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Andrew Peterson (soccer)

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Full name  Andrew Peterson
Name  Andrew Peterson
Position  Defender
Years  Team
Education  Creighton University
2003–2006  Creighton Bluejays
Height  1.78 m
Playing position  Defender
Role  Soccer player

Andrew Peterson (soccer)
Date of birth  (1984-12-02) December 2, 1984 (age 31)
Place of birth  Edina, Minnesota, United States

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


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.

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


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