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Philadelphia’s Sébastien Le Toux Voted MLS Player of the Month for September


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Philadelphia’s Sébastien Le Toux Voted MLS Player of the Month for September
NEW YORK (Tuesday, October 4, 2011) – Today Philadelphia Union forward Sébastien Le Toux was named the MLS Player of the Month for September by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR). Le Toux scored seven goals, and started all six games for the Union in the month of September, as the team moved into second place in the Eastern Conference, with three regular season games remaining.
Le Toux registered two multi-goal games in September, including a 3-2 win over D.C. United, and a dramatic 4-4 draw with the New England Revolution. Against New England on September 7, Le Toux scored in the 80th minute and second-half stoppage time to tie the game, which the Union had previously trailed by three goals.
The French forward got on the score sheet in all but one of the Union’s six games in September, and has played in every minute of every MLS game for the Union this season. Le Toux leads his club in both goals scored (10) and assists (8) in 2011.
Le Toux’s success this season is built off a strong 2010 campaign in which he scored 14 goals and contributed 11 assists. In his two seasons in Philadelphia, Le Toux has missed only two games, making 57 starts and logging 5,310 minutes in that time.
This is the first time Le Toux has been named MLS Player of the Month since entering the league in 2009 with Seattle Sounders FC. He received 14 of the 20 available first place votes, while D.C. United midfielder Dwayne De Rosario received the remaining six votes.
The MLS Player of the Month is selected after each calendar month of the regular season by a panel of journalists from NASR. The group consists of members of print, television, radio and online media. More information can be found at