After a day of rumours on the internet, the acquisition of Sebastien Le Toux by the Whitecaps was confirmed by the player himself on his twitter account. Soon the Caps confirmed the transaction as they sent allocation money to the Philadelphia Union for the two time MLS all-star. Le Toux adds another piece to the Whitecaps attack and another striker to a large group already on the roster.
Early in the transfer window it looked as though Le Toux was heading overseas to Bolton of the EPL for a potential one million dollar transfer fee but the Frenchman returned after only a few days in training. It was clear that the Philadelphia Union were looking to cash in on Le Toux who was in the final year of his contract.