The curtain has fallen on Didier Drogba’s storied career – but the Ivorian was unable to add one final trophy to his extensive silverware collection.
His Phoenix Rising team were beaten 1-0 by Louisville City in the USL Cup final on Thursday night as the 40-year-old was denied a fairytale finale.
Drogba had scored three goals in three games to steer Phoenix through the play-offs in America’s second tier, but wasn’t able to prevent Louisville retaining their title.
— Jake Anderson (@jwa1994) November 9, 2018
— USL (@USL) November 9, 2018