Blackburn Rovers
Leeds United
Game Details
 By Chris Wright

Didier Drogba's sip of magic water leads to key goal in Phoenix Rising win

Didier Drogba pitched in with a late assist and a winning goal as his Phoenix Rising side narrowly beat LA Galaxy II  in the United Soccer League on Friday evening.

The Ivorian veteran provided the corner for Phoenix's 71st-minute equaliser, but not before taking a swig from a bottle of water belonging to one of the ball boys at pitchside.

Indeed, the water proved so decisive that Drogba celebrated the resulting goal by tipping the rest of the bottle all over him as the incredulous commentator asked: "What is in the water?!"

The former Chelsea striker, 40, then swept home a penalty to hand Phoenix a 4-3 victory and thus keep his club within a single point of the top of the USL table.

Water way to have a good time!

Chris covers the funny side of the game for ESPN FC in the Toe Poke blog.


Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.