- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On July 18, 2008
- 2 Comments
- Carlos Ruiz, Trades
That sound you hear is those Red Bull fans yelling at team management to not make this possible move. But according to Ives Galarcep on his Soccer By Ives blog, the New York Red Bulls are said to be looking into trading for LA Galaxy forward Carlos Ruiz.
The Red Bulls are considering acquiring Guatamalan forward Carlos Ruiz from the Los Angeles Galaxy, sources within MLS have told SBI. The former MLS MVP is on the trade market as the Galaxy look to shed salary, and the Red Bulls could make room for Ruiz on their salary cap if they and the Galaxy can agree on terms (which would likely include the Galaxy paying a portion of Ruiz’s salary).
We all know the Galaxy are getting desperate at dumping Ruiz’s heavy contract ($460,000). If New York is a partner in this deal then look out, they could actually be a legitimate threat out of the east if they land a hungry Ruiz. I think New York would be a location Ruiz could be happy with, but no word on if he really wants that move.
I’m curious to see what kind of discounted rate the Galaxy are looking to dump him at right now. I still felt they got Ruiz at a discount from Dallas back in the winter so you have to get a sense that he won’t go for all that much this time around considering he has no goals or assists to count for. Not to mention he will miss time with his country for World Cup qualifiers later this fall.
Ruiz is a risky move as we all know. But if the Red Bulls (like a few other clubs) are this limited at striker then go for it. Do it for the remaining part of the season and then see where to go this winter with him.
I still see Chivas USA being the big player in this deal, as they need some depth at striker and Ruiz would be a prime candidate for that.
What do you all make of these new developments in the Carlos Ruiz saga?