Drogba played his last amusement in the Impact’s Bleu-Blanc-Noir on Wednesday, when Montreal surrendered two objectives in additional opportunity to tumble to Toronto FC 7-5 on total in a wild Eastern Conference Championship arrangement. The amusement denoted a baffling end to Drogba’s 18 months in Montreal, with the Impact eventually falling only two wins shy of the Ivorian legend’s expressed objective of conveying a MLS title to Quebec.
While the annihilation to match TFC was irrefutably a failure for Drogba, who reported that he wouldn’t come back to Montreal in 2017 after the arrangement’s first leg at a sold-out Olympic Stadium, it didn’t keep him from thinking about emphatically his time with the Impact in the club’s season-finishing media accessibility on Friday.
Drogba’s time in Montreal was full of staggering highs – and a few awkward lows. The 38-year-old joined the Impact last July and immediately began terrorizing opposing defenses, scoring 11 goals in his first 11 regular season matches to propel Montreal over the red line and into the playoffs.
He was expected to carry the Impact again in 2016, but never really got things going after missing four of the club’s first five games to avoid playing on artificial turf. He did manage to record 10 goals and six assists in 22 regular season games.