Young-player standouts from the Audi 2021 MLS Cup Playoffs
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HOW ACQUIRED: Transferred from San Luis on Feb. 2, 2018. Loaned to FC Pinzgau Saafelden for six months on July 12, 2019. Signed contract extension through 2025 season on Nov. 1, 2020
The 22-year-old was originally signed from San Luis on Feb. 2, 2018 and spent the 2019 season on loan with FC Pinzgau Saafelden and Real Monarchs in the USL Championship. He enjoyed a breakout 2020, starting 15 of 18 matches.
INTERNATIONAL: Ruiz was born in Argentina and featured for the Argentina U-17 national team for the U-17 South American Championship and the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2015, but is now set to represent Chile at the senior international level.
OUTSIDE MLS: Ruiz started in three of his six appearances for the Monarchs in 2019, finishing the season with an 86 percent pass success rate in 286 minutes played. He played the majority of the 2019 season on loan with the Monarchs and in Austria’s third division with FC Pinzgau Saalfelden. He started his professional career with San Lorenzo in Argentina, but made the move to San Luis in Chile before making a first team appearance.
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