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Union's Le Toux claims top star
by Ridge Mahoney, April 11th, 2010 1:44AM
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[MLS]Narrowing down the three most outstanding performances on a full Saturday night schedule of eight games was made somewhat easier with a pair of hat tricks, by Philadelphia's Sebastien Le Toux and New England's Zack Schilawski (only the third ever scored by a rookie) and two more sharp finishes by Galaxy striker Edson Buddle, who has already equaled his goal total from last year.

Saturday's Three Stars:

1. Sebastian Le Toux (Philadelphia).

The Frenchman and the rest of the Union didn’t do much while losing their inaugural MLS match, 2-0, two weeks ago, but he hit a hat trick to reward a home crowd of nearly 35,000 in a rousing 3-2 Philly flummoxing of D.C. United at Lincoln Financial Field. Le Toux headed home a Roger Torrescross just 190 seconds in the match, and ran onto a great Alejandro Moreno crossfield ball to drill a low shot for a 2-0 Union halftime lead. After D.C. rallied to tie, he fired a free kick through the United defensive wall for the winner.

2. Zack Schilawski (New England).

The rookie out of Wake Forest needed just 12 minutes to destroy Toronto FC, which had come out for the second half at Gillette Stadium leading, 1-0. A minute after the restart, Schilawski darted to the back post to polish off a feed from Sainey Nyassi to tie the match. Then he plucked the ball off a dawdling Nick Garcia and fired it low pastStefan Freifor a 2-1 Revs lead. He added his third goal in the 58th minute by meeting a near-post centering ball from Kheli Dubewith a clinical first-timer.

3. Edson Buddle (Los Angeles).

After scoring a career-high 15 goals two seasons ago, Buddle tallied just five goals in 19 games last year while battling injuries. He matched that output in his third game of 2010 by netting both goals in a 2-0 win at Houston. He fooled keeper Pat Onstad with a shot from near the goal line that snuck between Onstad’s foot and the near post, and struck again in the final minute of the first half by getting his head to aSean Franklin cross to redirect the ball into the net.



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  1. I w Nowozeniuk
    commented on: April 13, 2010 at 10:20 a.m.
    LeToux can thank the porous DCU defense for his miraculous hat-trick. This guy can run all day, but has no sense of direction or football sense. Watching him with the Sounders last year was quite unbearable.

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