LE TOUX & MORENO ENJOYING EARLY CHEMISTRY

In only four games – the first four games in Philadelphia Union history – Sebastien Le Toux and Alejandro Moreno have developed quite a one-two punch.

This dynamic duo has hooked up for a number of scoring chances, converting two against D.C. and another this past Saturday against New York.
 
 

“I think we work well together,” Le Toux said. “We know where to look for each other. I can’t say exactly why, but we work very well together.”

Le Toux is third in Major League Soccer with four goals, only three behind the L.A. Galaxy’s Edson Buddle and one behind Toronto’s Dwayne De Rosario. The Galaxy’s Landon Donovan leads the league with four assists while Moreno and Chicago’s Patrick Nyarko are tied for second with three assists each.

“Our team has done a good job of pushing the ball when we have the chance, and Alejandro has give me some very good passes in the clear,” said Le Toux, who leads MLS with 11 shots on goal. “I have been able to score because of the passes my teammates are making.”

Moreno said that the hard work being put in at practice is making all the difference once the games start.

The whole club works on the same plays. It just so happens that Le Toux and Moreno have been fortunate enough to hook up for three goals this season.

“I’ve had some people text me and say that it looks like we have playing together for a while,” Moreno said. “I’m just out there playing and so is Sebastien. We have found each other in the games, and I hope it continues. We have good chemistry together.”

Hopefully, that chemistry will continue in Tuesday’s Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup match against New York at Red Bull Arena.

It will be a rematch of Saturday’s 2-1 loss to Red Bull New York.

“I think we’re anxious to get right back on the field,” Moreno said. “I am excited about this match on Tuesday. I know all the guys in here are ready to play now.”

Le Toux sure is.

“I want to play as soon as possible,” he said. “I know the talent in this room. I know we can do it. We have played four games and could have three wins. I want to help us win Tuesday.”