There's a long history of rivalry between Carlos Ruiz and Kyle Beckerman, and it didn't exactly slow down in tonight's U.S. match against Guatemala, which the U.S. lead 3-0 at the time of writing.
That rivalry continued today, with Ruiz fouling Beckerman twice in the few minutes after coming on, then getting into a bit of a light tiff later in the first half.
The best part? Kyle Beckerman makes it perfectly clear that he doesn't have much time for Ruiz's antics. Just watch, and enjoy the Ruiz nonsense — and how Beckerman doesn't escalate the stupidity.
Ruiz gives Beckerman an elbow to the nuts, then covers his face in pain. # pic.twitter.com/o2Ic565jBd— amadí tídíane thiam (@amadoit2) March 30, 2016
And then the finger-pointing. Love this. pic.twitter.com/29WdKbAEMS— amadí tídíane thiam (@amadoit2) March 30, 2016
With an MLS career that spanned various years from 2002 to 2013, most recently with D.C. United, Ruiz has certainly come up against Beckerman on a few occasions — particularly in the early part of the RSL captain's career.
After a 2-0 loss in Guatemala City, the U.S. led 3-0 at the time of writing to rescue their 2018 FIFA World Cup hopes.