Didier Drogba continues to be the most important player at Montréal Impact.
Even though the club did not appear to miss him in the early part of the campaign, losses against the likes of FC Dallas and Seattle Sounders meant that the club was in desperate need of the player returning back to the first-team. Drogba had to miss the opening few matches of the 2016 MLS campaign due to a sore knee. After recently scoring the equaliser against Chicago Fire, Drogba had started up and running for the new campaign. The player recently spoke about his improving fitness, which will help him start games on a regular basis.
Drogba came up with his second goal of the 2016 campaign in the 2-2 draw with Colorado Rapids. The point helped Montréal Impact stay top of the table albeit having played a game more than Philadelphia Union, who are one point behind. Impact coach Mauro Biello claimed that Drogba could have had a much bigger impact had it not been for the cold he has suffering from the past week. Drogba scored from a freekick to open the scoring after just nine minutes. However, Montreal suffered a setback after Burling’s equaliser to Tissot’s goal in the 50th minute.
The club’s next match is against Columbus Crew. “With Didier he’s been congested all week and he just had a little bit of trouble breathing because he has a bit of a cold, but he fought through it. This was a good week for him in terms of getting his fitness and he scored a great goal for us; he did a ton of work on the defensive side, helping us with set pieces. For this fitness were happy that he’s played these three games and he’s only going to get better from here,” Biello said.