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  United Trades Petke In Three-Team Deal
D.C. United finalized its trade of veteran defender Mike Petke to the Colorado Rapids yesterday, clearing the way for the club to acquire a foreign player to bolster its defense this summer.
Several sources close to the team who requested anonymity said Petke, in his eighth year in MLS and third with United, was upset with the coaching staff last week about its decision to bench him for this past Saturday's match against the Kansas City Wizards at RFK Stadium.
Petke, who took a pay cut this past offseason in exchange for contract guarantees, started 55 games and scored five goals over the past two-plus seasons for United.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/article/2005/05/23/AR2005052301366_pf.html   (599 words)

 Colorado Rapids. The official site of the Colorado Rapids Major League Soccer Team.
Petke often was in the mix on offensive corner kicks attempting to get his first goal as a member of the Rapids.
Petke captained the side in the absence of Tab Ramos and Tim Howard for the U.S. Open Cup quarterfinals against Columbus (8/7), and was named a starter for the MLS All-Star team that faced the U.S. Men's National Team in RFK on 8/3.
Petke played the entire first half of the game and entered the second half as sub for another 20 minutes of action during the 3-2 MLS win… 2001: Petke appeared in his second straight MLS All-Star Game when fans voted him into the Eastern Conference starting lineup for the mid-season showcase in San Jose.
www.coloradorapids.com /Team/PlayerBio.aspx?PID=62   (831 words)

 New Haven Register - Ex-Owl Petke recognizable face in MLS
Petke's work ethic and reliability (he has started 24 games this season, playing more than 2,100 minutes) has kept the MetroStars' quest for the MLS championship alive, helping the team secure a playoff spot with an Aug. 25 victory against the league-leading Miami Fusion.
Petke admitted he was slightly embarrassed when he first saw the commercial and is somewhat bemused by his place in the spotlight.
While Petke credits his family and friends for his work ethic, he praises former SCSU coach Ray Reid for his development as a player and for developing "a love for the game" in a lanky kid from Long Island.
www.nhregister.com /site/news.cfm?newsid=2317719&BRD=1281&PAG=461&dept_id=7592&rfi=6   (1176 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Mike Petke
Mike Petke (born January 30, 1976 in Bohemia, New York) is an American soccer defender, who currently plays for the Colorado Rapids in Major League Soccer.
Petke, a three-time MLS All-Star, did not have a good season in 2002 and was traded to D.C. United with a draft pick and an allocation for Eddie Pope, Jaime Moreno, and Richie Williams.
Petke was then traded to the Colorado Rapids in May 2005 in a three-team deal.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Mike_Petke   (343 words)

 #12 Mike Petke
Mike Petke came to the MetroStars in 1998 an became an instant success.
Mike had an average season in 2001, but not as good as the year before.
In Game 3 of the playoffs in the 1st round, he was forced to leave at halftime because of heat stress.
www.angelfire.com /nj4/metroempire/petke.html   (300 words)

 Major League Star, Mike Petke Joins takeoutmusic.com As Company's First Online Personality. - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Petke will be hosting interviews with artists on the site as well as other personalities.
The site will feature Petke's emerging clothing line 259 TPN, an idea that sprouted with two college friends in Southern Conn. You will be able to order clothes directly from the site, and interact with Petke and the rest of the 259 TPN crew.
It is rare to find someone in his position; he is not only an excellent athlete, but a music lover and stand up guy with charisma.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1G1-59633777.html   (446 words)

 MIKE PETKE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Mike Petke has been as solid as a mountain as a defender in Major League Soccer, and Petke is ready to show his worth to the national team.
Petke brings stability and leadership to the table and has a bright future ahead of him.
Petke's defensive work helped United maintain one of the lowest goals against totals in club history, while his lone goal of the season was the deciding factor in United's 3-2 win over the New York/New Jersey MetroStars that vaulted the team into second place in the Eastern Conference standings.
www.ussoccerplayers.com /players/mike_petke/320121.html   (439 words)

