Tyler Ruthven

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Tyler Ruthven
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Ruthven playing for Arizona United SC, 2014
Personal information
Full name Tyler John Ruthven
Date of birth (1988-07-18) July 18, 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Alpharetta, Georgia, United States
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Miami FC
Number 12
Youth career
2006 San Francisco Dons
2007–2009 South Carolina Gamecocks
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008 Colorado Rapids U-23 15 (0)
2009 Chicago Fire Premier 10 (1)
2010 Harrisburg City Islanders 8 (1)
2011 Atlanta Silverbacks 27 (1)
2012 New York Red Bulls 5 (0)
2013 IK Brage 12 (0)
2013 KuPS 7 (0)
2014–2015 Arizona United SC 46 (1)
2016 Jacksonville Armada FC 32 (1)
2017– Miami FC 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of December 22, 2015.

Tyler Ruthven (born July 18, 1988) is an American soccer player who currently plays for Miami FC in the North American Soccer League.


College and amateur[edit]

Ruthven attended Roswell High School and Milton High School and played club soccer for the Concorde Fire Elite, before beginning his college soccer career at the University of San Francisco. He transferred to the University of South Carolina as a sophomore in 2007, where he received numerous awards and accolades, being named Conference USA Newcomer of the Year and to the All-Conference USA Third Team and the NSCAA All-South Third Team in 2007, and collecting First-Team All-Conference USA honors and being named to the NSCAA All-South Third Team as a senior.

During his college years Ruthven also played in the USL Premier Development League with Colorado Rapids U23's[1] and Chicago Fire Premier.[2]


Ruthven turned professional in 2010 when he signed with the Harrisburg City Islanders of the USL Second Division.[3] He made his professional debut on July 3, 2010 in a game against the Charlotte Eagles,[4] and scored his first professional goal on July 10 in a 3-2 victory over the Real Maryland Monarchs.[5]

Ruthven signed with Atlanta Silverbacks of the North American Soccer League on March 7, 2011.[6] Ruthven earned his first league honors on July 26, 2011 winning the NASL Defensive Player of the Week.[7] He re-signed with Atlanta on January 30, 2012, but was allowed to go on trial with New York Red Bulls.[8]

On March 5, 2012 Ruthven agreed to terms with the New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer after impressing during his trial stint.[9] His first appearance in MLS came in the second half of the April 22, 2012 match against D.C. United. Ruthven then started the clubs next three matches, helping New York to three consecutive clean sheets (all 1-0 victories).[10] On November 19, 2012, the Red Bulls announced it declined options for an additional 6 players, having released 4 a week earlier, with Ruthven included in the mix. In 2013 he rejoined the New York Red Bulls during preseason and earned a contract. However, the contract was revoked before the 2013 season began.[11]

On March 28, 2013, Ruthven agreed to terms with IK Brage of Superettan after impressing the team's sport director Michael Kallback.[12]

After becoming a regular in the lineup the first half of the season with IK Brage, the club ran into some difficulties and Ruthven left on a free transfer during the summer window to KuPS in Finland. [13]


Tyler is the son of former Major League Baseball pitcher Dick Ruthven.[14]


  1. ^ "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". Uslsoccer.com. Retrieved February 26, 2013. 
  2. ^ "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". Uslsoccer.com. Retrieved February 26, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Tyler Ruthven Signs With Harrisburg City Islanders". Gamecocksonline.cstv.com. June 4, 2010. Retrieved February 26, 2013. 
  4. ^ "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". Uslsoccer.com. July 3, 2010. Retrieved February 26, 2013. 
  5. ^ "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". Uslsoccer.com. July 10, 2010. Retrieved February 26, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Silverbacks Sign Three More, Strengthen Middle of the Field - OurSports Central - Independent and Minor League Sports News". OurSports Central. March 7, 2011. Retrieved February 26, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Tyler Ruthven Named NASL Defensive Player of the Week". North American Soccer League. July 26, 2011. Retrieved July 26, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Ruthven re-signs with Atlanta". Nasl.com. January 30, 2012. Retrieved February 26, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Red Bulls sign four players". Newyorkredbulls.com. March 6, 2012. Retrieved February 26, 2013. 
  10. ^ Frank Della Femina (May 9, 2012). "Red Bulls record third straight clean sheet". Newyorkredbulls.com. Retrieved February 26, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Tyler Ruthven's contract torn up". Metro Fanatic. 1 March 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  12. ^ http://yanks-abroad.com/content.php?mode=show&id=10108
  13. ^ http://www.yanks-abroad.com/content.php?mode=show&id=10866
  14. ^ http://www.usfdons.com/sports/m-soccer/mtt/ruthven_tyler00.html

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