Sept. 1, 2011
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Two former Notre Dame men’s soccer players will be competing for the 2011 United Soccer Leagues (USL) PRO title this Saturday. Jack Traynor and his Orlando City squad will play host to Harrisburg City (Pa.), which features Philip Tuttle. The match is slated for a 7:00 p.m. (ET) start inside the Florida Citrus Bowl. The game will be aired live on Fox Soccer Channel.
Traynor, a defender, has played in 17 matches and has notched two assists this season for Orlando City, which boasts a 15-3-6 record and was the league’s regular-season champion. Traynor was a mainstay in the Fighting Irish backline during his four-year career (2005-08) as he played in 86 games and started 82 of those contests. He notched 11 points on two goals and seven assists. Traynor was a two-time all-BIG EAST honoree.
Tuttle, a goalkeeper, has seen action in four games this season with the Harrisburg City Islanders, who are 10-7-7. He boasts a 2-1-1 record with one shutout and a 1.0 goals-against average. Tuttle played in 33 games, including 29 starts, with the Irish from 2006-10. He registered a 16-10-4 career record with nine clean sheets. Tuttle compiled a 0.98 goals-against average and a .742 save percentage. –ND–