Colorado Rapids acquire Sebastien Le Toux, trade Luis Solignac to Chicago

Philadelphia Union duo Sebastien Le Toux, CJ Sapong celebrate

One of the most recognizable Philadelphia Union players is on the move again in Major League Soccer.

Sebastien Le Toux, who has played in two separate stints for the Philadelphia Union, was traded to the Colorado Rapids in exchange for General Allocation Money, the teams announced on Wednesday.

To make room for Le Toux, the Rapids also traded Argentine forward Luis Solignac to the Chicago Fire in exchange for general allocation money. Solignac had spent 18 months with the Rapids, scoring three goals and racking up four assists in 33 appearances.

Le Toux, 32, played for Philadelphia from 2010-11 and again from 2013 to this season, leads the Union all-time in games played, goals and assists, among other records. In 2012, he divided his time between the New York Red Bulls and Vancouver Whitecaps, and started his MLS career in 2009 with the Seattle Sounders, before going to Philadelphia ahead of that club's inaugural season.

“Sébastien’s track record in MLS speaks for itself,” said Paul Bravo, technical director and vice president of soccer operations for Colorado, said in a Rapids statement. “He is a proven goalscorer and creator. We look forward to welcoming him to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.” 

“Sebastien has been a wonderful servant to the Philadelphia Union and we cannot thank him enough for his exemplary time and commitment,” Union sporting director Earnie Stewart said in a Philadelphia statement. “We want to wish him the best of luck in Colorado and in his future endeavors.”