The stereotype that mid-season acquisitions struggle to do well in MLS did not apply to Ivorian international Didier Drogba in 2015.
In 11 games, Drogba scored 11 goals, and Sunday evening, he turned in one of his best performances for the Montreal Impact. His brace against Toronto FC helped the Impact secure third in the Eastern Conference and earned him honors as SBI MLS Player of the Week.
The 37-year-old striker was on the receiving end of an Ignacio Piatti cross into the box during the 54th minute, and Drogba pulled out a crafty backheel from his arsenal to score the first goal for Montreal.
Seconds later, Stade Saputo erupted when Drogba scored yet again. His second goal, which would ultimately end up as the game-winning effort, came after he found open space at the front of the six-yard box. This time, he connected and flicked a Marco Donadel cross from approximately the same position towards goal and in.
Drogba was not the only player to perform exceptionally well on Decision Day, though, as Portland Timbers midfielder Darlington Nagbe, Columbus Crew midfielder Ethan Finlay and Seattle Sounders striker Clint Dempsey all shined.
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