Carlos Ruiz wins Sierra Mist Goal of the Decade

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DALLAS - FC Dallas forward Carlos Ruiz was today awarded the Sierra Mist Goal of the Decade for his bicycle kick against D.C. United on May 29, 2005. The strike was one of five finalists from an original list of 30, which fans were able to vote on over the past week. After seven days of voting, Ruiz was declared the winner with 36.1% of the vote. The Guatemalan International also came in second place with a goal from the 2003 season when he was with the Los Angeles Galaxy that garnered 24.4% of the vote. All totaled, Ruiz had three of the 30 Goal of the Decade finalists, and those three strikes accounted for nearly 42% of the more than 150,000 total votes cast in the month-long online competition.

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  • Ruiz and the rest of his FC Dallas teammates are currently training in Europe and will return to Dallas next week. After resuming training in Frisco, the Hoops will take on Club Atlas of the Mexican Primera Division in a preseason match at Pizza Hut Park on Wednesday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for this special match start at just $10 beginning today and are available through FC Dallas and TicketMaster. Current FC Dallas season ticket holders can use their ticket marked Bonus Game A for this game while fans wishing to purchase tickets can call 888-FCD-GOAL or visit for more information.