• Didier Drogba came on in the 59th minute to make his Montreal debut
  • The MLS outift lost 1-0 to Philadelphia Union after a Sebastien Le Toux goal
  • The former Chelsea man was unable to help his side find an equaliser
  • Jozy Altidore scored twice as Toronto thrashed Orlando City 5-0 
  • Real Salt Lake and Columbus Crew both won over the weekend  

Reuters

Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba made a tame Major League Soccer debut for Montreal Impact in their 1-0 home loss to Philadelphia Union on Saturday.

The former Ivory Coast player entered the game in the 59th minute to a standing ovation from the Montreal crowd but had his night spoiled in the end.

Philadelphia’s Sebastien Le Toux scored the winner in the 78th minute on an assist from Eric Ayuk Mbu, ending their five-game winless streak.

Didier Drogba (left) made his Montreal Impact debut during their loss to Philadelphia Union

Didier Drogba (left) made his Montreal Impact debut during their loss to Philadelphia Union

For the night, Drogba had two shots and two fouls in his 31 minutes for Montreal.

‘I thought he brought a presence in the team,’ Montreal coach Frank Klopas told reporters. ‘I just think we’ve got to find a better way to use him. That’s going to take time.’

In other MLS matches, Vancouver regained first place in the Western Conference with a 1-0 win over Dallas.

Cristian Techera back-heeled in a goal in the 32nd minute for the Whitecaps who moved two points above Los Angeles.

The former Chelsea man couldn't provide the ammunition needed as they fell to a disappointing defeat

The former Chelsea man couldn’t provide the ammunition needed as they fell to a disappointing defeat

Meanwhile, Real Salt Lake got goals from Javier Morales and Sebastian Jaime to beat Seattle Sounders 2-0.

In Toronto, Jozy Altidore scored two goals in about 18 minutes of play to lead Toronto to a 5-0 rout over Orlando City SC.

In Columbus, Jack McInerney’s 88th minute strike lifted the Crew to a 3-2 victory over Sporting Kansas City.

Jozy Altidore scored twice and continued his good form as Toronto thrashed Orlando

Jozy Altidore scored twice and continued his good form as Toronto thrashed Orlando

Tony Tchani tied the game 2-2 eight minutes earlier for the Crew.

In Washington, the San Jose Earthquakes got goals from Chris Wondolowski and Shea Salinas to beat DC United 2-0.

In Chicago, Dillon Serna scored in the opening minute as Colorado beat Chicago Fire 1-0 to snap a three-game losing streak. 

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