Carlos Ruiz

Philadelphia Union

The 2011 Philadelphia Union - where are they now?

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Whatever happened to the last Philadelphia Union team that made the playoffs?

The last time the Philadelphia Union made the playoffs was 2011, in what was the club's second season of existence. The Union were soundly bounced by a more experienced Houston Dynamo squad, and then the dark days of Peter Nowak and Nick Sakiewicz fell upon us.

Facing Portland, Kratz signing, Barnetta, more news

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Union begin 3-game road swing in Portland on Saturday. Union add midfield depth. More on Barnetta. More news.

Union-Seattle previews and other team news, BSFC host Richmond, Garber confirms expansion to 28 teams,more

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Can Union make it two in a row? Bethlehem looks for first home win on Sunday. Garber confirms MLS to expand to 28 teams. More news.

Union bits, Cruz signs with Minnesota, USWNT union fires back, more

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Union scrimmage with John Hackworth-coached US U-17s today. Danny Cruz signs with Minnesota United. USWNT players union fires back at US Soccer. CONCACAF presidential candidates. More.

Re-entry Draft list, KC GK Nielsen retires, USOC games during WC break, more news

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Lots of local connections and other names of interest on Re-Entry Draft list. Jimmy Nielsen announces his retirement. Looks like USOC games will take place during the World Cup break. More news.

Union bits, Seattle wins, MLS clubs clean house, more morning news

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Dave Zeitlin has five ways the Union can improve. Seattle tops Colorado in Western Conference knockout game. Clubs firing, hiring. Panama protests Mexico. More news.

In Pictures: Union 0-0 Red Bulls

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PSP photographer Paul Rudderow was on hand Saturday night as the Philadelphia Union took on the New York Red Bulls in an exciting but scoreless 0-0 tie.

“It’s as bad as it’s ever been”: Reaction after Montreal punishes Union D, Rogers debuts for LA, more news

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Hackworth says Union defensive effort "as bad as it's ever been." Robbie Rogers makes history in LA debut. More news.

Area teams in USOC 2nd round play, Ruiz wants out of DC, Wembley spoilsports, more

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US Open Cup second round play tonight as Reading hosts Harrisburg and Ocean City hosts Pittsburgh. Carlos Ruiz wants out of DC. more news.

Hack: Union need to stay focused, aren’t taking DC lightly. More news

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John Hackworth says Union will need to stay focused against DC and isn't taking their fierce rival lightly. Harrisburg-Union friendly announced. Real Madrid world's most valuable club. More news.

Keegan Rosenberry

Swiss report says Barnetta asks for time to consider contract extension, notes from Curtin’s presser, more

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Will Barnetta re-sign with the Union or rejoin his first club in Switzerland? Carroll available for game in Portland and other Union news. More.

Does the Union have Rosenberry’s rights? Lloyd FIFA Women’s Player of the Year finalist, Crew-Timbers MLS Cup final, more

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Union bits. Carli Lloyd a finalist for FIFA's World Player of the Year for Women. Columbus and Portland advance to MLS Cup final. More news.

Guatemala

Wednesday Freedom Kicks: El Pescadito says adios

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And, boy, did he put an exclamation point on that. (And an upside-down one in front of it, too.)

I'm usually the Friday guy. But blazindw has the day off. As we all know, you don't enter Wednesday Freedom Kicks with the Freedom Kicks compiler you want, but the one you have. And you've got me.

Some Soccer News for Mar 29, 2016

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It's Day 89 of 2016.


A note posted in the comments section here yesterday about the current state of the USMNT: " I watch with all the enthusiasm of entering a flaming porta-potty. -Marc"

dN

World Cup qualifying results:
-Tue Mar 29
USA v Guatemala - 6:00pm CT at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus OH on ESPN2.

Guatemala's Carlos Ruiz cleared to travel ahead of USMNT clash

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Despite some early doubt, Guatemala will have the team's top goalscorer to lead the way in Tuesday's World Cup qualifying clash with the U.S. Men's National Team.

Carlos Ruiz, who netted Guatemala's second goal in Friday's 2-0 win, has been cleared to travel to the U.

The Inexplicable: US Concedes to Guatemala 2-0

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If you've been following on Twitter, everything will sound identical for the past 3 years.

That said, here are 10 completely inexplicable things the US did last night that defy good coaching:

10) Edgar Castillo is an attack-minded leftback. DeAndre Yedlin has speed on the right. Geoff Cameron is your most trusted in possession at FB.

