of Drogba in Phoenix, as well as the numerous other world class and domestic players competing in the USL speaks volumes to the professional-quality environment our league continues to build.”

Drogba, a Champions League victor with Chelsea FC, joins a quality Phoenix Rising FC roster that includes Bravo, Chivas de Guadalajara and former England international Wright-Phillips.

“The professionalism, financial stability and growth of the USL has created an unprecedented platform for us to attract internationally acclaimed soccer players to Phoenix,” said Phoenix Rising FC Governor Berke Bakay.

“Didier Drogba will help us express our appreciation for the tremendous partnership we have received from the League by serving as an ambassador for soccer on the pitch and within USL cities we will be visiting across North America.”

The United Soccer League (USL) is the largest Division II professional league in the world and longest standing member of the U.S. Soccer Federation.

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