It's time for yet another update from Major League Soccer and a look at how Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard are getting along in their new league. We're happy to report that both played significant roles in their club's victories this weekend. Let's start off with Drogba.
The Montreal Impact were as irrelevant as VCR technology before Drogba arrived in Canada. Since his signing, Montreal is one of the most in-form clubs in the league. He's begun his MLS tenure by scoring seven goals in his first 409 minutes of league play. He's also become the oldest player in league history to score a hat trick. His two-goal performance against D.C. United this weekend helped the Impact win 2-0. Both goals were of sensational quality. See for yourself:
Meanwhile, Frank Lampard and NYCFC were also in Canada this past weekend taking on the Western conference-leading Vancouver Whitecaps. City were in desperate need of a win to keep their faint playoff hopes alive. Lampard, who hasn't enjoyed the same early success as Drogba, has finally started to find a rhythm with his new club. He played a crucial role in their 2-1 win by scoring the first goal -- a beautiful team goal -- and drawing a controversial penalty in the final minute of stoppage time. Here are both plays:
City are actually chasing the Impact for the sixth and final playoff spot in the Eastern conference. Montreal holds the spot with 42 points, while City are five points behind with just three matches left to play this season.