Reports: Le Toux Traded To Union In Deal For Allocation Money, Player

Drew Hallowell

Empire of Soccer, a New York Red Bulls news and analysis site, and Soccer By Ives both have reported that Sebastien Le Toux was re-acquired by the Philadelphia Union in a trade with the New York Red Bulls.

The hardest working Philadelphia athlete outside of Chase Utley has returned to the city, according to two reports.

Empire of Soccer, a New York Red Bulls news and analysis site, stated through its Twitter account that sources had informed it that Sebastien Le Toux was traded to the Philadelphia Union.

Sources: Le Toux will be traded to Philly by wks end/early next wk. #rbny will receive a player in return, not a big name. Poss $$ #doop

Shortly after Empire of Soccer's tweet, Soccer By Ives, a fellow soccer news site that Empire's Dave Martinez also writes for, published a report on the trade.

"The New York Red Bulls have traded LeToux to the Philadelphia Union," Ives Galarcep said, on SBI, "for allocation money and the rights to a player to be named later, sources with knowledge of the trade confirmed to SBI on Thursday."

"The player to be named later has yet to be informed of the trade, but sources tell SBI the player is not a high-profile player for the Union."

Le Toux's rights were retained by the Red Bulls today prior to the veteran striker's chance to enter into tomorrow's Re-Entry Draft, as New York offered him a Bona Fide deal, per an SBI report.

The Union originally aquired Le toux through the Expansion Draft, then traded the Frenchman to the Vancouver Whitecaps this past offseason after two years of double digit goal scoring. Philadelphia received allocation money in the deal with Vancouver.

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