“We are happy to add Tyler to our group and bring him back to Atlanta,” ATL UTD 2 head coach Scott Donnelly said in a statement. “He is a proven centerback with experience, maturity and technique. Tyler’s presence will no doubt add a valuable element to our team and club.”
Ruthven, 30, previously played for the Atlanta Silverbacks in 2011, making 27 appearances. The veteran defender has also played in the U.S. for the Harrisburg City Islanders, the New York Red Bulls, the Jacksonville Armada and Arizona United. He most recently played for Miami F.C.