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Rumor: SBI reporting Union looking at El Pescadito, Carlos Ruiz

Posted on 08 April 2010 by Breton Bonnette

No, the Union isn’t looking at Chooch Ruiz the Phillies catcher.

Instead, they’re looking at El Pescadito, one of the most prolific goalscorers in Major League Soccer history. Only two years removed from his second stint in Major League Soccer, apparently the Union – according to Ives Galarcep of Soccer by Ives – are trying to sign him before the April 15th transfer deadline.

At only 30, Ruiz has got a lot still to offer and could thrive up top with a guy like Alejandro Moreno. There’d be a little too much “flopping” for my sake but Ruiz and Moreno would definitely be an interesting pairing. The Union have filed a discovery claim and look set to pursue this as a more feasible option than giving into United’s demands for Luciano Emilio.

The Guatemalan is currently playing in Mexico with FMF side Puebla and has recaptured his form somewhat. He is strong on the ball, has a nose for goal (you can’t complain about over 80 goals in MLS play), and can incite a riot within any opposition’s defense. He has won the Golden Boot twice and is a four time All-Star. Who knows if he can get anywhere close to that if he returns to Major League Soccer but one thing will be for sure, Philadelphia WILL be the most hated team to play against in all of MLS. 

The verdict is out on this one. What do you think about the possibility of having Ruiz up top? Who would you rather have – Emilio or Ruiz?

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