Philadelphia Union forward Sebastien Le Toux played a huge part of the success in the Union's first two seasons. When he was traded before the 2012 season shockingly by then team manager Peter Nowak to Vancouver Whitecaps, it shocked not only the fans but also LeToux.
During the 2012 season he was traded again from Vancouver to Union foe New York Red Bulls. His contract expired this past off-season and there were rumors that LeToux would end up back with the Union. Well, the rumors became fact and beloved and fan favorite LeToux was on his way to the city of brotherly love.
The same happiness experienced by the fans was also felt LeToux himself. Even though he loved Philadelphia, he acted as any professional player should act when he was traded away, but he is glad to be back where he loves to play.
“It was tough being traded and going to two other clubs when your heart was really here with the Union,” Le Toux said. “I was professional, obviously. When the time came and the opportunity presented itself, well, it was an easy decision to come back to the Union. It’s like being home again. I am proud to wear this jersey and to be playing here again in front of these great fans.”
Just as the fans have been itching for March 2 to finally be here and the Union taking on Sporting Kansas City at PPL Park, Le Toux is itching to play as well in front of the home crowd.
“I will be so happy to see everyone in the stands when we play Sporting,” Le Toux said. “More than that, I’m happy to be back playing with this club and it will be the first step in what we hope will be a great season. I am truly excited to get started.”
Le Toux’s return to Philadelphia will provide great leadership and experience to a somewhat young Union team. Moreover, LeToux has not had trouble scoring in the past while on the Union, and this year should be no different for the Union’s goal-scorer in 2010 and 2011. Don’t worry fans March 2 is only 17 days away and we will get to see Le Toux on the pitch at PPL Park.
Quotes from this article were provided from Philadelphiaunion.com.