MLS: Le Toux De Force as Philadelphia Union Win Home Opener

The founding members of the Sons of Ben had been waiting for this day for three years. Formed before Philadelphia had even been awarded a MLS franchise, the support group was finally getting to take part in the team's home debut.

They have Sebastien Le Toux to thank for ensuring that the day followed its scripted fairly tale ending.

Le Toux scored a hat trick and led the Union to a 3-2 victory over DC United, in what the MLS hopes will become a heated regional rivalry.

The Union's debut season began with a rocky start with a thorough thrashing from the Seattle Sounders two weeks ago, but their first return home was all they needed to right the ship.

In front of a boisterous crowd of almost 35,000 soccer-mad Philadelphians, Le Toux turned in a memorable performance that is sure to endear him to the previously professional soccer deprived city.

The party had begun long before Le Toux headed home his first goal, only five mi...

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