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USL CHAMPIONSHIP

2019/2020 Season

POS TEAM W D L PTS
1 Phoenix 16 5 2 53
2 Reno 13 5 7 44
3 Fresno 12 8 3 44
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Ex-Chelsea, Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba announces retirement

Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba announced his retirement on Wednesday, calling time on a 20-year career in which the bullish centre forward won four Premier League titles and the 2012 Champions League.

Drogba, who had been playing in the United States for Phoenix Rising, had two spells at Chelsea, scoring 164 goals in 381 games having spearheaded the west London club's revival under owner Roman Abramovich.

"When I think of the last 20 years of my professional career, looking at this picture...

Didier Drogba indicates he'll continue playing after USL Cup loss

Didier Drogba joined Phoenix Rising in 2017 as player and co-owner.
Didier Drogba has played for USL club Phoenix Rising FC, where he is a co-owner, since 2017.

Former Chelsea and Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba seemingly hinted on Friday that he will continue playing football, one day after the Phoenix Rising FC's defeat in the final of the United Soccer League Cup.

Drogba, a player and co-owner at the Phoenix club since 2017, had previously said that he would retire at the end of the season, which has now come to a close with the 1-0 loss to Louisville City FC.

Drogba did not address the topic following Thursday's match, but he posted on Friday a message...

Where does Didier Drogba stand among Africa's all-time greats?

While many ageing greats gently slide into obscurity as they reach the end of their playing careers, Didier Drogba has continued generating headlines for his on-field contributions right up until the end.

If, as he has said it will be, the current season proves to be the last of his storied playing career, the 40-year-old has certainly ensured he's gone out with a bang.

Only last month, the former Chelsea superstar made headlines with an outrageous 40-yard free kick for Phoenix Rising as he led...

 By AAP

Swansea City, Phoenix Rising owners back Gold Coast United's A-League bid

Gold Coast United's case for an A-League return has been bolstered after securing in-principle backing from two American investors with links to clubs around the world.

The reformed franchise submitted its expression of interest in joining an expanded A-League to Football Federation Australia on Wednesday, and will be supported in the next part of the process by Brett Johnson and Jordan Gardner.

Johnson is co-chairman of second-tier United States outfit Phoenix Rising, while Gardner is a shareholder...

 By Ian Holyman

Didier Drogba to retire at end of season with Phoenix Rising

Didier Drogba joined Phoenix Rising in April 2017.

Didier Drogba he will bring the curtain down on his playing career at the end of his upcoming campaign with Phoenix Rising.

The former Ivory Coast international celebrated his 40th birthday on Sunday and, 20 years after he made his professional debut at Le Mans, he told Telefoot he will hang up his boots at the end of the USL campaign.

"It's really a pleasure for me to play," he said. "I started late at the top level. I really enjoy playing. I like my role of owner-player a lot. I'm surrounded by...