Sounders lose Le Toux to Union in expansion draft

Nov 25, 2009, 1:16 PM | Updated: Apr 5, 2011, 9:50 am

Seattle Sounders FC forward and midfielder Sebastian Le Toux is headed to Philadelphia.

The Philadelphia Union selected him with one of the team’s 10 picks in the expansion draft Wednesday.

The 25-year-old from Rennes, France, was the first player the Sounders signed. He appeared in 28 games in Seattle’s inaugural Major League Soccer season this year.

Le Toux scored three goals and had seven assists to help lead the Sounders to the U.S. Open Cup championship this year. But he was also one of the team’s higher-paid players, earning $112,000, and frequently came off the bench as a substitute. He had one goal and three assists during the regular season.

Le Toux will be back in Seattle next March when Philadelphia plays its first game against the Sounders at Qwest Field.

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