Sporting KC signs veteran forward Peterson

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) -- Sporting Kansas City has signed forward Jacob Peterson, a former member of the U.S. under-20 men's national team.

Peterson was introduced along with newcomers Paulo Nagamura and Bobby Convey during a news conference Thursday at Livestrong Sporting Park.

Peterson, who played college soccer at Indiana, was picked 21st in the 2006 MLS SuperDraft by Colorado. He started 17 games as a rookie, scoring four goals with three assists.

He wound up making 92 appearances for the Rapids before being traded to Toronto FC for the 2010 season, and was traded again to San Jose last year.

He has nine goals and 10 assists in 138 regular-season games over six professional seasons.