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By FRANCO PANIZO
MLS defenders may have known what Didier Drogba was capable of before he arrived to the league, but they still could not stop him from dominating.
Drogba had a stellar month for the Montreal Impact in September, scoring seven goals in five matches to help pace the club to an impressive 4-0-1 record. The physical striker, who also had an assist, won SBI’s MLS Player of the Month award as a result.
After using August mostly to get back into shape, Drogba started September with a hat-trick performance vs. the Chicago Fire. He was held scoreless in the next game against the LA Galaxy – which is the one match Montreal did not win this past month – but found the back the of the net in the following matches vs. the New England Revolution and Fire. Drogba then wrapped up his month with a brace in a 2-0 win over D.C. United.
The 37-year-old forward may have been the best MLS player in September, but he was not the only player to impress. Sebastian Giovinco of Toronto FC and New England Revolution playmaker Lee Nguyen also had solid months, and were in the mix for SBI’s latest monthly accolade.
What do you think about Drogba winning SBI’s honors for September? Agree that he was the best player in MLS? Expecting him to continue this run of form this month?
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