Jacob Peterson

Jacob Peterson
Jacob Peterson
Jacob Peterson
Forward
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Real Name: Jacob Peterson
HT: 5' 10" WT: 165
Age: 31 (01/27/1986)
Birthplace: Portage, MI
Hometown: Portage, MI

HOW ACQUIRED: Signed as a free agent on December 21, 2016.

"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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Stats

MLS
Career Statistics (Regular Season)
YearClubGPGSGMINSASHTSSOGFCOFFYR
2017Atlanta United7121450621000
2016Sporting Kansas City211861500137138300
2015Sporting Kansas City261511335221119420
2014Sporting Kansas City2213213012241012320
2013Sporting Kansas City16100844117411000
2012Sporting Kansas City2394942124117201
2011San Jose Earthquakes9504362103010
2011Toronto FC13130102411669010
2010Toronto FC24151126721846100
2009Colorado Rapids23122113122493200
2008Colorado Rapids1710176201553010
2007Colorado Rapids241011118024108510
2006Colorado Rapids281741547316813810
Career Totals-25314824133521724393932891
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