Saturday's big game just got a little bit bigger.
Montreal confirmed on their team website that Didier Drogba will join up with the team in north Texas on Thursday ahead of Saturday's showdown at Toyota Stadium. The 38-year-old forward burst onto the scene in the second half of the 2015 season scoring 11 goals in 11 matches as Montreal advanced to the Eastern Conference Semifinals. This won't be Drogba's first trip to Toyota Stadium as he and Ivory Coast played in Frisco in the run up to the 2014 FIFA World Cup against El Salvador.
Holding him out of games played on turf, Saturday will be Drogba's 2016 MLS debut if he plays, though Montreal have had plenty of success without him. Argentine midfielder Ignacio Piatti leads MLS with three goals and is tied for the league lead with two assists as the Impact come to town as one of three 2-0-0 teams in MLS.
They'll face a stiff test from FC Dallas, however, with an incredible 14-2-2 record at home dating back to the start of the 2015 season. Despite suffering a heavy loss last weekend, FC Dallas will have plenty of confidence having a 10-0-2 record since 1996 in games after suffering a four-goal or more loss. FC Dallas returned to training on Tuesday "eager to move on" and prove that they've learned the lessons from last week's game.
If you don't have your tickets for Saturday's game yet, they're going very fast so get yours before they're gone for this marquee matchup that kicks off a run of three out of the next four games at Toyota Stadium.