Phoenix Rising Trying To Get Bid To Join MLS, Signs Drogba

Published: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 3:43pm
Updated: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 3:51pm
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Tim Riester

Soccer is the most popular sport in the world, but in the Valley — where we have teams in America’s top four sports football, baseball, basketball and hockey — it’s been a little slower to get to the highest level.

A development earlier this month may have helped that momentum pick up.

Phoenix Rising is trying to get a bid to join Major League Soccer and has signed legendary player Didier Drogba, who is seen as a big plus in the industry.

Tim Riester is co-owner of Phoenix Rising, currently competing in the United Soccer League.

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