Didier Drogba has lost what could be the last round of his profession, as Phoenix Rising were beaten 1-0 by Louisville City FC in the Assembled Soccer Association Glass final.
The previous Chelsea striker, 40, has said this will be his last season.
In April 2017, Drogba progressed toward becoming player-co-proprietor of Phoenix Ascending in the second level of US football.
Fellow proprietor Berke Bakay expressed gratitude toward him for his “stunning commitments to the delightful game” after Friday’s loss.
Drogba scored an objective in every one of the club’s three play-off matches on the way to their first since forever USL Container final.
“You have established the framework of something extremely uncommon that we are on the whole going to appreciate for a long time to come,” tweeted Bakay.
Before the last, Bakay told BBC World Administration that Drogba would move into the meeting room after retires.
Writing on the Phoenix Rising site a month ago, Drogba had stated: “I joke with individuals that they have to give me the glass, so I can resign in harmony. Also, that on the off chance that I don’t get it, I’ll return. However, in all actuality, this is my last season.”
The club did not affirm his retirement when asked by BBC Sport.
Drogba scored 157 objectives in 341 appearances amid his first spell at Chelsea from 2004 to 2012, winning three Head Association titles and the Victors League.
Following moves to Shanghai Shenhua in China and Turkish side Galatasaray, where he won the Super Lig and Turkish Container, Drogba came back to the Blues for the 2014-15 season, scoring seven objectives in 40 appearances and helping Jose Mourinho’s side to the title.
He at that point had year and a half with Montreal Effect before joining the Phoenix.
He scored 65 objectives in 104 appearances for the Ivory Drift and was named African Footballer of the Year twice.