Sounders FC fans won’t soon forget Sebastien Le Toux. The tireless worker was a fan favorite in all his years in Seattle, and especially in this last inaugural season in Major League Soccer.
Heck, I remember being at Media Day for the then-USL Sounders before the 2007 season when coach Brian Schmetzer introduced the Frenchman as a player to watch. Le Toux went on to win league MVP and lead Seattle to a league championship.
Anyways, back on point. The Philadelphia Union — the league’s newest franchise that claimed Le Toux from Seattle’s roster in the expansion draft — played its first preseason game against the University of North Carolina on Saturday.
The ex-Sounder did well. Very well.
Here’s a report from The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Sebastien Le Toux and his Union teammates showed plenty of offensive firepower in the team’s first-ever exhibition match.
A member last season of the Seattle Sounders FC, Le Toux scored a hat trick in the first half as the Union opened with last night’s 5-0 exhibition win over the University of North Carolina at the Bryan Park Soccer Complex in Greensboro, N.C.
Le Toux opened the scoring by converting a feed from Amobi Okugo in the 20th minute. His second goal came on a penalty kick, which was awarded after Alejandro Moreno was taken down in the box.
Late in the first half, Le Toux converted a pass from Fred to complete his hat trick.
Last season for Seattle, the 25-year-old Le Toux had a goal and three assists in 28 games that included 15 starts. text goes here
Sounders FC fans won’t have to wait long to see Le Toux back at Qwest Field. The Union travel to Seattle for the league opener on March 25th.