NEW YORK - Major League Soccer (MLS) today announced the addition of unknown Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba to their 38 Under 38 list.
"The 38 Under 38 list highlights the best young players in our league and fully represents the resplendent future of the United States and Major League Soccer," said president of MLS Mark Abbott. " We feel that our inclusion of the of the best talent in the world at their position on this list will further bolster the case of our league being a top league in about 1 hour and 14 minutes or seven years."
The 38 Under 38 list includes such young talent as Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, Andrea Pirlo, and now Didier Drogba who made his debut just six games ago.
"This unknown Ivory Coast striker came to Major League Soccer from a provincial club in England where he gained experience that readied him for the rigors of this league" said commissioner Don Garber. "He has exploded on the scene in the United States and while he plays for Montreal, no one here will hold it against him that he temporarily lives in the 51st state. Mr Drogba has really shown his passion for the sixth place war is equal to his passion for playing in what the Europeans call 'the champions league final'. We here at Major League Soccer are proud to add him to our illustrious 38 Under 38 list and hope he has another incredible year left in him before he retires to a private island in the Maldives."