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Le Toux also named MLS player of week

Post by Don Ruiz / The News Tribune on July 19, 2010 at 12:19 pm with 2 Comments »
July 19, 2010 12:21 pm

Le Toux
It’s a good day for former Sounder Sebastien Le Toux. Not only was he named to the MLS All-Star team this morning, but he’s also been honored as MLS player of the week for the second time this season after his one-goal, one-assist performance in Philadelphia’s 2-1 win over Toronto.

Le Toux, of course, is the original Sounder FC signee who left Seattle when snatched by the Union in the expansion draft.

Here’s the release from the league:

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.

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  1. joepublic says:

    Still just a complete head-scratcher how they left our man unprotected.

  2. blahbl4hblah says:

    The way the do the expansion “draft” is stupid. I’ll be glad when they stop adding more teams so we can actually keep our players.
    Good for him though, even though I can’t stand that team.

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