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Drogba nets hat-trick on first MLS start

Drogba seems to be enjoying life in the MLS. Credit: PA

Didier Drogba marked his first Major League Soccer start with a perfect hat-trick as the Montreal Impact won 4-3 against the Chicago Fire.

Nigel Reo-Coker set up the former Chelsea striker for his first goal in the 27th minute and after Jeff Larentowicz equalised from a penalty, Wandrille Lefevre headed the Impact back in front.

The Fire went 3-2 up through Gilberto and Kennedy Igboananike but within six minutes, Drogba lashed home left-footed after Ignacio Piatti's quick free-kick and then nodded home his third after his initial shot was well saved by Sean Johnson to win the game.


Gerrard poised to complete LA Galaxy deal

Gerrard will be lining up in the white of LA Galaxy in MLS next season. Credit: PA

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard's move to LA Galaxy could be confirmed today.

Press Association Sport understands a deal to take the 34-year-old to the Major League Soccer at the end of this season is now close to completion.

However, contrary to reports Gerrard has not been given leave to travel to the United States to finalise the move and has not flown to America as all the necessary requirements associated with the deal have been done in this country.

Owen Coyle appointed Houston Dynamo head coach

Will Coyle prove a success in the states? Credit: PA

Owen Coyle has been announced as the new head coach of Major League Soccer club Houston Dynamo.

The former Burnley and Bolton manager claims to have extensive knowledge of the America's top soccer league from watching matches back in the UK.

“I’ve watched MLS extensively, back home we get live feeds and highlights so I certainly know all the teams in the league,” he told houston


Beckham: Winning titles 'never gets old'

Speaking after lifting the MLS Cup, David Beckham reflected on the fairytale endings he's enjoyed at his previous clubs.

"Winning a championship in my last game at Manchester United, and then winning a championship in my last game at Real Madrid...and then winning a championship here, in my last, game - you know, it never gets old," he said.

"I still love it like I did when I won my first."

Beckham celebrates final victory with sons

David Beckham drapes the Union flag behind him and his sons (left to right) Brooklyn, Cruz and Romeo. Credit: PA Wire
Galaxy teammates, including former Spurs striker Robbie Keane (far left), join the Beckham family. Credit: PA Wire
David Beckham was greeted by Galaxy boss Bruce Arena as he left the field to huge applause as a late sub. Credit: PA Wire
The former England favourite dropped to his knees when he knew the final victory was secured. Credit: PA Wire
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