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Phoenix Rising FC Forward Didier Drogba Named to USL Team of the Week

By Phoenix Rising FC Communications, 10/17/17, 11:15AM MST

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(PHOENIX) October 17, 2017 – Phoenix Rising FC forward Didier Drogba was named to the United Soccer League Team of the Week for Week 30. This is the 15th time a Phoenix Rising FC player has been named to the team of the week this season and the second time time Drogba has received the honor. He was named to the Team of the Week for Week 13. He was also a Team of the Week Honorable Mention for Weeks 16 and 29.

This is the eighth consecutive week a Phoenix Rising FC player has been recognized by the league with a Team of the Week or Team of the Week Honorable Mention honor.

Drogba scored a goal and provided an assist in Phoenix Rising FC's regular season-ending 4-1 win over Portland Timbers FC 2. His goal is currently up for USL Goal of the Week.

Phoenix Rising FC plays in its first-ever playoff match this Saturday, at Swope Park Rangers. The match kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Arizona time and will be televised live locally on YurView Arizona, Cox Channels 4 & 1004. Fans can also watch the match at the club's official watch party at the Thirsty Lion in Tempe Marketplace.

Rising FC players to earn USL’s weekly honors:

Week 3: Luke Rooney, Team of the Week
Week 5: Luke Rooney, Team of the Week; Alessandro Riggi, Team of the Week Honorable Mention
Week 8: Shaun Wright-Phillips, Team of the Week, Omar Bravo, Team of the Week Honorable Mention
Week 10: Jason Johnson, Team of the Week
Week 12: Amadou Dia, Team of the Week, Didier Drogba, Team of the Week Honorable Mention
Week 13: Didier Drogba, Team of the Week
Week 15: Josh Cohen, Team of the Week and Save of the Week
Week 16: Didier Drogba, Team of the Week Honorable Mention
Week 17: Jason Johnson, Player of the Week
Week 20: Alessandro Riggi, Team of the Week Honorable Mention
Week 23: Chris Cortez, Team of the Week
Week 24: Josh Cohen, Team of the Week
Week 25: Victor Vasquez, Team of the Week; A.J. Gray, Team of the Week Honorable Mention
Week 26: Sam Hamilton, Team of the Week Honorable Mention
Week 27: Alessandro Riggi, Team of the Week
Week 28: Shaun Wright-Phillips, Team of the Week
Week 29: Jason Johnson, Team of the Week; Didier Drogba, Team of the Week Honorable Mention
Week 30: Didier Drogba, Team of the Week