LA Galaxy’s Gonzalez scoops MLS Cup MVP award

Omar Gonzalez was absolutely thrilled to be awarded the MVP in LA Galaxy’s MLS Cup final win on Saturday.

Omar Gonzalez was absolutely thrilled to be awarded the MVP in LA Galaxy’s MLS Cup final win on Saturday.

The 24-year old centre-back was a towering presence in defence and scored the equalizing goal as the Galaxy came from a goal behind to beat Houston Dynamo 4-1 at the Home Depot Center.

Gonzalez, who missed most of the 2012 season with a knee injury sustained whilst training with FC Nuremberg in January, was humbled to become the first defender to win the award.

"I think that's just what I have to do, game in and game out,” he said regarding his performance.

"That's what I'm known for, it was just like any other game. I had to get out of the nerves out of it and just focus on playing a good game. The whole team did well.

"For me, winning MVP is great. I never thought that I would be winning it, it was pretty emotional for me because at the beginning of the year, I didn't see myself getting back to this level and I was just thinking if I was ever going to come back the same way.

"Today was really special for me, I know that I'm able to go even further now."

 
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