The former Chelsea striker, who has joined United Soccer League outfit Phoenix Rising as both a player and part-owner, was mobbed by fans when he arrived Stateside on Friday.
Drogba – a Champions League winner during his time at Stamford Bridge – has grand plans to take the Arizona outfit out of the American second tier and into Major League Soccer during his stay in the States.
And his new supporters certainly seem to have bought into the message he had been delivering prior to his arrival.
Drogba was presented with flowers and a club scarf and was happy to pose for pictures with the adoring masses, some of whom were clad in Chelsea shirts, at Sky Harbor International Airport.
He is due to be formally unveiled by the club prior to their game against Swope Park Rangers on Sunday.
‘I’m happy to be here and it’s an amazing welcome from the fans,’ Drogba said.