As crazy and hard to believe as it may be, there are lots of signs pointing to Sebastien Le Toux being traded from the Philadelphia Union to the Vancouver Whitecaps. The strongest indication comes from this Tweet from a Vancouver-area reporter:
If this development has your head spinning, you're not alone. It was just about a week ago that Le Toux seemed to be heading to Bolton on a transfer. When news started to come out that he was heading back to the United States, most Union fans assumed it would be to play for their team. The Union, though, appear to have decided to move in another direction after stockpiling several young forwards during the offseason.
That he's apparently going to Vancouver is nearly as big of a surprise. The Whitecaps' biggest needs seem to be in the midfield and on defense. Le Toux has been at his best while playing forward. If reports of Martin Rennie planning to install a 4-3-3 are accurate, though, the move does make a little more sense. Le Toux could play one of the wide forward positions with Camilo Sanvezzo on the other side and Eric Hassli at the top. It would be a dangerous attack, to be sure, even if a lot of the team's resources are tied up in the attacking core.