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Philadelphia Union trade Le Toux to Vancouver Whitecaps

Sebastien Le Toux has been surprisingly traded by Philadelphia Union to Vancouver Whitecaps.

The 28-year old French attacker had scored over 20 goals in about 60 MLS appearances for the Union since his move from Seattle Sounders but the club decided to move him on to Vancouver for allocation money - a deal he only heard about when Union assistant John Hackworth phoned him on Tuesday morning.

The trade has come out of left field according to Le Toux who spoke with Vancouver's TEAM 1410 after the deal was complete.

"A lot of people were talking and asking me questions, and I had no clue," said Le Toux, a winter target for Bolton Wanderers.

"I just found out this morning when I was on my way to practice - assistant coach John Hackworth called me and told me I was traded to Vancouver."

And Le Toux later added on a conference call that he is now looking to give his all to the Whitecaps despite being slightly disappointed at the move.

"It's always hard to leave a team, especially as I was committed 100 percent when I was in Philadelphia," he said.

"I'm just going to be 100 percent with the Vancouver Whitecaps now. I'm lucky to be able to play in places where the fans are great.

"I feel both ways. Of course I was 100 percent focused on the Philadelphia Union, because that's who I am - I don't play 90 percent."

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Andrew Slevison
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