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Wait. What? Red Bulls Trade For Le Toux

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So Dane Richards is headed westward to the Vancouver Whitecaps along with some transfer money in exchange for former Philadelphia Union striker and current Whitecap Sebastien Le Toux.

Le Toux, apparently, will be available this weekend against the Seattle Sounders, another one of his former teams.

Le Toux scored 26 goals in 65 games in two years with the Union and 4 goals in 18 games with the Whitecaps this year.

It's a bittersweet end for Richards, who leaves the Red Bulls less than a week after becoming the second longest tenured Red Bull games-wise, behind only Mike Petke in appearances for the team.

You have to wonder, too, what this means for Luke Rodgers, whose visa is still trapped somewhere in red tape hell. The Red Bulls did say they would start looking for a replacement if they couldn't get Rodgers, and this looks to be it. Unless they think Le Toux can play the midfield, too.

I'm still kind of reeling from this one. I like Le Toux quite a bit, but Richards was one of the few pace merchants this team had. Plus, he's been a Red Bull for a long, long time.

Thoughts?