Le Toux signing a big one for the Vancouver WhitecapsJanuary 31, 2012 at 7:32 pm | Posted in Vancouver Whitecaps, Whitecaps Season 2012 | 7 Comments
Today the Vancouver Whitecaps signed a top quality Major League Soccer player, Sebatian Le Toux. If I had my doubts about some of the signings we have made in the off season and the overall quality of our new aquisitions, there is no doubt about Seba Le Toux: he is dynamite; a player of undisputed high quality.
Le Toux has proven over three MLS seasons to be a top goal scorer and provider. His strike rate for the Philadelphia Union over the last two years has been very good, with 14 goals in 2010 and 11 in 2011. He had 20 assists over those two years. The other strikers in our squad have just been handed a cold message: Le Toux is a starter, and everyone else in the striker’s pecking order just got demoted. In particular, Camillo and Hassli must wonder which of the two of them will be the starting strike partner?
Or, could it be the case that Camilo and Hassli start up front and Le Toux plays on the outside of midfield to put crosses in? Or perhaps Camilo, with his tremendous ability to beat people, will play on the wing, providing the two big Frenchmen with his crosses. Whatever the case, the addition of Le Toux to the squad has given coach Martin Rennie plenty of offensive options to try.
I rate this signing up there with the signing of Eric Hassli in terms of quality and excitement. Lets hope the two of them get along, because if they do we will have some spectacular moments next year with our own French Connection.
With Le Toux’s signing, our squad is nearly complete. All we lack is a high quality playmaking midfielder to compete with Chiumiento.