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TFC Acquires Jacob Peterson
January 21, 2010, 2:35 PM
Filed under: Colorado Rapids, Jacob Peterson, Toronto FC, Trade

Toronto FC announced Thursday they have acquired midfielder Jacob Peterson from the Colorado Rapids in exchange for allocation money. Per league and team policies financial terms were not available.

“This is a player that Preki has been wanting for some time,” said director of soccer Mo Johnston. “We’re looking forward to bringing him into camp and getting him working with the rest of the players.”

Peterson, 23, was the Rapids’ first pick of the 2006 MLS SuperDraft, (2nd Round, 21st overall) and made his professional debut playing 21 minutes on April 8, 2006 against the Columbus Crew. After establishing himself into the first team in his first season with the club, he was named the team’s “Rookie of the Year”. In the 2009 MLS season the midfielder appeared in 23 games with Colorado, making 12 starts and adding two goals and two assists. He missed the last month of the regular season due to injury.

A graduate of Indiana University, he won two National Championships with the Hoosiers in 2003 and 2004, scoring a goal in both finals. Peterson was also named a semi-finalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy award.

On the International stage, he was a member of the U.S. U-23 National Team, travelling with them to Japan in February of 2007. Peterson has been a part of both the U-17 and U-20 teams and competed at the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championships in the Netherlands.

Peterson will be in Toronto for the start of pre-season on February 1st.

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