Cheering fans greet Drogba on arrival in Phoenix

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Cheering fans greet new Phoenix Rising FC player and co-owner Didier Drogba on his arrival at airport.

PHOENIX, ARIZONA, UNITED STATES (APRIL 21, 2017) (PHOENIX RISING FC) Cheering fans greeted soccer star Didier Drogba on his arrival in Phoenix, Arizona late Friday (April 21) where he’ll join his latest club, Phoenix Rising FC of the United Soccer League (USL).

The 39-year-old Drogba signed a two year contract to play for Phoenix Rising FC but will also be a co-owner of the club that currently plays in the U.S. second tier league.

Top tier Major League Soccer (MLS) has announced it will be looking to add four expansion clubs in the near future and Phoenix Rising FC appear to be a frontrunner to move up to the MLS.

Drogba, from the Ivory Coast, played for the Montreal Impact in the MLS for the past two years.

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