Carlos Ruiz eligible to play vs. USMNT after reduced suspension

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Guatemala's all-time leading goal-scorer was expected to miss his nation's two World Cup qualification matches against the U.S. Men's National Team in March, but he will now be eligible to play after his six-month suspension was cut short on Monday.

Carlos Ruiz was originally suspended by the disciplinary body of Guatemala's top league, Liga Nacional de Futbol de Guatemala, after he struck center official Ever Lopez during a league game in November.

Guatemala forward Carlos Ruiz might miss USMNT World Cup qualifiers

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The U.S. Men's National Team won't kick off more World Cup qualifying matches until March, and one opposing star for Guatemala might already be ruled out for those two meetings.

According to Goal.com, the disciplinary body of Guatemala's top league, Liga Nacional de Futbol de Guatemala, announced that Carlos Ruiz will be suspended six months.

USA vs. Guatemala Friendly: Start time, TV schedule and live stream

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The USMNT will limber up for the Gold Cup this evening against Guatemala.

Unlike bigger tournaments, this evening's game between the United States and Guatemala is the USMNT's only Gold Cup warm-up match. It's a good rehearsal for the Americans, as Guatemala is a bit stronger than Group A opponent Haiti while also providing broad stylistic similarity to Panama.

D.C. United

Friday Freedom Kicks: DC United, MLS, NWSL, & Sundry Soccer Links for 29 August 2014

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Things we expect or hope to see at RFK in September: Jeff Parke, Carlos Ruiz, Andy Najar, Ricky Raccoon, Drunk Dude taking selfie with scoreboard.

Oh hi!

I didn't see you there! You caught me in the middle of my Friday Freedom Kicks. Did you know you can make ice cream with your freedom kicks?

Cake or Death? Well, at least Marcelo Saragosa is still Kaka's best friend. Even if he's no longer on D.C. United

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With the 2013 season finally, mercifully behind us, it's time to run through the D.C. United roster and determine who should stay and eat cake and who should leave the team and find inevitable death. Today, we look at the departed best friend of Kaka, Marcelo Saragosa.

For the second straight day, we vote on the fate of a player whose fate has already been decided.

Cake or Death? Carlos Ruiz sleeps with the fishes

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With the 2013 season finally, mercifully behind us, it's time to run through the D.C. United roster and determine who should stay and eat cake and who should leave the team and find inevitable death. Today, we look at the short tenure of Carlos "el Pescadito" Ruiz.

More than anybody else on D.

United begins offseason housecleaning – Inside and Out

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The bloodletting has begun. Not even a week after D.C. United closed what arguably will be the worst single-season by an MLS team in it's 17-year history, the Black-and-Red have made moves on and off the field that have sent shockwaves through the United community. The on-field moves made by United yesterday included the declining [.

D.C. United declines options on Marcelo Saragosa, Carlos Ruiz, and Lionard Pajoy

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A day after making some changes in the front office, D.C. United has begun the process of changing their roster. Marcelo Saragosa, Carlos Ruiz, and Lionard Pajoy all had their options declined as the team looks towards next season, into which none of these players looked to figure.

UPDATE: #DCU declines options on Saragosa, Pajoy and Ruiz http://t.

D.C. United versus Toronto FC lineup: How young can this team go?

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D.C. Unitec plays Toronto FC this weekend in a game in which everyone knows that United will be playing backups and young players. However, there are still choices for Ben Olsen to make: whether or not he choses his veteran backups, like Carlos Ruiz, or whether he goes all in with the youth movement and gives the kids a chance.

Oguchi Onyewu is available; should D.C. United pursue him?

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Oguchi Onyewu parted ways with Sporting Lisbon today, making the 31 year old center back a free agent. In the past, Onyewu has expressed a preference to come to Major League Soccer at some point and that D.C. United would be his first choice team. If the team were able to sign him, Onyewu would instantly become the best defender on the team, even though he hasn't played very many games over the past few years.

Know Your Enemy: DC United #2

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This about sums it up. (photo: washingtonpost.com)

OTF's Stephen Mangatbrings you the (not so) shocking revelations about the Dirty Birds' futility...

There's a classic South Park episode in which PETA forces South Park Elementary to get rid of the cow as the schoolmascot.

DC United News: Who is Michael Seaton?

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Name: Michael Seaton
Current Team: D.C. United since January 16, 2013
Positions: Forward
Height: 6'00'' feet, 1,83 m
Age: 17 years old (01/05/1996)
Place of birth: Spanish Town, Jamaica
Nationality: USA


The recent signed youngster, who has spent this season on a loan with United Soccer League Pro side Richmond Kickers, made his debut in the friendly match of D.

