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Didier Drogba returned to Chelsea after signing a season long deal with the Premier League club a few months ago on July as the Ivorian forward came back to the side where he managed to become one of the best players in the world at one point in his career but this time around his role has changed dramatically as he was signed with the objective of being nothing more than a substitute and back-up option however, even at his 36 years of age Drogba has turned into an influential figure for Chelsea scoring goals for his club and making impressive performance during the absence of Diego Costa when the Brazilian born forward was out injured.
His string of standout performances for Chelsea has attracted clubs from the MLS as there are American teams that are interested in signing the veteran forward.
The Seattle Sounders and the New York City Football Club are the sides that are leading the way and are expected to be launching offers for Didier Drogba in the January transfer window although if a move does indeed happen it will probably occur when the contract of Drogba reaches its end at the end of the current season.
The newly formed club New York City Football Club is attempting to attract big name players to their team as this can help in their process of luring in large amounts of fans to watch their upcoming league matches and buy the merchandise of the players which have recently joined the American side. David Villa and Frank Lampard are some of the latest renowned players that
The New York City Football Club has managed to secure so far.
If the interested clubs are willing to wait until the end of the season for Didier Drogba to become a free agent and sign the Ivorian without having to pay Chelsea any amounts of money, then it would be a bargain for the club that manages to sign the veteran forward that can add quality and experience to any team.
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FC Dallas was not given much of an opportunity against Seattle Sounders in the MLS cup semifinals, but the secured a credible 1-1 draw against one of the top teams in the country. Dallas played extremely well and head coach Oscar Pareja was disappointed not to have come away with a victory that would have given his team a major boost ahead of the second leg next week. Michel’s penalty in the 34th minute gave Dallas the lead and they looked like holding on for a famous win. However, Alonso scored the equaliser in the second half to give Seattle Sounders a fighting chance in the second leg.
Dallas’ biggest work in the match came in their efforts to curb the potent strikeforce that included Clint Dempsey and Obafemi Martins. They managed to do it to great extent, but Alonso’s equaliser was disappointing for the club.
Pareja told the PlainSailing website after the match that his team played so well that a victory should have been what they deserved on the night. As it is, they have to produce another spectacular performance away to Seattle Sounders in order to reach the finals. A gulf in class separated the teams going by the league standings. Seattle Sounders had a 10 point advantage over Dallas in the regular season.
“It’s frustrating not to come out with a victory. It’s frustrating to give up a goal. It’s frustrating to not create as many chances that give us the possibility to win it,” said the Dallas coach. Captain Matt Hedges also spoke about the disappointment of having conceded from a set piece despite having played so well in open play. “That’s the most frustrating thing. We keep their attack relatively quiet and Alonso gets a goal off a free kick,” said Hedges. The goal by Alonso was his first in this MLS season.