MONTREAL - Montreal Impact striker Didier Drogba was named MLS Player of the Week for Week 27. Drogba scored a hat trick in his first start with the Impact, in his team's 4-3 win over the Chicago Fire on Saturday night, at Stade Saputo.
The Impact’s new Designated Player didn’t waste any time opening his MLS account, scoring his first on the night in the 28th minute. Drogba then took charge and scored both the equalizer in the 61st minute and the game-winner four minutes later.
He became the first player in league history to record a hat trick within his first two MLS games.
The Impact will now embark on a West Coast road trip, starting in LA against the Galaxy on Saturday, September 12, at 10:30pm ET (TVA Sports, TSN Radio 690), followed by San Jose on Wednesday, September 16, at 10:30pm against the Earthquakes (TVA Sports, TSN Radio 690). The Impact will play its next home game on Saturday, September 19, at 8pm against New England.