In the same week that Thierry Henry joined the league, another Frenchman was grabbing the accolades for his play of the field.
Another spectacular week by Philadelphia Union fan favorite Sebastien Le Toux earned the forward his second MLS Player of the Week award this season as voted by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR).
Le Toux featured prominently in two Union home victories last week. His 23rd-minute strike was the decisive goal in the Union’s first ever-win in an international match as Philadelphia defeated Celtic 1-0 last Wednesday night at PPL Park.
On Saturday afternoon it was a corner kick by Le Toux which led to Philadelphia’s first goal in the 61st minute against Toronto FC. He then converted a dramatic penalty kick in the fourth minute of stoppage time to give the Union a last-gasp 2-1 win and lift them just eight points adrift of the eighth and final playoff berth.
The Player of the Week award was the second honor of the day received by Le Toux, who has seven goals on the season. He was also named by MLS All-Stars head coach Bruce Arena to play in the All-Star Game on July 28 in Houston.
2010 MLS Player of the Week Winners
Week 1: Javier Morales (Real Salt Lake)
Week 2: Kenny Mansally (New England Revolution)
Week 3: Sebastien Le Toux (Philadelphia Union)
Week 4: Edson Buddle (LA Galaxy)
Week 5: Dwayne De Rosario (Toronto FC)
Week 6: Edson Buddle (LA Galaxy)
Week 7: Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy)
Week 8: Alvaro Saborio (Real Salt Lake)
Week 9: Emilio Renteria (Columbus Crew)
Week 10: Dwayne De Rosario (Toronto FC)
Week 11: Brek Shea (FC Dallas)
Week 12: Chris Pontius (D.C. United)
Week 13: Juan Pablo Angel (New York Red Bulls)
Week 14: Alvaro Saborio (Real Salt Lake)
Week 15: Justin Braun (Chivas USA)
Week 16: Sebastien Le Toux (Philadelphia Union)