Didier Drogba has lost what could be the final game of his career, as Phoenix Rising were beaten 1-0 by Louisville City FC in the United Soccer League Cup final.
The former Chelsea striker, 40, has said this will be his last season.
In April 2017, Drogba became player-co-owner of Phoenix Rising in the second tier of US football.
Fellow owner Berke Bakay thanked him for his “amazing contributions to the beautiful sport” after Friday’s loss.
Drogba scored a goal in each of the club’s three play-off matches en route to their first ever USL Cup final.
“You have laid the foundation of something really special that we are all going to enjoy for many years to come,” tweeted Bakay.
Before the final, Bakay told BBC World Service that Drogba would be moving into the boardroom after retires. Read more