a sign that we have a great team. We lost not only Eddie but, Richard Mulrooney and or [Greg] Vanney, too. The guys that have come in have done an excellent job and kept our level of play the same."
There was good news on the injury front as David Wagenfuhr came on as a late substitute. He suffered a minor knee sprain in the injury-riddled match in San Jose on May 14.
Ruiz won Player of the Week and Goal of the Week honors for his performance. The MLS Player of the Week is voted upon by the members of the Professional Soccer Reporters Association; the Sierra Mist Goal of the Week is selected in balloting on the league's official website, MLSnet.com.
Ruiz underwent an MRI examination on his right ankle on Wednesday. The Guatemalan international suffered the injury late in the United match, and although X-rays were negative, he continued to feel pain in the ankle. Ruiz is not expected to miss significant time.