Sporting Kansas City defender Aurelien Collin was named MLS Cup MVP after their shootout win against Real Salt Lake.

The former Wrexham and Gretna favourite forced the final into a shootout with his equaliser and then converted his penalty after 120 minutes.

"The second half was pretty hard for me because I had a small kick in the head," Collin said during the news conference. "I couldn't see that well, so that's why I scored. I was very lucky that Zusi put the ball exactly where I wanted it. I put my head up and it went through, so I'm happy. I don't know what I was thinking when I scored-I'm just happy I scored."

Collin has come a long way and credits it all to Sporting KC.

"For the first time in my life, I had the best facilities, the best environment, the best infrastructure," he said. "I know I am a better player now than I was three years ago. I know that if I stay here, I will be a better player in three years than I am now. I wasn't expecting all of this but I feel very blessed and happy to be a part of it."

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