 AllSports' Major League Soccer MLS Coverage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
SECAUSUS, NJ (Wednesday, October 28, 1998) - Rookie defender Mike Petke was among 22 players named today to the U.S. National Team that will face Australia in an international friendly in San Jose, CA on Friday, November 6th at 7:30 p.m.
Petke was one of nine first-time players selected by new head coach Bruce Arena.
Petke, who was a finalist for the 1998 Bandai Rookie of the Year award, started 25 of the 27 games he played and notched a goal and an assist in 2,234 minutes of action.
www.allsports.com /mls/19981028-2.htm   (359 words)

 Mike Ammann at AllExperts
Mike Ammann (born February 8, 1971 in Orange, California) is an American soccer goalkeeper, now retired.
But Mike had to miss the end of the season after a horrible incident involving Mamadou Diallo.
Unfortunately for Mike, injuries dogged him the rest of the way, and he retired after not playing a minute in 2002.
en.allexperts.com /e/m/mi/mike_ammann.htm   (425 words)

 Mike Petke - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
After playing college soccer at Southern Connecticut State University, Petke was drafted by the MetroStars in the first round of the 1998 MLS College Draft.
Petke, a three-time MLS All-Star, did not have a good season in 2002 and was traded to D.C. United with a draft pick and an allocation for Eddie Pope, Jaime Moreno, and Richie Williams.
Petke was then traded to the Colorado Rapids in May 2005 in a three-team deal.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mike_Petke   (325 words)

 D.C. United: News: 07/20/2005
But Petke said all the right things - that he had had a great time in New Jersey, but those days were in the past and he was looking forward to playing for United.
This season, Petke scored one goal, from yet another back-post run, in the 40th minute of the home opener against the Chicago Fire, before being dealt to the Colorado Rapids on May 23 as part of a three-way trade which saw United receive an allocation from the Columbus Crew.
Although Petke was only a member of D.C. United for a little more than two years, he accomplished enough during his tenure here to make many of us forget that he was ever a member of our rivals to the north.
web.mlsnet.com /news/team_news.jsp?ymd=20050720&content_id=37102&vkey=news_dcu&fext=.jsp&team=dcu   (817 words)

 FifthOfficial.com - News, stats, scores, and updates from FifthOfficial.com!
Petke, 29, has been a mainstay in the D.C. lineup as of late.
Petke was also a starter for United in their MLS Cup 2004 showdown with the Kansas City Wizards.
Said Fernando Clavijo of the trade: “This move was based on the necessity to add depth to our backline and we have achieved that with the addition of a proven defender like Mike Petke, who also has the invaluable experience of just recently winning an MLS Championship.
www.fifthofficial.com /fo/archives/60405/petke.php   (371 words)

 Media Day with Mike Petke - MetroStars / Red Bull New York - Major League Soccer
Petke: Well, Serna is the guy I battled a lot with throughout the years, and I'm extremely happy he is with us now so that I don't have to go up against him anymore.
Petke: When I came to the Metros in 98, I played the outside back position, that was the first time I played anywhere else but central defense.
Petke: Balboa has been injured a lot, and when he comes back, he'll be playing at defensive midfield at this time, he can be moved back a couple of times, where Jolley would move to the right.
www.metrofanatic.com /story.jsp?ID=567   (703 words)

 Petke breaks off negotiations with Kaiserslautern.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Mike Petke broke off negotiations with Kaiserslautern and returned to the U.S. KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany (Friday, December 29, 2000) -- While the large contingent of American fans in the Kaiserslautern area will be disappointed, Metrostars fans no doubt will be happy now that it appears rising young defender Mike Petke will return to the team.
Petke, who was in Kaiserslautern for contract negotiations, was scheduled to return to the United States today so he could appear tomorrow at the Park Avenue Country Club in New York for a fundraiser for his new "Kick the Violence Foundation" which he started to help reduce youth violence.
Petke reportedly balked at signing a short-term contract with a series of club options, preferring a long-term agreement.
www.soccertimes.com /usteams/2001/jan03.htm   (272 words)

 COLORADO BOUND  United agrees to deal Petke to Rapids
D.C. United and former MetroStars defender Mike Petke is heading off to the Colorado Rapids.
Petke, 29, is in his eighth MLS season and third with United (3-3-2).
Apparently as a condition for the trade, Petke was held out of United's 3-2 home win over the Kansas City Wizards on Saturday night.
www.bigapplesoccer.com /article.php?article_id=2566   (159 words)

