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It was a great night in MLS for a couple of ex-Premier League legends

Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba were both on the mark for their respective teams.

IT WAS A particularly good night for a couple of former Premier League greats in Major League Soccer last night.

In Vancouver, New York City FC midfielder Frank Lampard popped up with his second-ever goal for the franchise as his side managed a dramatic 2-1 win over the Whitecaps.

Lampard got on the end of a left-wing cross to find the net after Andrea Pirlo opened up the play with a defence-splitting through-ball.


The three points meant NYC FC, the glittering club that has signed up a collection of eye-catching, high-profile players, are still in play-off contention.

Meanwhile, in Montreal, Didier Drogba continued his superb start to life in North America with a brace for the Impact as they swept past DC United.

The veteran striker scored from a free-kick after just four minutes, driving a fine strike inside the post from the edge of the area.

Just seven minutes later, he conjured something even better.

Picking up a stray DC pass, he ran at Steve Birnbaum, left him for dead after a neat step-over and then gently lifted the ball over the advancing Bill Hamid.


Montreal never looked back and it’s now seven goals in six appearances for Drogba since he joined the Canadian club.

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