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Le Toux picked by Philly in Expansion Draft

Former Lorient player Sébastien Le Toux has been selected as the fourth pick by the expansion franchise Philadelphia Union in the 2009 MLS Expansion Draft.

Le Toux had come up through the Rennes youth system, before playing for Lorient’s senior squad for two years, with the midfielder netting one goal in fifteen games. In 2007, Le Toux made a move to the Seattle Sounders, while the team was still in the USL. In 2008, he was part of the MLS Sounders side that finished 4th overall in the MLS.

Le Toux, who is one of the founders of the French Soccer Academy (which hopefully we will be doing a piece on soon) in Washington State, is considered to be a hard-working play and that gives it everything he has, according to Seattle Time’s soccer writer Jose Romero. Romero also said that Le Toux worked will with the fans, which is ever so important for expansion teams like The Union.

Le Toux was picked as the 4th player of the Expansion Draft and is considered to be one of the senior players on the field for the Union.

Le Toux said that he would be interested in playing for the US National Team. He said that the US has “accepted him” and would be honored to play for the country.


One Response

  1. We in Seattle are heartbroken that he is gone. There was no player on the Sounders who treated fans better than Le Toux. If he has to leave, we’re at least hoping that Philly will play him in position so he can shine like he did in USL.


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