Not a bad day for ex-Sounder Sebastien Le Toux. The Philadelphia forward/midfielder was named to the MLS All-Star earlier today and more recently was named MLS Player of the Week for his part in a 2-1 win against Toronto.
Le Toux had an assist by sending in a corner kick to Michael Orozco, then converted a penalty kick in stoppage time to clinch the win. I gave him my secondary vote, my first choice was Sounders FC goalkeeper Kasey Keller, who made five saves — some on one foot — in a shutout win on the road against D.C. United.
Here’s the release:
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Philadelphia Union Forward Sebastien Le Toux Named MLS Player of the Week
Le Toux notches goal and assist in Union’s 2-1 win over Toronto FC
NEW YORK (Monday, July 19, 2010) – Philadelphia Union forward Sebastien Le Toux was voted Major League Soccer Player of the Week by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) for Week 16 of the 2010 MLS season. Le Toux recorded an assist and scored the game-winning penalty kick in the Philadelphia Union’s victory over Toronto FC on Saturday, July 17, at PPL Park.
In the 61st minute, Le Toux drove a corner kick into the box toward the near post for Michael Orozco Fiscal. Orozco Fiscal connected with the Le Toux corner kick and headed the ball inside the near post for the first goal of the game.
With just seconds left and the game tied 1-1, a handball in the box set up a Philadelphia Union penalty kick. Le Toux stepped up and placed it past an outstretched Stefan Frei for the dramatic, 95th minute game-winning goal.
This is Le Toux’s second Player of the Week award this season.
The MLS Player of the Week is selected each week of the regular season by a panel of journalists from NASR. The group consists of members of print, television, radio and online media. More information and membership information can be found at http://www.soccerreporters.com/.
2010 MLS Player of the Week Winners
Week 1: Javier Morales (Real Salt Lake)
Week 2: Kenny Mansally (New England Revolution)
Week 3: Sebastien Le Toux (Philadelphia Union)
Week 4: Edson Buddle (LA Galaxy)
Week 5: Dwayne De Rosario (Toronto FC)
Week 6: Edson Buddle (LA Galaxy)
Week 7: Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy)
Week 8: Alvaro Saborio (Real Salt Lake)
Week 9: Emilio Renteria (Columbus Crew)
Week 10: Dwayne De Rosario (Toronto FC)
Week 11: Brek Shea (FC Dallas)
Week 12: Chris Pontius (D.C. United)
Week 13: Juan Pablo Angel (New York Red Bulls)
Week 14: Alvaro Saborio (Real Salt Lake)
Week 15: Justin Braun (Chivas USA)
Week 16: Sebastien Le Toux (Philadelphia Union)