Emilio, Ruiz Set For MLS Comeback?

Emilio, Ruiz Set For MLS Comeback?

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On April 8, 2010
  • 3 Comments
  • Carlos Ruiz, Luciano Emilio, Trades

Carlos Ruiz could be the spark the Union need in Philadelphia. (Getty Images)

Just when we thought both Luciano Emilio and Carlos Ruiz were done with Major League Soccer, one club is hoping to get one or even both of them back before next week’s MLS transfer window deadline.

The Philadelphia Union have been working long and hard to sign former D.C. United striker Emilio but issues with a trade from D.C. have come up. Apparently United is playing hardball in a way of getting back at Philadelphia for doing the same back in January when the clubs made a deal to get Troy Perkins back in D.C.

But now according to SBI, Philadelphia has their eyes set on Ruiz. Getting Ruiz will be a tad bit easier than getting Emilio’s player rights from D.C. Right now no MLS club has player rights to Ruiz and oddly enough Philadelphia has a discovery claim on him.

Ruiz is currently playing for Mexican First Division club Puebla along side another former MLS alum Herculez Gomez.

Think about it for a moment, either the Union having Emilio and Ruiz together or one of them alongside Alejandro Moreno. The Emilio-Ruiz combo seems like a possibly deadly one that could take the expansion side up the standings. We know the club struggled offensively in their MLS debut two weeks ago, adding one or both of these guys would be a major upgrade even if you don’t like them.

The possible Ruiz-Moreno combo could also be comical to watch. Both are notorious divers.

Both may not be the same players they once were but I’d be willing to bet at least one of them would do well in Philadelphia under Peter Nowak. Its only a matter of time to see exactly what happens here.

What do you make of either of these guys coming back to MLS to play for Philadelphia?

  • OrionPax

    Well Union needs help up top for sure. I would really like to see both Emilio and Ruiz make the team. Emilio and Moreno to start up top and then gradually work Ruiz in.

    There are worse ways Union can go.

  • ruizfan

    it is funny that MLS fans still have the same opinion about Ruiz. For some reason, in the MLS Ruiz was famous for diving, fighting and not training. In the last year and half, after the Toronto experience, he went to Paraguay (Olimpia) and was the top scorer. He was humble and people respected him for that. In Puebla, he has been playing well, and in the last game he scored a great goal. I think she should not return to MLS.

  • ruizfan

    it is funny that MLS fans still have the same opinion about Ruiz. For some reason, in the MLS Ruiz was famous for diving, fighting and not training. In the last year and half, after the Toronto experience, he went to Paraguay (Olimpia) and was the top scorer. He was humble and people respected him for that. In Puebla, he has been playing well, and in the last game he scored a great goal. I think she should not return to MLS.