Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba ended his glittering footballing career in defeat as Phoenix Rising lost to Louisville City in the USL Cup final.
Drogba led out the Rising – the team he part owns – for his swansong in the final of U.S. football’s second tier.
However, a second-half goal from Louisville’s Luke Spencer meant the Ivorian did not get to bow out with one last title.
The defeat marks the end of Drogba’s trophy-filled career, which was topped by scoring the equalizing goal and deciding penalty in Chelsea’s 2012 Champions League triumph.
He also won four Premier League titles, four FA Cups, and a Turkish Super Lig crown.