Didier Drogba clutches Steve Clark's leg in odd MLS playoff sequence
Didier Drogba has made his games in MLS appointment viewing, because you have no clue what the Ivory Coast great is capable of doing. That could not have been more evident Sunday night at Stade Saputo.
Late in the Montreal Impact's 2-1 win over Columbus Crew SC in the first leg of their Eastern Conference semifinal, Drogba took out Columbus goalkeeper Steve Clark with a slide and then clutched his leg intentionally a la Jeff Van Gundy and Alonzo Mourning in the 1998 NBA playoffs.
Drogba, who had a goal controversially waved off earlier in the game and was at fault for Columbus's goal by clearing a header right to the foot of goal-scorer Federico Higuain, was given a yellow card for his actions, which ultimately didn't impact any of the play on the field. It was just a really bizarre moment.
Drogba was held scoreless, which is a rarity for him since he's joined MLS. He has scored 12 goals in 13 games with the Impact, who take their one-goal lead into next Sunday's second leg at MAPFRE Stadium. Let's hope he leaves Clark's second leg alone in that one.