News: Trade and Acquisition Rumors - Links and Highlights

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  1. ventur514

    ventur514 Member

    Feb 23, 2008
    Maryland
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  2. allegrabene

    allegrabene New Member

    Jul 11, 2009
    Alexandria, Va
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Trade and Accquisition Rumors - Links and Highlights

    only so much rep i can send you my friend
     
  3. jimbchr

    jimbchr Member

    Mar 3, 2008
    kcmo
    Re: Trade and Accquisition Rumors - Links and Highlights

    For the love of god do not sign ruiz. not only is he the biggest flopper ever, he is also a dirty player. He'll stomp your ankle away from the play then flop to the ground as if hit by a sniper any time there is the remote possibility of contact. Basically the dudes a bitch. If he's signed that will make Nowak the worlds biggest hypocrite after the Ljunberg stuff. Contact the FO, the ticket reps, a local bartender...I dunno, anyone, keep this piece of **** out of the league. I don't follow your team, but I do like Nowak and his hardass approach to the game, that's what this league needs, not some diving primadonna bitch. There are MANY better options out there for goalscorers. Ricardo Clark got it right when he kicked the bastard, too bad he didn't f*** him up worse
     
  4. PhilaDefendersFC

    May 23, 2008
    Philadelphia
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Trade and Accquisition Rumors - Links and Highlights

    The key thing you said was you dont follow our team, so of course you wouldnt want us to sign Ruiz.

    Well, continue to be angry, because I do believe he is on his way.
     
  5. jimbchr

    jimbchr Member

    Mar 3, 2008
    kcmo
    Re: Trade and Accquisition Rumors - Links and Highlights

    You completely missed my point. I harbor no ill will towards your team, we haven't even played each other yet, I respect Nowak and like the youth on the team. Jack Mac will one day be a stud. With that said, Ruiz epitomizes all that is wrong with the modern game. He dives worse that any player you will ever see. He takes cheap shots attempting to injure any chance he gets. He will make Nowak the biggest hypocrite in the world. If you can't recognize that he brings more bad than good then you either haven't seen enough of him or you're dumb. Every time Ruiz steps on the pitch an angel loses it's wings... do you want to be a party to that? People the world over call this the beautiful game-Carlos Ruiz does everything in his power to change that
     
  6. SideshowBob

    SideshowBob Member

    Jan 12, 2007
    Northern VA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Trade and Accquisition Rumors - Links and Highlights

    I actually think we are going to sign Emilio instead and the Ruiz rumors are just a way to put pressure on DCU to trade his rights for much less than they are currently asking. I also think that DCU doesn't want to trade the rights for Emilio to Union until after Saturday's game anyway.
     
  7. Dills

    Dills Moderator
    Staff Member

    Philadelphia Union
    United States
    Jun 6, 2006
    Southampton|PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Trade and Accquisition Rumors - Links and Highlights

    Bwahahahaha, an article on MLSsoccer.com called Ruiz a "legend". That's rich.
     
  8. OldRetiredCoach

    Feb 22, 2003
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Trade and Accquisition Rumors - Links and Highlights

    I don't know how we can complain about the diving by the Seattle players... and then sign the all time diving champ, Ruiz.
     
  9. Zman Gunner

    Zman Gunner BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 7, 2003
    Middletown, DE
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Trade and Accquisition Rumors - Links and Highlights

    I agree that Emilio is the more likely acquisition and the Ruiz claim is a way to drive down the price. DCU was ripped for what it gave to the Union (allocation $, Fred, #1 pick which ended up being McInerney) to get Perkins and DCU's slow start probably increases its desire to stick it to the Union on any Emilio deal (Emilio was at Saturday's DCU-NE game with Fred). Despite the bad vibes from that trade, an Emilio trade (he still has a house in DC) still seems to be the better bet. Ruiz is playing on a regular basis for Puebla (2 goals in last 3 games - he has scored at a decent clip since leaving MLS - 8 goals in 27 games for Puebla, 10 goals in 18 games for Olimpia of Paraguay) and is clearly one of the most despised players who have ever played in MLS for his flopping and dirty tactics - neither of which would be Nowak-like.

    While DCU will want a trade similar to the Perkins deal, I would think that Emilio may eventually cost a 2nd round pick and a smaller allocation amount ($100K) or just a larger allocation amount ($200K) with no draft pick. Kevin Hartman was another unwanted vet - Dallas gave up a 2nd round pick to get him - that is an average market price for a MLS veteran in trade. Despite no exactly ripping up the Brazilian 2nd Division in his brief stint there (1 goal in 11 games, IIRC), Emilio is still a double digit goal scorer in MLS (no PKs inflating that total) so some allocation $ would likely need to be added for a premium. Ruiz would probably be a loan deal if he came to Philly (similar to Orozco's deal).
     
