Today is transfer deadline day for MLS' "primary" window, and as expected, Sporting Kansas City made a move. It may not have been the exciting, potentially surprising move that some people thought, but it was a long expected move and definitely fills a big need on the team. Today Kansas City officially signed Aurelien Collin to help shore up the back line. Collin will likely be competing for a starting job once his ITC card is clear. The way things have looked in the first three games I'm hoping for a partnership with Matt Besler in the center of defense.
Collin had been one of three defensive targets that KC was looking at along with Aaron Galindo and long time trialist Omar Colley. All three had some sort of road block in the way of signing. Galindo was in the middle of a law suit with his former club Chivas Guadalajara. Colley's old club in Gambia wanted some compensation for him signing with KC. Collin was in a dispute with his former club in Portugal as well that almost kept a deal from happening.