Sébastien Le Toux: How a Soccer Nomad Found His Home in Philly (Part 1 of 4)

As the Philadelphia Union prepare for their first-ever playoff game against Houston Dynamo on Sunday, much of the team’s hopes are pinned on the phenomenal form of its French No.  9, Sébastien Le Toux.

Le Toux has contributed 11 goals and nine assists to the Union’s historic push into the postseason, with 10 of those goals coming in the last 12 games. The 27-year-old has played every minute of every Union league game this season.  

Already a legend among the Philadelphia faithful, this quiet, hard-working player was named MLS Player of the Month for September. Depending on the Union’s showing in the playoffs, he will surely be a hot contender for the league’s MVP award.

But in the midst of the build-up and the talk of individual awards, Le Toux’s feet stay firmly on the ground.

“It’s a team sport, not just me,” Le Toux told “My teammates have do...

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