Turf war will keep Drogba out of BC Place

There won’t be any Drogba drama at BC Place tonight. Toe-ld you so, say the cynics.

And what’s going to happen a month from now when New York City FC is due in Vancouver to face the Whitecaps? Will Pirlo pirouette away from the plastic grass? Will Lampard come up lame days before the match?

A field of dreams it isn’t down there on False Creek. In this case, the operative phrase is this: Lay it without real roots and they won’t come — at least not the big-ticket golden oldies seeking to protect their toes and hamstrings by staying off ersatz grass.

Didier Drogba, the 37-yer-old former Chelsea legend, signed to great fanfare and fawning adulation in Montreal this summer, won’t be with the Impact on Wednesday when they face the Caps in the second leg of the Amway Canadian Championship final.

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