After a run of seven goals in five matches last month, the Montreal Impact’s star summer signing claimed the league’s Player of the Month award for September with 44.89 per cent of the vote.
Seattle Sounders striker Obafemi Martins was his closest rival with 25.24 percent of the vote but, despite scoring in four consecutive games, he had no real chance of beating his fellow front man to the award after the Ivorian’s performances helped earn the Impact 12 points from five matches.
Now sitting comfortably in the Eastern Conference’s sixth and final play-off spot as a result, the Canadian outfit have a four-point advantage over the chasing pack going into their last five regular-season fixtures and, with two games in hand over all four teams below them, it would take a disastrous meltdown for them to be passed.
Their 2015 campaign did look like it was going off the rails back in August when head coach Frank Klopas was fired following a four-game winless run but interim boss Mauro Biello has since managed to right the ship thanks in large part to Drogba’s timeless class.
The 37-year-old Chelsea legend, who arrived at Stade Saputo in late July, is already their second-highest scorer and, if he carries his current form into the post-season, then the club might just be dark horse contenders for MLS Cup.