TFC's newest man already kicking

FRANK ZICARELLI -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 11:09 AM ET

Carlos Ruiz, Toronto FC's newly acquired forward, is expected to arrive in Toronto tomorrow. TFC head coach John Carver isn't sure if Carver will suit up Saturday against the New England Revolution.

Ruiz played for Guatemala in a World Cup qualifier against the U.S. in Guatemala City on Wednesday.

The game, a 1-0 U.S. win, was chippy, including an incident in which Ruiz kicked the head of U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard.

"Carlos kicked me straight in my head," Howard said. "With Carlos you expect that. He is dirty. I wish I could say it otherwise, but he's played MLS for five years and I've seen him."

TFC completed its deal with the L.A. Galaxy for Ruiz by announcing yesterday that it is sending to L.A. a first-round pick and a second-round pick in next year's supplemental draft and salary budget considerations.


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