(Full translations by the Brotherly Game editor Joey Samuel, with consultations from @RockstarLugo10 , @MarksXJ, Tom Marshall of FMF State of Mind and Eric Kessler.)
Carlos Ruiz is in Mexico City in an attempt to move to Mexican club Veracruz, according to a report by El Gofo.
While the Sharks begin its preseason in the city of Guadalajara starting this Thursday, the back and forth search for a third foreign signing continues in Mexico City, where the Guatemalan Carlos Ruiz trains with an eye to soon joining the Red Sharks.
The Guatemalan became a target of Veracruz when the team's bid to bring in Colombian Carlos Bacca began to fall apart. Now word is that that deal will not happen, leaving Ruiz as Veracruz's top transfer target for the 2011-2011 season.
Ruiz training in Mexico City points to an end of his time with the Philadelphia Union, whether or not a transfer to Veracruz is to happen. The Guatemalan international would miss the Union's Saturday game against rival DC United in his attempt to move back to Mexico, where he was popular with fans at Puebla FC - which is Veracruz's most hated rival.
After the jump, the rest of the translation of the El Golfo article from the Brotherly Game staff and friends.
Since it appears that the signing of the Colombian Carlos Bacca has fallen through, now the name of Guatemalan Carlos "El Pescadito" Ruiz has appeared as a possible reinforcement for the Red Sharks of Veracruz, who have their eyes on the start of the Apertura 2011 of the Mexican Liga de Ascenso (Second Division).
Sources from Argentina assert that the Colombian Carlos Bacca has strong offers from the Argentine league, specifically from Newell's Old Boys who at this time are trying to figure out if they can afford the Colombian.
Given this situation, Veracruz must look for other options, among which is reportedly the Guatemalan Carlos Ruiz, who despite having many years of professional football under his belt still is an important player with his national team and with the club teams he has played for.
As for Veracruz, they will have one workout session this Friday morning at a private facility in Guadalajara and will work out again Saturday morning before leaving for the city of Colima, where on Sunday they will play in friendly with Loros de Colima of the Liga Premier de Ascenso (Mexican Third Division).