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Carlos Ruiz

Carlos Ruiz
20
Forward
  • 5' 9"
  • 180 lbs.
  • 09-15-1979
  • Guatemala City, Guatemala

MLS EXPERIENCE

2011: Ruiz signed with the Philadelphia Union on 2/22/11. The Guatemalan International made 14 appearances, starting 13, for the Union. With six goals, Ruiz was the second leading scorer for Philadelphia. The forward scored the game-winning goal in the Union’s first-ever home opener against Vancouver Whitecaps FC on 3/26. Ruiz also notched a “Goal of the Week” for his game-winning screamer against the Chicago Fire on 5/21.

2008: Ruiz played for both Toronto FC and the Los Angeles Galaxy in 2008. Ruiz was traded to LA from FC Dallas for an undisclosed cash allocation and the Galaxy’s natural second round Superdraft pick. With the Galaxy, Ruiz made 10 appearances, starting three games. The forward scored only one goal for LA and was subsequently traded to Toronto FC on 8/19. Ruiz featured in five games for Toronto, starting three of those games. He was released by Toronto after the club signed current D.C. United teammate Dwayne De Rosario.

2007: Netting seven goals and adding two assists, Ruiz started 19 games for FC Dallas and appeared in 22 matches. Ruiz scored the lone goal for Dallas against the Houston Dynamo in the 4-1 loss in the second leg of the first round of the playoffs. The Dynamo won on 4-2 aggregate. Ruiz was traded back to the Los Angeles Galaxy for the 2008 season.

2006: Ruiz started 25 games for FC Dallas, appearing in 27 matches on the year. Ruiz tallied 15 goals, with two coming in the playoffs; he was the leading scorer for Dallas in 2006.

2005: Ruiz appeared in 19 games for Dallas (18 starts) and logged over 1,500 minutes. He netted 11 goals on the season, and added two in the playoffs. In his first season with Dallas, Ruiz was the club’s leading scorer.

2004: Scoring 11 goals on the season, Ruiz played 20 games and started 18. The Guatemalan international also added two assists in over 1,500 minutes of play.

2003: Ruiz featured in 26 Galaxy games, starting all but one of those games in the regular season. With 15 goals in the regular season and two in the playoffs, Ruiz was a joint league-leader in goals on the year. The Guatemalan was also selected as an MLS All-Star and was named the MLS All-Star Game’s MVP.

2002: In his first year in MLS, Ruiz played and started 32 games for the LA Galaxy. Ruiz’s 24 goals was a League-best that year and is the 5th-best single-season mark in MLS history. Logging over 2,000 minutes, the Guatemalan forward helped the Galaxy to its first MLS Cup. Ruiz was named the MLS Cup MVP as well as the MLS MVP.

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2011-12: Ruiz transferred from the Philadelphia Union to Mexican side Veracruz, where he made 22 total appearances and tallied 10 goals.

2010: On 7/12, Ruiz joined Greek side Aris FC, and became the first Guatemalan to appear in a UEFA compeition match when Aris FC faced Austrian Wien on 8/18. The forward secured the victory for Aris FC, putting away the game’s only goal. Ruiz scored again in the second round, seeing Aris FC move ahead on aggregate.

2009: Ruiz signed with Paraguyan side Olimpia Asunción on 1/31. The Guatemalan International scored a hat trick for the club against Rubio Nu and finished with 10 goals on the year. Ruiz then signed with Mexican club Puebla FC later that year on 6/30 and tallied nine goals for the side, which was led by current Chivas USA Head Coach Jose Luis Sanchez Sola.

1995-2002: Before joining the Los Angeles Galaxy in 2002, Ruiz mainly featured for perennial Guatemalan power Municipal. From 2000-01, Ruiz left Municipal briefly to do a short stint with Greek side Giannina. In his seven years with Municipal, Ruiz made 143 appearances and scored 69 goals.

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

Ruiz made his first appearance for Guatemala in 1998 in a friendly against Mexico and scored his first international goal at the 1999 UNCAF Nations Cup against El Salvador. The Guatemalan would represent his country in 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.,/p>

Ruiz is Guatemala’s all-time leading goal scorer as of 6/14/08, when he broke Juan Carlos Plata’s previous record. A former captain – retiring from international play after 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying – Ruiz made 104 appearances and tallied 55 goals. Five of those goals came in four matches of the most recent cycle of World Cup qualifying, including the go-ahead goal in a 3-1 loss to the United States on Oct. 16, 2012.

HONORS

MLS MVP: 2002

MLS Cup: 2002

MLS Cup MVP: 2002

MLS All-Star Game MVP: 2003

League-Leader in Goals: 2002, 2003 (tie)

9th (tied) All-Time Leading Scorer in League History (3rd among active players)

All-time Leader in MLS Playoff goals (16)

ACQUIRED

Selected via MLS allocation process on February 20, 2013.

