Sebastien Le Toux Press Conference Notes
- Updated: December 7, 2012
Chester, Pa – Earlier today, Sebastien Le Toux was re-introduced to the Philadelphia press by Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz and team manager John Hackworth. “We always knew in our hearts that Sebastien is a Union player,” said Sakiewicz as he started the 10 a.m. press conference. Sakiewicz also wanted to make it very clear that the Union faithful were a big factor in bringing the 28 year old frenchman. “We heard em’ loud and clear when Sebastien left, and we really strategized and fought real hard and listened a lot to what our fans wanted to see here in Philadelphia.”
When Le Toux was given the floor, he was nothing but smiles, happy to finally be back with the team he, if all goes well, finishes out his career with. “This is a fantastic day for me,” the Frenchman said, “I’m very proud to wear this color and play for Philadelphia.” Despite the way Le Toux’s trade was handled, the fan favorite made it very clear to the New York Red Bulls that, “the only team I wanted to play for was Philadelphia.”
When the floor was opened up to the press, one of the questions that was on a lot of peoples mind was where exactly Le Toux would play on the field. As a player for the Union in 2010 and 2011, he played in his natural position as a forward, but during his time with Vancouver and New York, Le Toux was used mainly on the wing. When asked where he fit into this new look Union team, manager John Hackworth said, “We’re gonna use him as a forward. It’s the position he’s been most successful at.”
It seems as if Christmas has indeed come early for Union fans, who get to see one of the most beloved players in the Union’s brief history return to the team. Seba himself was doing Christmas shopping when he got the phone call that the trade had gone through. With a little more insight into the role he’ll be playing up front, fans can start getting excited for the 2013 season a little sooner than they thought. Stay tuned to the PSL soccer desk for more news on all of the Union’s offseason news.