  10. SmashtheVan

    SmashtheVan Member+

    Jan 13, 2009
    South Jersey
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Trade and Accquisition Rumors - Links and Highlights

    History of diving or not, do you really think Coach would even let him think about trying to get away with that?
     
  11. SmashtheVan

    SmashtheVan Member+

    Jan 13, 2009
    South Jersey
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Trade and Accquisition Rumors - Links and Highlights

    Arrieta official as per team email a few minutes ago
     
  12. BallinBear

    BallinBear Member

    May 31, 2009
    Re: Trade and Accquisition Rumors - Links and Highlights

    How long have you been following MLS? If you've been following it for at least 8 years, you'd know that he is a legend. Educate yourself on his goal to minutes played ratio and what he's done in the playoffs.

    Oh, and he scored this goal today. I wonder if anyone on the Philadelphia Union could do this:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdaprUhdW9g"]YouTube- Indios de Juarez vs. Puebla 2-1 Torneo Bicentenario 2010 Jornada 14 HQ Resumen Completo[/ame]
     
  13. djramone

    djramone Member+

    Jan 14, 2006
    Pennsylvania
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  14. BallinBear

    BallinBear Member

    May 31, 2009
  15. Eddie26

    Eddie26 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 23, 2004
    Pittsadelphia
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Trade and Accquisition Rumors - Links and Highlights

    So that doesn't make it more impressive? You said "I wonder if anyone on the Philadelphia Union could do this." The answer was yes.

    Ruiz is not a "legend". A good player in the league, sure. A legend? Never.

    Fact is I could pull clips of Arrieta and others scoring great (and similar) goals but I don't have the time or patience as no matter what you'll never be satisfied. You clearly love El Pescadito.
     
  16. CyphaPSU

    CyphaPSU Member+

    Mar 16, 2003
    Not Far
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Trade and Accquisition Rumors - Links and Highlights

    He is legendary



















    ...for flopping. "Little fish" flopping :]
     
  17. OleGunnar20

    OleGunnar20 Member+

    Dec 7, 2009
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Re: Trade and Accquisition Rumors - Links and Highlights

    maybe you can sign him, pair him with Seba and have the strike duo of Le Trois and Le Petit Poisson?
     
  18. Dills

    Dills Moderator
    Staff Member

    Philadelphia Union
    United States
    Jun 6, 2006
    Southampton|PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Trade and Accquisition Rumors - Links and Highlights

    Nowak is a legend.

    Ruiz is a putz.
     
  19. DelawareUnion36

    DelawareUnion36 New Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    Screaming @ the Ref
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Trade and Accquisition Rumors - Links and Highlights

    Do we really need another forward? I thought Moreno and Le Toux looked good together. McInerney had that pretty cool back heal late on--looks like he has a lot of potential.

    If anyone needs Emilio or Ruiz it would be United--they had nothing in the attacking third. Other than Cristman getting a yellow card for spiking the ball:D.
     
  20. VAComet85

    VAComet85 Member

    Dec 23, 2007
    Tampa Bay, FL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Trade and Accquisition Rumors - Links and Highlights

     
  21. Dills

    Dills Moderator
    Staff Member

    Philadelphia Union
    United States
    Jun 6, 2006
    Southampton|PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Trade and Accquisition Rumors - Links and Highlights

    But in his defense, he wasn't used as a striker last season.
     
  22. VAComet85

    VAComet85 Member

    Dec 23, 2007
    Tampa Bay, FL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Trade and Accquisition Rumors - Links and Highlights

    Oh absolutely, I didn't mean to slight our hero lol, I was just making the point that he's not known for Rooney-like goal totals just yet. :)
     
  23. BallinBear

    BallinBear Member

    May 31, 2009
    Re: Trade and Accquisition Rumors - Links and Highlights

    Of course it doesn't make it more impressive. Are you being serious? The dude posts a youtube of a kid balling on some other 16 year olds, the majority won't even smell the bench at a D1 college much less a professional league. Yet that highlight reel is just as impressive as scoring the best goal in the clausura in FMF...uh yeah. Nice koolaid you guys pass around here.
     
  24. djramone

    djramone Member+

    Jan 14, 2006
    Pennsylvania
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Trade and Accquisition Rumors - Links and Highlights

    Not really sure how the age of opponents affects ones ability to hit a looping ball from far away into a net, but then again never thought of myself as a "dude" either...
     
  25. Eddie26

    Eddie26 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 23, 2004
    Pittsadelphia
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Trade and Accquisition Rumors - Links and Highlights

    Sorry to offend you Mrs. Ruiz.
     

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