If you thought Thierno Seydi's denial of the rumors linking Didier Drogba to Phoenix Rising FC was not convincing - your instincts were correct: scarcely 10 days since Seydi (Drogba's agent) rejected the suggestion his client had joined one of the more ambitious lower-league teams in U.S. soccer, Drogba has joined one of the more ambitious lower-league teams in USA soccer.
With Drogba and the ownership group's star power (and money), Phoenix Rising are positioning themselves to win one of Major League Soccer's upcoming expansion slots.
An article in the Pioneer Press first linked the 39-year-old with the ambitious USL club on March 22, and a report by France Football claimed the deal was done as early as March 28th.
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"I 've taken my time in determining what I needed to do next and am actually excited about the chance at Phoenix Rising FC", said Drogba.
"I look forward for their continuing success in the USL, with no city is better placed than Phoenix for growth to the MLS". "I don't think there's been another player and co-owner, but this shows you how things are changing, how the league is changing and how football is becoming attractive and I'm really happy to have chosen this", he said.
The Chelsea legend says he has taken tips from Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich. Phoenix FC folded after one season, and Arizona United played three seasons until majority owner Kyle Eng sold his interest to a group headed by Berke Bakay. They signed well-known former Mexico and MLS player Omar Bravo and ex-Manchester City, Chelsea and England winger Shaun Wright-Phillips prior to announcing Drogba's arrival.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Russia's inaction played a part in fuelling a deadly gas attack on Syrian civilians. But the regime has denied any responsibility, saying its air strikes hit a rebel depot containing chemical materials.
The official says a Russian-operated drone flew over a hospital in Syria as victims of the attack were rushing to get treatment. The strike has raised questions about President Trump's broader Syria strategy and whether he will pursue regime change.
President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi declared that a three-month state of emergency would be imposed, pending parliamentary approval. He said while classes went on as usual, they were advised not to go near St Mark Church and other churches in Alexandria.
Disabled: The damage sustained in the 30-minute attack was meant to disable the air base, near the city of Homs. He did not specify where the planes had been moved to or who had warned the Syrian government.
The missile launch may be a precursor, with more to come as the summit starts later this week, Cossa said. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Wednesday that all sides needed to be involved.
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