Of Course Le Toux Scored in His Vancouver Debut

Of Course Le Toux Scored in His Vancouver Debut

In his time with Seattle, Sebastien Le Toux wasn't a star. Perhaps positionally misplaced at times, Seba wouldn't realize his full MLS potential until after being left unprotected in the expansion draft, when the Union brought him to Philadelphia. A tireless work rate quickly saw him emerge as a fan favorite, and when his two years with the team came to an end, he owned just about every club offensive record. 
So how would a change of scenery affect him the second time around? If his first match action with the Vancouver Whitecaps is any indication, ain't a damn thing changed. Watch as Seba opens his account for 2012:
Le Toux typical. 
Running his ass off, in perfect position to be on the long end of a field-stretching pass and headed volley, then pulls the goalie off his angle like a cat after a string. 
Sure, it was only Montreal, but we've seen that before and we'll see it again. Whether the Union have replaced Le Toux's scoring or not, he'll be missed. Nice to see him enjoying his new digs, and I'm even a little glad he took a shot not only at his former club and manager, but also his former teammates. Makes it easier to turn the page on him than had he gone out on the high road. 
March 31 should be interesting… 
Read more on Le Toux's fresh start in Vancouver at The Goalkeeper

St. Joe's to meet St. John's in 2017 Hall of Fame Holiday Showcase

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St. Joe's to meet St. John's in 2017 Hall of Fame Holiday Showcase

With the matchups for Saint Joseph's men's basketball's conference slate already set, the Hawks have now added an old northeast corridor rival to the nonconference portion of their schedule.

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced Monday afternoon that St. Joe's and St. John's will meet on Dec. 20 during of the seventh annual Hall of Fame Holiday Showcase at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Providence and Houston will play in the other contest of the two-game event.

“We are honored to be associated with the Basketball Hall of Fame, an organization that promotes all levels of the game," Saint Joseph’s head coach Phil Martelli said in a statement released Monday. "We're delighted for our players to have the opportunity to compete against the legendary St. John's program and are looking forward to an old-fashioned Philly vs. New York matchup.” 

The two schools have played just once in the past 37 years—when the sides met at Hagan Arena in 2013, the Red Storm pulled out a narrow victory to advance to the second round of the NIT. But December's matchup will be the 58th all-time meeting between the programs.

Saint Joseph's last played at the Mohegan Sun Arena back in the 2015 Hall of Fame Showcase, losing to Florida before knocking off Old Dominion in the consolation game. The Hawks return nearly their entire roster for the 2017-18 season, including all five starters, led by the backcourt duo of Shavar Newkirk and Lamarr Kimble.

Utley made a sick diving play during a very Chase weekend

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Utley made a sick diving play during a very Chase weekend

While things in the world of the Phillies are going about as poorly as anyone could have expected, Chase Utley reminded us over the weekend that he is still a bad man at the ripe old age of 38.

Check out this sick diving stop he made over the weekend during the Dodgers game against the Florida Marlins.

Just Chase being Chase.

Oh, and earlier in the weekend Utley is sprinting out of the dugout to get up in people's grills when Giancarlo Stanton even looks in his teammates' direction. Miss that guy. Always.

(Let's just ignore his numbers on the season (.205/.302/.289))