Ruiz Still On Trading Block

Ruiz Still On Trading Block

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On August 14, 2008
  • 6 Comments
  • Allocation, Carlos Ruiz, Eddie Lewis, Summer Transfers, Trades, Trading Block

Surprise, surprise…the LA Galaxy are still shopping Guatemalan striker Carlos Ruiz. The main reason why The Fish is back on the trading block (was he really ever off?) is due to LA’s desire to claim Eddie Lewis through the allocation system. They would need to free up some space and dump Ruiz as we all know would easily do so.

Right now according to Ives Galarcep, Toronto FC seems like the most likely destination for Ruiz. They have loads of allocation (which LA is desperate for right now) and have a large need for a quality striker.

Don’t be too shocked to see a deal go down in the coming days. I know I sound like a broken record on that one but LA wants to get Lewis sign as soon as possible here and moving Ruiz is really the only way possible to do so.

Its a good deal overall for the Galaxy too. I do like the addition of Lewis to their roster if they can work it all out because having a stronger midfield would certainly ease the pressure on their sloppy defense. Lewis would help provide that ease of pressure.

Plus getting rid of Ruiz as we all know will probably do wonders for this club. I think John Carver could get a lot out of Ruiz in Toronto. I know it isn’t a sexy destination for him but he has to believe that he could make a large impact on that club. Plus, like I’ve said before, having Ruiz and Amado Guevara on the same roster would give people another reason to hate Toronto. That kind of hatred would fuel some heavy passion around the league and folks that is a good thing to have this time of year.

What do you all make of Ruiz possibly going to Toronto here? Good or bad?

  • Alistair

    The sooner the better. What LA really needs is talented YOUTH. You can't get guys that "used to be great" a few years ago. Even Becks is getting tired (can you blame him?). That's what the Yankees did and look at them (Johnny Damon, Clemens, et al). And by youth, I don't necessarily mean rookies (Cronin, Allen). I mean solid, young players with spring in their step. When I watch the Galaxy play, they look TIRED. How many times did we hear the excuse "It was too hot" after a loss. Oh, that kills me. Have to say, my theory goes for the coach as well. Bruce Arena? Has been. Had his day. It's over. I thought he was responsible for the 06 World Cup failure. Also, was not impressed by his coaching of the Red Bulls.

  • Valentino

    Definitely would be a good move for both sides. Lewis and Ruiz are proven players. The Galaxy should trade Ruiz for a defender…Toronto has plenty.

  • Valentino

    Oh, and that guy Allen for the Galaxy is awful! Where did they find him?

  • Alistair

    The sooner the better. What LA really needs is talented YOUTH. You can’t get guys that “used to be great” a few years ago. Even Becks is getting tired (can you blame him?). That’s what the Yankees did and look at them (Johnny Damon, Clemens, et al). And by youth, I don’t necessarily mean rookies (Cronin, Allen). I mean solid, young players with spring in their step. When I watch the Galaxy play, they look TIRED. How many times did we hear the excuse “It was too hot” after a loss. Oh, that kills me. Have to say, my theory goes for the coach as well. Bruce Arena? Has been. Had his day. It’s over. I thought he was responsible for the 06 World Cup failure. Also, was not impressed by his coaching of the Red Bulls.

  • Valentino

    Definitely would be a good move for both sides. Lewis and Ruiz are proven players. The Galaxy should trade Ruiz for a defender…Toronto has plenty.

  • Valentino

    Oh, and that guy Allen for the Galaxy is awful! Where did they find him?