Phoenix Rising FC will have their biggest name on display on a worldwide platform this summer. Didier Drogba has been named as one of the BBC analysts for the World Cup in Russia. Team sources told www.sports360az.com the news while on the sidelines at Wednesday nights Open Cup match at Chandler/Gilbert Community College. Drogba, Frank Lampard and Pablo Zabelata among the former players leading the BBC coverage in Russia. The BBC had some fun with the Drogba announcement on their social media.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) May 15, 2018
Drogba has playing terrific football for Rising FC here in 2018. Didier and I spoke at great length last month about his future and he spoke about the transition from player to owner. Drogba has a soccer camp in Prescott scheduled for next month, it’s unclear when he would leave Rising FC for his broadcast duties. Rising FC stands in second place in the USL Western Conference table, just one point behind Real Monarchs SLC. Rising FC will be at home this Saturday night against Sacramento Republic FC.