Toronto Entering The Ruiz Sweepstakes?

Toronto Entering The Ruiz Sweepstakes?

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On August 8, 2008
  • 8 Comments
  • 2009 MLS SuperDraft, Allocation, Carlos Ruiz, Trades

Carlos Ruiz (Getty Images)

This is another one of those deals that we’ve been waiting for a while now to come to a conclusion. Will the LA Galaxy trade striker Carlos Ruiz or won’t they? It’s been a strange few weeks really but today I’ve got more word that they are still shopping him and a new party has entered the game, Toronto FC.

Apparently the two sides have been in talks for a couple days now about working out a deal for the striker. I said earlier in the week when we got word that Ruiz finally got his green card that I wouldn’t be shocked to see Toronto enter the sweepstakes for him before long.

Many thought Toronto would be involved a deal with LA and Chicago over the Brian McBride saga. Some thought it would be a mega three-way deal sending Ruiz to Toronto – while McBride ended up in Chicago – and Wilman Conde went to LA. That deal as we all know never happened and from what I heard was never even on the table to begin with.

So what exactly would Toronto give up if they are in serious talks for Ruiz? Probably a draft pick and money. I honestly see no other player being involved in this deal.

To think, Toronto could have to of the most hated players in all of MLS on their roster, Amado Guevara dna Ruiz. I just wonder if the Toronto fans could get behind Ruiz at this point in the year. If he starts scoring then you can bet your house on it that they would but if he is the same flopping fish that we are  use to seeing right now then it would be a waste of a deal in my mind.

What do you all think of this news? Should Toronto make a serious push for Ruiz? If so, what should they give up in return?

  • Chris

    Ruiz and Barrett…. we might have a hope in hell now! (kidding)

  • Chris

    Ruiz and Barrett…. we might have a hope in hell now! (kidding)

  • fred flinstone

    He's better than what we have now.

  • fred flinstone

    He’s better than what we have now.

  • footballfantatic

    Ruiz for Conde! That would just be swell.

  • footballfantatic

    Ruiz for Conde! That would just be swell.

  • Pompa

    Ruiz and Dichio would make a deadly combo. Barrett as a #3 isn't bad at all.

  • Pompa

    Ruiz and Dichio would make a deadly combo. Barrett as a #3 isn’t bad at all.