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Didier Drogba scores carbon copy of Munich penalty for third goal in two games for Phoenix Rising FC

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There’s very little actual football happening these days, unless you’re on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, where they insist on playing league football through the oppressive heat of the American summer.

Fortunately for Didier Drogba (and fellow Chelsea alum Shaun Wright-Phillips), they had an away game on Sunday so they didn’t have to play in the 112°F heat of Phoenix — but it’s a dry heat! — though the mid-80s in the high Midwest humidity of Kansas City was probably almost as bad.

No worries however for Didier. After picking up a goal and an assist in his first game for Phoenix last week, a 2-1 win, he scored both Phoenix equalizers today in a 2-2 draw against Swope Park Rangers. The first goal was a lovely placed finish from the top of the box, taking advantage of the goalkeeper being out of position.

SWP picking up the assist on that like a champ.

The second went into the same corner, in a rather familiar scene.

He’s done it!

Well, slight less dramatic.

Since making his debut, Drogba has factored into all four of Phoenix’s goals, scoring three of them and providing the assist for the fourth.

Not bad for a 39-year-old, even if this is just the USL.