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Transaction Tales: Which MLS Teams Made the Right Moves Ahead of the 2013 Regular Season?

By Robert Jonas




ORLANDO, FL - FEBRUARY 23: Forward Sebastien Le Toux #11 of the Philadelphia Union warms up for play against DC United February 23, 2013 in the final round of the Disney Pro Soccer Classic in Orlando, Florida
ORLANDO, FL - FEBRUARY 23: Forward Sebastien Le Toux #11 of the Philadelphia Union warms up for play against DC United February 23, 2013 in the final round of the Disney Pro Soccer Classic in Orlando, Florida

Whereas the decision in Dallas to bring in two big forward in Cooper and Hassli will certainly pay dividends in the Lone Star state, Philadelphia’s roll of the dice on former fan favorite Sebastien Le Toux and long-time Rapid Conor Casey does not look as promising on paper. Already struggling under the weight of Freddy Adu’s DP contract, the Union had to find parts on the open market to fill out their line-up. Casey has had a great career, but he is not the player he was when winning the MLS championship just a few years ago. Le Toux will be a great locker-room guy for Philadelphia, but he’ll need to be much more consistent on the field in order to save the Union from another disappointing season. Both will need to be successful in 2013, and that seems a pretty tall order.