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Silverbacks' Ruthven is honored
July 26th, 2011 5:27PM

TAGS:  nasl, usl


[WEEKLY HONORS] Tyler Ruthven, son of former Major League pitcher Dick Ruthven, was named the NASL Defensive Player of the Week for his role in the Atlanta Silverbacks’ 2-1 victory over FC Tampa Bay that extended their unbeaten streak to three games.

Brazilian Pablo Campos, who scored two goals to lead the first-place Carolina RailHawks to a 4-1 win over FC Edmonton, was named the NASL Offensive Player of the Week.

Midfielder Andrew Welker, who had a hat trick in the Harrisburg City Islanders' 5-1 victory over FC New York, was named the USL PRO Player of the Week.

USL PRO Team of the Week:
Neal Kitson, Rochester
Made six saves as the Rhinos maintained their lead in the division
Walter Moore, Charlotte
Scored the only goal as the Eagles defeated Wilmington on Friday
Connor Tobin, Rochester
Filled in admirably for Troy Roberts, scored his first goal for the Rhinos
Ivan Becerra, Wilmington
Strong in the Hammerheads’ 3-0 victory against Charlotte on Saturday
Stephen Basso, Harrisburg
Was excellent on the left side as City Islanders took four points from week
Luke Mulholland, Wilmington
Maintained strong form getting goal, assist in win against Charlotte
Nicki Paterson, Charleston
Scored twice for the Battery on Saturday giving him six goals this season
Andrew Welker, Harrisburg
Scored a first-half hat trick in 5-1 victory against F.C. New York
Cesar Rivera, Los Angeles
Had two assists in win against Richmond, game-tying goal against Harrisburg
Jason Yeisley, Pittsburgh
Scored and added two assists as Riverhounds solidified their playoff position
Jonathan de Leon, Los Angeles
Had two goals on his debut for Blues in 2-1 win against Richmond

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