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Year Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
2013 D.C. United 13 5 0 528 0 20 9 3 5 0 0
2011 Philadelphia Union 14 13 6 1144 0 35 14 15 16 2 0
2008 Toronto FC 5 3 0 285 0 1 0 1 2 0 0
2008 Los Angeles Galaxy 10 3 1 386 0 9 6 7 9 0 0
2007 FC Dallas 22 19 7 1721 2 59 25 46 23 9 1
2006 FC Dallas 27 25 13 2113 5 54 29 54 32 6 0
2005 FC Dallas 19 18 11 1549 2 63 30 38 36 2 0
2004 Los Angeles Galaxy 20 18 11 1586 2 63 36 46 25 5 0
2003 Los Angeles Galaxy 26 25 15 2330 5 84 51 76 46 7 1
2002 Los Angeles Galaxy 26 26 24 2376 1 100 56 71 38 9 0
Career Totals 182 155 88 14018 17 488 256 357 231 40 2

2013 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season D.C. United 13 5 0 528 0 20 9 3 5 0 0

2011 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Philadelphia Union 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Philadelphia Union 14 13 6 1144 0 35 14 15 16 2 0

2008 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Toronto FC 5 3 0 285 0 1 0 1 2 0 0
MLS Regular Season Los Angeles Galaxy 10 3 1 386 0 9 6 7 9 0 0

2007 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs FC Dallas 2 2 1 185 0 2 2 6 3 1 0
MLS Regular Season FC Dallas 22 19 7 1721 2 59 25 46 23 9 1

2006 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs FC Dallas 2 2 2 210 0 4 2 3 4 1 0
MLS Regular Season FC Dallas 27 25 13 2113 5 54 29 54 32 6 0

2005 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs FC Dallas 2 1 2 144 0 11 3 5 6 0 0
MLS Regular Season FC Dallas 19 18 11 1549 2 63 30 38 36 2 0

2004 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Los Angeles Galaxy 3 3 1 270 0 8 4 12 4 1 0
MLS Regular Season Los Angeles Galaxy 20 18 11 1586 2 63 36 46 25 5 0

2003 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Los Angeles Galaxy 2 2 2 186 0 6 3 7 3 0 0
MLS Regular Season Los Angeles Galaxy 26 25 15 2330 5 84 51 76 46 7 1

2002 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Los Angeles Galaxy 6 6 8 567 2 34 19 13 13 2 0
MLS Regular Season Los Angeles Galaxy 26 26 24 2376 1 100 56 71 38 9 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves

Regular Season Game Log

Date Match Result Appearance MINS G A SHT SOG FC FS Y R
10/27/2013 HOU @ DC L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/18/2013 DC @ KC L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/12/2013 PHI @ DC T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/4/2013 CHI @ DC L 3-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/28/2013 DC @ TOR L 1-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/21/2013 DC @ NE L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/14/2013 LA @ DC T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/8/2013 DC @ CHV L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/31/2013 DC @ NY L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/24/2013 TOR @ DC T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/17/2013 DC @ MTL L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/10/2013 DC @ PHI L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/3/2013 MTL @ DC W 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/27/2013 NE @ DC L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/20/2013 DC @ CHI L 1-4 Started 90 0 0 4 1 0 1 0 0
7/7/2013 DC @ COL T 0-0 Started 83 0 0 3 2 1 1 0 0
7/3/2013 DC @ SEA L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/29/2013 VAN @ DC L 1-0 Subbed On 19 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
6/22/2013 SJ @ DC W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/15/2013 TOR @ DC L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/8/2013 DC @ NE T 0-0 Started 75 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
6/2/2013 DC @ CHI L 0-2 Started 90 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0
5/25/2013 POR @ DC L 2-0 Started 71 0 0 3 1 1 2 0 0
5/19/2013 KC @ DC T 1-1 Subbed On 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/11/2013 DC @ DAL L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/8/2013 HOU @ DC L 4-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/27/2013 DC @ CLB L 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/21/2013 PHI @ DC L 3-2 Subbed On 20 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
4/13/2013 NY @ DC L 2-0 Subbed On 26 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
4/5/2013 DC @ KC L 0-1 Subbed On 18 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
3/23/2013 CLB @ DC L 2-1 Subbed On 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/16/2013 DC @ NY T 0-0 Subbed On 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/9/2013 RSL @ DC W 0-1 Subbed On 7 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
3/2/2013 DC @ HOU L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/20/2011 PHI @ NY L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/15/2011 TOR @ PHI T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/8/2011 PHI @ SEA W 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/2/2011 PHI @ CHV T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/29/2011 DC @ PHI W 2-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/23/2011 PHI @ KC T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/17/2011 CLB @ PHI W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/10/2011 POR @ PHI T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/7/2011 NE @ PHI T 4-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/3/2011 PHI @ RSL L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/20/2011 PHI @ CLB L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/13/2011 DAL @ PHI T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/6/2011 HOU @ PHI T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/3/2011 PHI @ CHI T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/29/2011 COL @ PHI L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/17/2011 PHI @ NE W 3-0 Started 73 1 0 2 1 1 2 0 0
7/9/2011 PHI @ SJ T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/2/2011 PHI @ DC T 2-2 Started 90 1 0 5 3 1 1 0 0
6/25/2011 CHV @ PHI W 2-3 Started 90 1 0 3 1 1 0 0 0
6/22/2011 KC @ PHI T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 7 2 0 1 0 0
6/18/2011 PHI @ VAN L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/11/2011 RSL @ PHI T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/4/2011 PHI @ COL T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/28/2011 PHI @ TOR W 6-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/21/2011 CHI @ PHI W 1-2 Started 81 1 0 4 2 1 0 0 0
5/14/2011 PHI @ DAL L 0-2 Subbed On 45 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
5/11/2011 LA @ PHI T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
5/6/2011 PHI @ POR L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 4 1 0 2 0 0
4/30/2011 SJ @ PHI W 0-1 Started 83 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 0
4/16/2011 SEA @ PHI T 1-1 Started 80 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0
4/9/2011 NY @ PHI W 0-1 Started 67 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
4/2/2011 PHI @ LA L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 4 3 1 0
3/26/2011 VAN @ PHI W 0-1 Started 90 1 0 4 2 1 1 0 0
3/19/2011 PHI @ HOU W 1-0 Started 85 0 0 0 0 2 3 1 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves