RUMOR: We’ve heard this one before, Ruiz to the Union?

Posted on 11 February 2011 by Breton Bonnette

Carlos “El Pescadito” Ruiz, fresh off a relatively unsuccessful stint in Europe with the former home of Freddy Adu and Eddie Johnson (Aris FC in Greece), could be on his way to Philadelphia. The real question is…do Philly fans really want him? A notorious diver, Ruiz is also one of the best strikers this league has ever seen.

According to, the 31-year old Guatemalan forward looks to be in Philadelphia signing a contract. Another interesting fact exists, however, in the fact that the Chicago Fire has recently announced an international player signing to be completed in the next couple days. Only formalities are left to be handled. 

El Pescadito is known for his scoring track record in Major League Soccer from 2002-2008 – amassing 90 regular season goals in a little over 150 appearances. His time in Major League Soccer ended on a sour note, spending little time with Toronto FC and a second stint with the club that built his reputation, the Galaxy. He hopped on over to Olimpia, oldest club in Paraguay, scoring 10 goals before taking his talents to FMF with Puebla. Greece was next all while it was clear he was looking for a way back into Major League Soccer.

This rumor of Ruiz to the Union keeps coming back so what at point does it become a reality? We should know relatively shortly.


3 Comments For This Post

  1. Amortuyo777 Says:

    Olimpia, not the hondurenean one; the one from Uruguay.

  2. Amortuyo777 Says:

    before printing news, please put facts not guess. he never played in Honduras. Uruguay and his giant Olimpia team.

  3. bbonnette Says:

    Before correcting us, do your research too. “Honduras” was a force of habit with CD Olimpia being a club MLS teams see a lot in CONCACAF Champions League play. Not an excuse, regardless. The Olimpia you’re referring to is actually from Paraguay (not Uruguay as you previously stated).

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