Youth Prodigy Turned Pro

Posted: February 25, 2013 by sabeeson in IU Men's Soccer
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Before Jacob Peterson’s career at Indiana University, he had an astounding youth career.


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Peterson led his youth club the Michigan Wolves to four state championships, two midwest championships, and to third place at nationals. He clearly proved his skill and ability and continued on to play for the Hoosiers from 2003-2005.

His career at IU was impressive in that he scored 30 goals in 71 appearances. During his time at Indiana he also played in the USL Premier Development League, playing for the Michigan Bucks in 2004 and Kalamazoo Kingdom in 2005.

The Colorado Rapids drafted Peterson in the second round, 21st overall, in the 2006 MLS SuperDraft. He made over 100 appearances for the club between 2006 and 2009.

In 2010 he was traded to Toronto FC, where he debuted as a sub against the Philadelphia Union. After a bad first half of the 2011 season, he was traded to the San Jose Earthquakes. He remained with San Jose through 2011 until they did not renew his contract for the 2012 season.

This forced Peterson to enter to 2011 MLS Re-Entry Draft, where he was not selected. Peterson then became a free agent.

Peterson DL

Photo Courtesy of Sporting Kansas City

It was on January 19, 2012 when Sporting Kansas City announced that they were going to sign the Hoosier. Peterson still plays for Kansas City.


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