Friday, April 22, 2011

Philadelphia - Carlos Ruiz meets Carlos Ruiz

2005 Upperdeck Carlos Ruiz LA Galaxy jersey card
Carlos Ruiz signed with the Philadelphia Union, Feb 2011, transferring from the Greek Superliga club Aris FC. Ruiz returns to the MLS having started his career in 2002 with the LA Galaxy (2002-2005, 2008). Ruiz also played for FC Dallas (2005-2008) and Toronto FC (2008) of the MLS...

Outside of the MLS Ruiz has played for CSD Municipal (Guatemalan Liga Nacional de Futbol 1995-2002), PAS Giannina FC (Super League Greece 2000-2001) Club Olimpia (Paraguayan Primera Division - 2009), Puebla FC (Mexican Primera Division - 2009-2010)...

Ruiz is a member of the Guatemalan National Team since 1998...

Moving to the Philadelphia Union Ruiz had the opportunity to meet Carlos Ruiz who plays for the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team. In the tradition of soccer both Carlos' exchanged jerseys.

As early as 1931 soccer players were exchanging jersey after memorable games as a memento of their participation. The exchange also seen as a show of respect and sportsmanship for the opposing players.

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