Carlos Ruiz traded back to LA
FC Dallas has made it official, Ruiz is no long a member of the team. In return for the trade, FCD got 'an undisclosed amount of Allocation money and LA's natural second round pick in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft.'
This is a return home as LA was his first MLS club.
Interesting little fact, LA now has the biggest designated player as well as Landon Donovan and Carlos Ruiz, who are two of the three players the league grandfathered in this past November as not needing DP allocations. The third is Eddie Johnson who looks to soon be on his way overseas meaning the Galaxy and the Galaxy alone benefit from this MLS rule change.
As far as play is concerned, if Beckham is healthy and Ruiz actually decides to care, those two should hook up a lot this year.