Thursday, May 17, 2007

FCD - Ruiz finds the bench, Guevara not coming to town

FC Dallas coach Steve Morrow might not start captain Carlos Ruiz for a second straight match even though he is neither injured nor being punished.

Ruiz did not start FCD's weekend match against Kansas City because he missed two practices earlier in the week but if he starts on the bench again tonight against Chicago, one has to wonder if the rumors of a Ruiz trade might soon be true.

One trade that will not happen is midfielder Amado Guevara moving from Chivas USA to Texas as the two teams failed to reach an agreement.

"If you have to give too much to try to make things happen, then it doesn't become worth it," Morrow said.

With Guevara doing nothing for Chivas except collecting a paycheck, I've got to wonder why they were not willing to make something work.

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Blogger Allen said...

Can Chivas essentially fire Guevara at some point? Or are they stuck with his salary unless they either trade him, sell him, or come to an agreement to terminate the contract?

And surely now this is looking like one of the worst trades ever in the history of the league. I don't want to be over the top but to me even a healthy, happy, in form Guevara at age 32 (or is he only 31?) was not worth 5 years of a DP slot. Maybe 2 or 3. But now that it's looking like the guy's a complete misfit, I think it's gone from a bad (at best questionable) trade to a pretty big stinker.

1:04 PM  
Blogger Mike H said...

I'm going to guess that they could not just fire him, but they could probably buy out his contract. Seeing as this would cost them a bit, I'm guessing that they are willing to hang on to him to see if they can find someone willing to take a risk.

That in mind, I guess FCD's offer must have been very weak for Chivas to walk away.

As far as a horrible trade, oh wow does it ever seem to be. I might be remembering incorrectly, but wasn't this the last big move by Bob Bradley before he went to the national team? If so, what a bad note to end on.

4:47 PM  

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