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The Cascadia Cup just got a little more interesting.
Sebastien Le Toux has been traded from the Philadelphia Union to the Vancouver Whitecaps, confirming rumors from late Monday night. Philly gets an undisclosed amount allocation money in exchange for the former Sounder.
Le Toux, who had 26 goals and 20 assists the past two season with the Union, joins a Vancouver squad that’s loaded with forwards, so it’ll be interesting to see how that plays out.
The 28-year-old Frenchman joined the USL Sounders in 2007. In the buildup to the leap to MLS, he was the first played signed by Sounders FC.
Many fans remember that he was lost to Philadelphia in the MLS Expansion Draft. The interesting twist to that story is that he was initially on Seattle’s protected list when the impression was that designated players were automatically protected. When the Sounders learned they had to protect Freddie Ljungberg, Le Toux came off the list due in part to them playing a similar position.
What do you think of the news?