BRIAN SCIARETTA - Tuesday, August 27, 2013
After leaving IK Brage in the middle of the season, American defender Tyler Ruthven has signed on to play with Finish club KuPS for the remainder of the season.

Ruthven, 25, began his professional career in 2010 with the Harrisburg City Islanders followed by the Atlanta Silverbacks in 2011. In 2012 he made the jump to MLS where he played for the New York Red Bulls making five league appearances in the season.

Earlier this year he moved to IK Brage on a short term contract but with the club's finances in perilous shape, he has now moved to KuPS in Finland.

"I have transferred to KuPS in Finnish top flight," Ruthven said in an e-mail to YA.

KuPS currently sits in eighth place in Finland's Veikkausliiga. The standings remain tight with just six points separating it from fourth place.

In addition, KuPS is in the Suomen Cup finals when it will face RoPS on September 27 for the trophy.

KuPS has eight games remaining in the season. He could make his debut this Friday in a league game against Lahti.