An old friend will begin a new part of his post-playing career with the Philadelphia Union this weekend. Sebastian Le Toux will make his broadcast debut as part of PHL17’s coverage of the upcoming match against FC Cincinnati.
Per the club’s official website:
Philadelphia Union announced today that former striker Sebastien Le Toux will make his broadcast debut at 7:30pm on March 30 during the Philadelphia Union pregame, halftime, and postgame shows on PHL17.
Le Toux, the Union’s all-time goals and assists leader, will appear as a studio analyst, breaking down the Union’s match against FC Cincinnati. The Frenchman brings a wealth of on-field experience from his time in his home country, with Philadelphia Union, and with other Major League Soccer clubs.
Oooooh Le Toux, Le Toux!— Philadelphia Union (@PhilaUnion) March 27, 2019
Check out @SebastienLeToux on @PHL17 for our game broadcast as he makes his broadcast debut! He will appear on select broadcasts through the season.
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In addition to his time with the Union, Le Toux appeared for the Seattle Sounders at both the USL and MLS level, the Vancouver Whitecaps, New York Red Bulls, Colorado Rapids and D.C. United before retiring after the 2017 season.
Le Toux was added to the Philadelphia Union’s Ring of Honor in a ceremony last summer, and the club had this to say about why he is such a special player in the history of the club:
From the very first moments that Philadelphia Union soccer existed, Sebastien Le Toux was its on-field face. The Frenchman scored a hat trick in the club’s first home match, he notched the first ever goal in the club’s stadium, he has the first playoff goal in club history, and the most goals and assists of any individual ever to don the Union crest.
Le Toux’s career as a player may be complete, but his contributions to the Union club and its fans will forever remain a fundamental part of Union lore. To honor the striker and club legend, the Union made his name a permanent addition to their stadium.
Now, and for the rest of the club’s existence, Sebastien Le Toux’s name will be visible to Union fans when they arrive for a match, a reminder of soccer’s power to create unbreakable bonds between player, club and fans.
If Le Toux is even half as good of a broadcaster is he was as a player, then he’ll no doubt have a long career ahead of him in the booth.