Andrew Peterson (soccer)
|Full name||Andrew Peterson|
|Date of birth||December 2, 1984|
|Place of birth||Edina, Minnesota, United States|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|2007||Cleveland City Stars||0||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 October 2009.
Youth and College
Peterson attended for Wayzata High School in Plymouth, Minnesota from 1999 to 2003, where he was an All-Conference and All-State player his senior year. Peterson played four years of college soccer for Creighton University, starting over 80 games while claiming numerous all tournament awards, a 2nd Team All Midwest his junior year and 2nd Team All Conference in his senior year.
Peterson was drafted in the first round of the 2007 USL Draft by the Minnesota Thunder of the a USL First Division. However, instead of playing for Minnesota Thunder, Peterson decided to train as a Christian missionary with the Cleveland City Stars in the USL Second Division. Through the efforts of his Cleveland coach, Martin Rennie, and general manager Aaron Treadway, they arranged for him to play in a May reserve game for the Columbus Crew against the Chicago Fire in which the Columbus Crew team won 1-0. As a result of this tryout, the Crew asked offered Peterson a developmental contract in July 2007. His first game with the Crew was against the Colorado Rapids on July 4, 2007.
- Thunder Drafts Plymouth Native Andrew Peterson with Third Overall Pick Archived September 28, 2007, on Wayback Machine.
- City Stars # 6 Andrew Peterson Signs With The Columbus Crew
- Article About Columbus Crew Signing on Columbus Crew website[permanent dead link]
- Minnesota also signs former Crew defender Peterson
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