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Drogba: MLS better than CSL

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10:29 AM ET 06.23 | Despite choosing the Chinese Super League over Major League Soccer, Didier Drogba still believes that the North American league is ahead in terms of quality and development. "No, I don't think China is ahead of MLS," Drogba explained. "I think [my decision] was a personal choice." He added, "I've played many games here with Chelsea over the years and I've seen the evolution [of American soccer]. When we came here in 2004, the stadiums were busy but not really. In 2010 it was amazing. The footballing has improved a lot in America. "So it wasn't about the [quality], it was a personal choice and my decision."

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June 24, 2012  01:57 AM ET

give him a yr then he will come to mls

June 25, 2012  02:38 PM ET

I don't think Drogba is actually saying MLS is better. He is just saying that CSL is not better than MLS, which can also mean that he sees the two leagues as being equal. Maybe there is more to the quote than is printed in the story?

June 28, 2012  12:12 AM ET

Really Drogba? I don't know who plays in the Chinese Super League, do you?

June 29, 2012  02:10 PM ET

Didier Drogba still believes that the North American league is ahead in terms of quality and development.

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