Mike Petke

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Mike Petke
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Personal information
Full name Mike Petke
Date of birth (1976-01-30) January 30, 1976 (age 38)
Place of birth Bohemia, New York, United States
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1995–1998 SCSU
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2002 MetroStars 134 (5)
2003–2005 D.C. United 58 (5)
2005–2008 Colorado Rapids 80 (3)
2008–2010 New York Red Bulls 35 (0)
Total 307 (13)
National team
2001–2003 United States 2 (0)
Teams managed
2013– New York Red Bulls
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 1, 2010.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of January 26, 2013

Mike Petke (born January 30, 1976) is a former American soccer player who is currently the head coach[1] of New York Red Bulls in Major League Soccer.

Career[edit]

College[edit]

Petke attended St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School in West Islip, New York, where he was selected as an All-American, before moving on to play college soccer in Southern Connecticut State University. In 1995 he led SCSU to the NCAA Division II National title and was named Conference Rookie of the Year. In 1997 he was named New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Defensive Player of the Year and was a consensus NSCAA/Umbro First Team All-America selection.[2]

Professional[edit]

Mike Petke with D.C. United in 2004.
Mike Petke with the New York Red Bulls in 2009.

Petke was drafted by the MetroStars in the first round of the 1998 MLS College Draft. He made his MLS debut on April 17, 1998 in a 1-0 win over Chicago Fire. He spent the first five years of his career with MetroStars, becoming the only constant under an ever-changing regime of coaches and players. A fan favorite, Petke remains the MetroStars/Red Bulls all-time leader in games played with 169 (196 in all competitions).

Petke gained notoriety on August 20, 2000, four days after Tampa Bay Mutiny forward Mamadou Diallo broke the ribs of MetroStars goalkeeper Mike Ammann. Petke, who rarely scored goals, scored in the MetroStars win over Colorado, and unveiled a t-shirt that said August 16: Crime of the Century on the front and Revenge is Coming on the back. While such support for a fallen comrade was welcomed by teammates and MetroStars fans, it was frowned upon by the league and Petke was fined for his efforts. Diallo, however, received no disciplinary action following the injuries to Ammann.

After an outstanding season in 2000, in which Petke helped lead the club to the Eastern Division title, Petke went on a two-week trial with Bundesliga side Bayern Munich. After his trial with Bayern, another German club FC Kaiserslautern offered Petke a contract, but Petke elected to remain with Metrostars.

Petke, a three-time MLS All-Star, was traded to D.C. United with a draft pick and an allocation for Eddie Pope, Jaime Moreno, and Richie Williams. He won the MLS Cup with DC during the 2004 season. Petke was then traded to Colorado Rapids in May 2005 in a three-team deal. He helped stabilize the Colorado backline and was a key player in helping the Rapids reach the Western Conference Finals in 2005. He remained a fixture in the heart of the Rapids defense for the next three years.

On November 26, 2008, New York Red Bulls signed Petke on waivers, and agreed to terms on a new multi-year agreement. The move brought Petke back to New York six years after leaving MetroStars. In his first season with Red Bulls, Petke appeared in 19 regular season matches. On 20 March 2010, Petke scored the second goal for Red Bulls in a 3-1 victory against Santos FC, which was the first match played at the new Red Bull Arena.[3] During the 2010 season Petke announced that he would retire at the end of the season. He concluded his last professional season appearing in 16 regular season matches, and helped New York capture its second Eastern Division regular season title.[4]

In thirteen years in MLS, Petke scored thirteen regular season goals and added four assists.

International[edit]

Petke had two caps with the US national team, the first coming on June 7, 2001, against Ecuador.

Petke also captained the United States Under-21 team, and was a member of the U.S. squad that competed in the 1995 World University Games in Japan.

Post-playing career[edit]

Mike Petke talking with Tim Cahill in a MLS game in 2013.

After retiring from the game, Petke took a job as Manager of Business Operations with New York Red Bulls. On January 24, 2013, after tenures as an assistant coach and then interim head coach, Petke was named as the club's head coach. [5] In the 2013 MLS season, Petke guided the Red Bulls to their first major trophy, clinching the Supporters' Shield with a final matchday 5-2 win over the Chicago Fire.

Career statistics[edit]

[2]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
USA League Open Cup League Cup North America Total
1998 MetroStars Major League Soccer 27 1 2 0 1 0 - - 30 1
1999 25 1 1 0 - - - - 26 1
2000 30 3 4 0 5 0 - - 39 3
2001 25 0 1 0 3 0 4 1 33 1
2002 27 0 2 0 - - - - 29 0
2003 D.C. United 25 3 3 1 2 0 - - 30 4
2004 26 1 1 0 4 0 - - 31 1
2005 7 1 - - - - - - 7 1
2005 Colorado Rapids 19 0 - - 3 0 - - 22 0
2006 26 0 2 0 2 0 - - 30 0
2007 24 1 - - - - - - 24 1
2008 11 2 - - - - - - 11 2
2009 New York Red Bulls 19 0 1 1 - - 1 0 21 1
2010 16 0 2 0 0 0 - - 18 0
Total USA 307 13 19 2 20 0 5 1 351 16
Career total 307 13 19 2 20 0 5 1 351 16

Managerial stats[edit]

As of March 8, 2014
Team Nat From To Record
P W D L Win %
New York Red Bulls United States 24 January 2013 present 65 26 19 20 40.00
Total 65 26 19 20 40.00

Honors[edit]

Playing honors[edit]

D.C. United

Managerial honors[edit]

New York Red Bulls

References[edit]

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