FC Dallas on Tuesday traded Carlos Ruiz back to the L.A. Galaxy for a second-round draft pick in 2009 and an undisclosed amount of allocation money. Ruiz, who won MLS Cup titles with the Galaxy in
2002 and 2005, led FCD in scoring last season with seven goals during the MLS regular season. As a member of the Galaxy, Ruiz scored 31 regular-season goals in 68 games. His total haul in MLS is 81
in 140 games, eighth on the all-time list.
"By completing this trade, we clear up considerable cap space and acquire additional resources to be able to continue improving our roster,"
FC Dallas coach Steve Morrow said. As for the Galaxy, Ruud Gullit and co. receive a talented veteran forward who's fully capable of latching on to David Beckham's crosses. One wonders how the Galaxy
have enough cap room for three DPs -- Beckham, Landon Donovan and Ruiz, who all command very high salaries.
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