Player Profile: Carlos Ruiz

Posted on 22 February 2011 by Breton Bonnette

Full Name: Carlos Humberto Ruíz Gutiérrez

Position: Forward

Number: #20

Born: September 15, 1979

Birthplace: Guatemala City, Guatemala

Height : 5’9″

Weight: 182

Previous Teams: FC Dallas, Los Angeles, Aris FC (Greece), Puebla (Mexico), Olimpia Asuncion FC (Paraguay)

Status: Has Green Card.

Salary: N/A

How acquired (Union): Signed on February 22, 2011 on a free transfer after being released by Aris FC.

International Career: Has 41 goals in 86 caps with the Guatemalan national team.


2011 with Philadelphia:

2009-2010 with Olimpia, Puebla, Aris FC: 20 goals in 66 appearances

2008 with Toronto FC: 5 appearances

2008 with Los Angeles: 1 goal in 10 appearances

2005-2007 with FC Dallas: 31 goals, 9 assists in 68 appearances

2002-2004 with Los Angeles: 50 goals, 8 assists in 72 appearances

Did you know?

Upon entry in Major League Soccer in 2002 with the Los Angeles Galaxy, Ruiz scored 24 goals, won the league’s MVP award, and led the Galaxy to a MLS Championship.

Holds Major League Soccer’s record for most goals scored in the postseason with 16.

After the acquisition of Carlos Ruiz before the 2005 season, FC Dallas went on to only lose two out of their first 17 games. It was also the year of the name change – the Dallas Burn became FC Dallas.

Ruiz is the leading scorer for the Guatemalan national team.

Played most recently for Aris FC in Greece – former temporary home of MLS players Juan Carlos Toja, Freddy Adu, and Eddie Johnson.

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