Didier Drogba and MLS is one of those transfer rumors that has been repeated so many times, it's almost a running joke. We can probably go all the way back to the end of the 2011-12 season, if not even earlier, since by then, Drogba was nowhere near a nailed on starter at Chelsea.
In the intervening 3+ years (has it really been that long since we conquered Europe?), Drogba has gone off to China, then to Turkey, and then even back to Chelsea. Now, finally, it looks like he might make the trip across the Atlantic.
That collective SQUEEEE you may have just heard were all the Chelsea fans in Chicago.
Carlisle's report states that multiple MLS teams are interested in the 37-year-old but the Chicago Fire are currently in the lead, presuming that they make room on their roster by buying down the contract of the one of their three Designated Players. (If that sentence doesn't make much sense to you, just nod along and smile.) At least one source claims that this deal might be confirmed as early as this weekend, though there is interest from a mystery Qatari club as well.
With Steven Gerrard announcing his MLS tenure with a goal on Friday and Frank Lampard set to finally make his American debut as well
last weekend ... I mean, this weekend ... err, soon! ... the time may be just right for Drogba to join the party as well.