Player Details


Jacob Peterson


5' 10"


165 lbs

Date of Birth

1.27.1986 (35)


Portage, MI USA


2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season


Career Summary

Waived on Jan. 29, 2018.

"The Answer" is coming off perhaps his best season in MLS, scoring a career-high six goals in 21 appearances. Capable of fulfilling many roles, Peterson has best acquitted himself as a forward in his most recent seasons. He should provide solid depth for Atlanta in their inaugural season.

INTERNATIONAL: Peterson was a member of the United States Under-17 Men’s National Team that advanced to the round of 16 at the 2003 FIFA U-17 World Championships in Finland. Later earned a place on the United States Under-20 Men’s National Team roster for the 2005 World Youth Cup in Holland, where he featured in all four matches for the U.S. and scored the game-winning goal in the final match of the group stage against Egypt. Also traveled to Japan with the US U-23 National Team for two games in 2007.

COLLEGE: Won two National Championships with the Indiana Hoosiers in 2003 and 2004. As a freshman in 2003, Peterson scored the championship-winning goal against St. John’s to earn offensive MVP honors at the College Cup. In 2004, Peterson scored the opening goal of the College Cup final against UC-Santa Barbara as Indiana went on to win the title in penalty kicks. He was a semi-finalist for the Hermann Trophy award while at Indiana.



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