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MLS Ticker: Drogba could miss time, Kaka, Adi receive call-ups and more

Photo by Eric Bolte/USA TODAY Sports
Photo by Eric Bolte/USA TODAY Sports

While a couple of talented players have received call-ups to their national teams, a particular Montreal Impact star could be away from his club for up to a month.

Didier Drogba is contemplating heading to NASL club Miami FC for a few weeks in order to avoid playing on artificial playing surfaces during the opening month of the MLS season. Montreal’s higher brass have yet to clear the path for Drogba to make such a move. (REPORT)

Kaká has been called up by the Brazilian national team ahead of this month’s CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying matches against Paraguay and Uruguay. The Orlando City SC midfielder last appeared for Brazil in a game during October’s 3-1 win over Venezuela. (REPORT)

Portland Timbers striker Fanendo Adi has earned a call-up from Nigeria ahead of the nation’s African Cup of Nations match against Egypt. The appearance with the senior team is Adi’s first after having previously featured for Nigeria’s Under-23 team. (REPORT)

New York City FC acquired Shannon Gomez on a one-year loan deal from Trinidadian side W Connection. Gomez has been with NYCFC during training camp over recent weeks in Florida. (REPORT)

NYCFC also announced the signing of goalkeeper Andre Rawls, who was drafted by the club in the third round of the 2015 MLS Draft. (REPORT)

The Seattle Sounders have signed Oalex Anderson from the club’s USL team. The 20-year-old made 16 appearances for Sounders FC 2 in 2015. (REPORT)

D.C. United has announced a development academy partnership with Virginia-based club teams Arlington Soccer and Loudoun Soccer. (REPORT)

What do you think of the latest Drogba news? Excited to see Kaká and Adi earn call-ups?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. People don’t let your team sign overpaid Ex-Euro DPs. Hope Montreal enjoyed the 10 games.

  2. Drodgba what a p***y! If you’re going to sign with a team then play for them! All these DP coming to play only the games they want hurts the development of the younger players. Which means when he comes back to play the games he wants, it puts a developing player back on the bench. Don’t come and demand a DP contact if you’re not going to suffer with the team through the entire season.

  3. Can you imagine how hopping the Miami FC games will be? I’m all for it just for that. Excited for Adi but also a bit worried – historically Nigeria has had a distressingly corrupt football association.

  4. After the Chelsea debacle I predicted Drogba missing a lot of time this season due to “injuries” Apparently he decided to skip that step and go straight into “avoiding injuries”
    I must admit I didn’t see that one coming


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