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Ruelas makes Santos debut
by Paul Kennedy, March 7th, 2011 10:57PM
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TAGS:  americans abroad, mexico


[AMERICANS ABROAD] Two months after he returned from Scotland, where he trained with Celtic, U.S. under-20 national team forward Adrian Ruelas became the 11th American to play in Mexico's Primera Division this season when he came on late in Santos' 3-2 loss to Club America.

Ruelas, 19, had scored six goals in four games for Santos' U-20 team since returning from Scotland.

He was born in Fontana, Calif., and played in Chivas USA's academy program before leaving for Santos in 2006.

He played for Mexico's U-18 national team but joined the U.S. under-20 team for the Milk Cup, where he scored three goals.

Americans in Primera Division (2010-11)
Isaac Acuna, Club America/Queretaro
Daniel Antunez, Estudiantes Tecos (2011 only)
Jonathan Bornstein, Tigres (2011 only)
Edgar Castillo, San Luis/Puebla
Herculez Gomez, Pachuca
Sonny Guadarrama, Atlante
Sammy Ochoa, Estudiantes Tecos
Miguel Angel Ponce, Guadalajara
Adrian Ruelas, Santos (2011 only)
Jose Francisco Torres, Pachuca
*Marco Antonio Vidal, Pachuca (2010 only)
*Now playing for Club Leon in the Second Division.

Note: Francisco Lopez has yet to play for Jaguares this season.

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