TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Signing
Ruiz, 19, joins as a Discovery Signing after player at San Luis in Chile's first division, making 10 league appearances and one in the domestic cup last year. Prior to that, he was a member of noted Argentine club San Lorenzo, playing in the youth ranks but not making any senior team appearances before moving to Chile.
"We've been watching him for quite a while and it's all about timing. It's the right time to bring him in. It's going to take a little while to transition -- it's a big change in his life and culture – but we're really excited," RSL GM Craig Waibel said in a statement. "He's a really talented central player and we're challenging the depth of the central part of our team this year."
Ruiz was born in Argentina and played for the Argentina U-17 national team, including at the 2015 U-17 World Cup, but is now poised to play for Chile at senior level.