Didier Drogba has revealed he will call time on his playing career after the 2018 United Soccer League (USL) season.
The four-time Premier League champion scored nine goals in his first season with Phoenix Rising
The club finished fifth in the Western Conference.
The 39-year-old wants to concentrate on other projects now.
“I think next year will be my last season,” he told RMC.
“There comes a time when you have to stop.
“I need time for my other projects. It’s good to play, but at 39, it holds me back a bit.”
After moving to Chelsea in 2004 Drogba established himself as one of the top strikers in world football.