(All translations by @MarksXJ – Jon Marks – also writes for Philly Union Talk.)
In what is becoming a weekly event, Philadelphia Union striker Carlos Ruiz has been linked to a Mexican club. Club Tiburones Rojos de Veracruz, linked to Ruiz twice in the past couple of weeks, have reportedly paid the Guatemalan forward’s buyout clause (also referred to as a minimum release fee) in his Union contract.
The article was published on July 9, the same day that Ruiz did not travel to play the San Jose Earthqukes because he was being rested by Union head coach Piotr Nowak.
An off-the-pitch situation is driving Ruiz's drive to move away from the Union, according to D Poder A Poder (a Veracruz news outlet):
Ruiz himself has offered to pay the money required to activate the fee, in order to expedite the transfer to Veracruz.
MLS is the only hold up in the transfer, per the article, as the league believes that Ruiz is a top Latin/Hispanic attraction and will not want to let the 31-year-old leave Philly.
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