Harrison, NJ (Sports Network) - The Philadelphia Union acquired former striker
Sebastien Le Toux from Red Bull New York on Thursday.
Le Toux, 28, had 25 goals and 20 assists in his two seasons for the Union, but
was traded to Vancouver Whitecaps FC before the 2012 season. He was later sent
to New York, and combined for five goals and two assists last season.
"Sebastien indicated to us at the end of the season that he wanted to return
to Philadelphia and we respected his request," said Red Bull Sporting Director
Andy Roxburgh said.
Le Toux had 14 goals and 11 assists in his first season with Philadelphia in
2010 and had 11 goals and nine assists in 2011. Former Union coach Peter Nowak
traded Le Toux to Vancouver for allocation money in January.
Philadelphia traded forward Josue Martinez and allocation money to New York to
re-acquire Le Toux. The 22-year-old Martinez, who has played 22 matches with
Costa Rica, appeared in 18 games last season for Philadelphia.
"We are excited to bring Josue to the Red Bulls. Our staff considers him a
young player with potential," Roxburgh said.
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