Union Trade Le Toux to Vancouver…

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Wait, what?

Two weeks ago, it was believed that Sebastien Le Toux would be sold to Bolton of the English Premier League (Le Toux even attended a match last weekend), but the deal fell through because Le Toux didn’t impress Bolton during a tryout.

Now, Le Toux, who is back in Philadelphia, has been traded to what I would imagine is the worst place on earth for Soccer– Vancouver. He confirmed the move on his Twitter:


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Whatever is going on with the Union is puzzling. Yes, they have a promising core of young players, but in the last two days they’ve parted ways with their starting goaltender, Faryd Mondragon, and their best player, Le Toux. Some think this is all to free up money to obtain full rights to their Columbian sensation, Roger Torres. We shall see.

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28 Responses

  1. Uh, hey Mike, most soccer fans aren’t hipsters – me included. I actually play.
    Anyway…what the f?!? Is this a joke?!? Who possibly thought this was a good idea?!?

  2. The only thing worse than playing soccer is watching others play soccer.
    For “men” anyway. You’re good, Union Girl.

  3. DOOPid move…unless they lock-up Torres for a chunk of time. Man, Lil’ Dorothy has some great thighs.

  4. @ Mike Gundy, stop using my handle.
    Get your facts straight and come back and see me. I’m a man. I’m 40.
    The real Mike Gundy. Often impostered, never outclassed.

  5. Colombian sensation… in the MLS. Being a good player in the MLS is like going to a really good Community College.

  6. C’mon Kyle – don’t fall for the twitter hype on Torres.
    He’s 5′ 5″, looks like any cleaning guy at one of the low-tier retail stores on Market St in Philly, and gets pushed around the field like a rag doll.
    But, the fans love him because he runs all over the field like a bird, and his name fits well into chants. He’s far from a sensation.
    However – the whole LeToux trade just comes off terribly in the press. We’re a 2 year old team that’s already made it to the playoffs – but it’d be nice if the front office actually makes a statement on this one.

  7. @Mike Gundy- I’ll let you have the handle becuase you made me lol with that iron balls mcginty line
    The real Mike Gundy. Often impostered, never outclassed

  8. Its amazing that everyone seems to be trashing soccer, but has probably never actually watched a game. If you sit in the Sons of Ben section I guarantee you will love it. Put down your can of bud, get off your couch and stop watching American football, the most boring sport there is (when do their feet touch the ball? (a total of 3 seconds a game?), 11 minutes of action over 3.5 hours?, the commercials must be awesome).
    This is a stupid move for the Union. 45 combined goals and assists over the last two seasons, and he played every minutes over the same amount of time. No one is going to replace this. I would have been fine seeing him going to the EPL, but to another team in the MLS!? I want some of whatever the front office is free basing

  9. @Flauf- honestly I’m just baiting the union fans because I know I’ll get a reaction

  10. Also, in response to the “who cares” question, the Union have a higher attendance average the the Flyers and Sixers.

  11. Hahahahaha.
    Union has better attendance than the Flyers?
    Stop. Now its silly.
    Union tix are either free or dirt cheap, they play in a larger arena, and there are 12 season tickets holders.
    And I guarantee if I sat in the Sons of Ben section I’d want out as soon as possible.
    Soccer blows, period.

  12. Soccer vs American football? Hipster vs non-hipster? The hell are we talking about here? It’s a legitimate team that represents Philadelphia. They’ve made some questionable moves, let’s comment on that. If you aren’t interested, why comment? If you are only interested in bigger market sports,you can always listen to the radio or follow some other less reliable source.

  13. The funny part is that the union’s average home attendance this past season was 18,259, while the sixers is currently 14,743 (they are even in first place!) Not only to people care about the union, but they care about it significantly more than the sixers. Add that to the fact that Chester about 20-30 minutes further for a majority of the fans coming from the philadelphia area.

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