At 38 years of age and a career full of accomplishments and accolades, Didier Drogba should be on a beach somewhere relaxing and telling stories about how he led Chelsea to Champions League glory. Instead, he's still doing what he was born to do: scoring goals.
The Montreal Impact are grateful that Drogba hasn't lost his desire to play. Since his arrival at the club, they have come from mediocrity to legitimate contenders in Major League Soccer. He led the club to their second ever playoff appearance when arriving last season and has them on course to do even better this year.
His latest show of class came against the Philadelphia Union. A 52-minute hat trick helped guide his team to a 5-1 win. The three points puts Montreal in third place in the East, four points from top and with a match in hand over Frank Lampard's New York City FC.
This gives Drogba eight goals on the season in just 12 matches played. He was voted in to the MLS All-Star Game Fan XI to play against Arsenal this Thursday.
Even at this point in his career he's still proving that he's one of the best players in a league that's steadily improving in quality.
This is quite possibly the legend's last season as a professional footballer. How would it be for him to go out on top leading his team to an MLS Cup victory? As long as he stays healthy, the Impact have as good of a chance as any team in the league.