Just when you thought he was out, they pull him back in. Carlos Ruiz made headlines recently when the Guatemalan Football Federation announced that he wouldn't be able to come to the United States for their country's World Cup qualifier in Columbus because he hadn't paid his rent.
Apparently some money orders were found or some leniency was shown, because it turns out that Ruiz has now been cleared to travel and will participate in tomorrow's big qualifier.
#OFICIAL | Carlos ruiz y Hamilton Lopez viajarán y se unirán a la Selección de Guatemala.— FEDEFUT GUATE (@fedefut_oficial) March 28, 2016
#OFICIAL| Carlos ruiz and Hamilton Lopez will travel and will join the selection of Guatemala. - via Google Translate
This is great news for the visitors as Ruiz is undoubtedly the best and most decorated player in their country's history. His goal against the U.S. on Friday is a prime example of how much of a thorn he can be in any team's side. The 36-year-old is now available and will probably start just as he did back in Guatemala. It should make for an interesting night with him on the field.