Andrew Peterson (soccer)

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Andrew Peterson
Personal information
Full name Andrew Peterson
Date of birth (1984-12-02) December 2, 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Edina, Minnesota, United States
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
2003–2006 Creighton Bluejays
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007 Cleveland City Stars 0 (0)
2007–2009 Columbus Crew 2 (0)
2009 Minnesota Thunder 24 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 October 2009.

Andrew Peterson (born December 2, 1984 in Edina, Minnesota) is a former American soccer player, currently retired.


Youth and College[edit]

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.[1] 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.[2][3] His first game with the Crew was against the Colorado Rapids on July 4, 2007.

On March 4, 2009 the Minnesota Thunder announced the signing of Peterson for the 2009 season.[4]


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