2013 MLS Allocation Order: July 1

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The summer transfer window is upon us so it is time to keep this list updated. Toronto is currently topping the list as only one club has made a move via the Allocation process this season. Back in February D.C. United claimed Carlos Ruiz off allocation, they were originally at number 17 in the order before their pick.

Match Day #7 Game Thread: D.C. United vs. Philadelphia Union

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Game: D.C. United vs. Philadelphia Union

Where: RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.

When: 5:00 PM ET

Channel: ESPN2

Commentators: Adrian Healey and Taylor Twellman

Meet the Opposition: Black And Red United

A rather eventful day of soccer moves to the otherside of the pond as the Philadelphia Union and D.

Freedom Kicks: D.C. United links for April 19, 2013

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Happy Friday, everyone. Sorry there were no Freedom Kicks yesterday, the internet at my house is the worst. Today's edition of Freedom Kicks features a story with a headline about Carlos Ruiz receiving a 'top honor', so you can just start getting angry right now.

Stuck in rut, DC United's Ben Olsen sets simple goal: "Right now, our focus is winning" | Major League Soccer

Yes, because you are the coach of a professional soccer team.

Is Casey Townsend the Answer for DC United?

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It's no secret DC United is desperate for goals. Picked by many as a Supporters Shield and MLS Cup contender before the season, Ben Olsen's team is currently last in the Eastern Conference with four points from six games and only two goals scored.

Lionard Pajoy isn't getting it done.

Lionard Pajoy

Paid Their Dues: La Equidad Signs Lio Pajoy

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Some team in Colombia signed Lionard Pajoy for reasons that will forever remain unknown.

Lionard Pajoy has signed with La Equidad of Colombia. They begin their season on Friday. Freddy Adu and Carlos Ruiz are still without a team. Now, all three of these players are terrible, but at least Adu and Ruiz have done things in their careers.

D.C. United continues player personnel purge, cuts Dwayne De Rosario

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Steve Goff is reporting that Dwayne De Rosario, 2011 MLS MVP and a key part of the 2012 team that almost made the MLS Cup Final, will not be returning to the team in 2014. This news comes on the same day in which we found out that Marcelo Saragosa, Lionard Pajoy, and Carlos Ruiz will also not be returning to the team.

“It’s always a fight”: getting ready for DC, more news

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Union prepare to battle DC. On Jack's goal scoring prowess. USASA Region I US Open Cup final to be played in Horsham. More news.

The Rest

Carlos Ruiz signs with FC Dallas

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Just days after winning the U.S. Open Cup, FC Dallas has added a veteran forward with quite the MLS reputation.

FC Dallas announced on Thursday that the club has signed Guatemalan international Carlos Ruiz. The 37-year-old forward played three seasons for FC Dallas after joining the club in 2005, amassing 31 regular season goals in 68 appearances to go withfive goals in six playoff games.

USMNT dominate Trinidad and Tobago, advance to next stage of World Cup qualifying

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Christian Pulisic and Sacha Kljestan put on another show in a second consecutive blowout USMNT victory.

The US national team's progression to the Hex was never really in doubt going into their match against Trinidad and Tobago in Jacksonville, Fla. Guatemala would have to overcome a massive goal differential in order for it to happen.

Top 10 goals of the CONCACAF Champions League 2014-15 Group Stage

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Relax, Martin you're represented (concacaf.com)

Austin Fido offers his choice of the best goals from the CCL 2014-15 group stage...

The first sign of winter is here: CONCACAF Champions League has packed up until spring. To help you through the long, dark months without the nurturing warmth of CCL, here is a selection of the best goals from this year's group stage.

Paid Their Dues: Former Union Players Excelling in Costa Rica

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Porfirio and Myrie stay killin' it; Josue Martinez, Gabriel Farfan, and Carlos Ruiz all have new teams; La Equidad remembers that Lio Pajoy is not good.

Josue Martinez was recently cut by Saprissa due to "poor performance." Since rejoining the club after leaving MLS, Josue played 15 games, starting ten of them, and recorded four goals in that time.

International Exhibition – United vs Chivas: Youth on display as United draw 1-1 with Mexican legends

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In a season that has gone dreadfully wrong, perhaps a break from MLS is just what D.C. United needed. It seems however that even the Soccer Gods won't cut United any slack as a late goal from Angel Zaldivar in stoppage time earned Chivas de Guadalajara a 1-1 draw tonight at soggy RFK Stadium in Washington, D.