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Agreed to on Saturday, the trade sent Mike Petke to the Rapids for Henderson.
Mike has been an outstanding member of our team and, in addition, a first class individual.
A seven year veteran of MLS, Petke spent the first five years of his career with the MetroStars where he was a two-time all-star (2000 & 2001).
midatlantic.comcastsportsnet.com /view_content_0p.asp?ID=9550   (319 words)

 Major League Soccer: Roster: Player Bio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Mike Petke came to the Rapids in a 2005 midseason trade and immediately became a leader on the field and in the locker room.
Previous to his move to the Rocky Mountains, Petke was a force on the defensive back line the past three seasons for D.C. United.
Petke played the entire first half of the game and entered the second half as sub for another 20 minutes of action during the 3-2 MLS win.
www.mlsnet.com /players/bio.jsp?team=t101&player=petke_m&playerId=pet355964&statType=current   (925 words)

 United Reaches Deal to Trade Petke
D.C. United has reached an agreement in principle to trade veteran defender Mike Petke to the Colorado Rapids as part of a complicated deal involving a third team, sources close to the negotiations said yesterday.
Petke, 29, is in his eighth MLS season and third with United (3-3-2).
Petke, who had signed a new contract with United during the offseason, didn't return a phone message seeking comment.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/article/2005/05/22/AR2005052201242.html   (465 words)

 Kappa USA // Sport // Athletes // Mike Petke   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Since his selection in the first round of the 1998 MLS Draft, Mike has been the integral part of the Metro Stars defense.
He's also actively involved with 'Petke's Kick the Violence Foundation,' a non-profit organization he started to generate awareness and concern for youth violence and ultimately put a stop to it.
Mike loves to wear the White Player Molded boots and he's already anxious about the new Chromium Player Molded shoe that's coming out in June.
www.kappastore.com /kappacom/kappausa/sport/player_mpetke.html   (145 words)

 Metros Fall to Galaxy 1-0 in Shootout
MetroStars goalkeeper Mike Ammann recorded his second shutout of the year, and the 12th of his career, but the MetroStars were unable to crack the scoresheet and the team lost the first regular season home shootout in its four-year history.
The team’s last home goal was scored by Mike Petke in the 80th minute of a 1-0 home win over Columbus on March 28, the home opener.
Mike Ammann on the team effort: “It’s disappointing and frustrating, but it’s one of those thing where you need to continue to do your job.
www.lacancha.com /mn5299.html   (762 words)

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Petke served as a staple in D.C. United’s defense during the 2004 season, making 24 solid appearances for the MLS Cup Champions.
Petke’s strong defensive play led the 2004 team into the record books with one of the lowest goals against averages in the clubs’ decorated history.
As a member of United’s Atlantic Cup rival, Petke was a three-time MLS All-Star selection (2000, 2001 and 2002).
midatlantic.comcastsportsnet.com /view_content_0p.asp?ID=4608   (292 words)

 United's Petke follows wife's lead - The Washington Times: Sports - November 14, 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
D.C. United defender Mike Petke today will get to experience for the first time something very familiar to his wife.
Petke will be playing in his first MLS Cup, an event Kim Petke attended often as an employee in Major League Soccer's marketing department for corporate sponsors.
Petke was able to bring Kim to California only weeks after giving birth to their first child, Dylan.
www.washtimes.com /sports/20041114-011122-3837r.htm   (419 words)

 PLUS: SOCCER; MetroStars Keeping Petke, Defender - New York Times
After contemplating a move to Germany, the star defender Mike Petke of the MetroStars signed a four-year contract with Major League Soccer yesterday and will remain with the team.
Petke has been playing so well he is currently with the national team and may see action as a substitute in the exhibition against China on Saturday.
The MetroStars and the league, which controls all contracts of the players, made a special effort to sign Petke because he is popular with the fans and deeply involved in the soccer community.
query.nytimes.com /gst/fullpage.html?res=9C0DE1DF103FF935A15752C0A9679C8B63   (197 words)

Petke heads in game-winner in OT WASHINGTON (AP) -- If the underachieving New York/New Jersey MetroStars are going to shake up their roster, Mike Petke doesn't want to be part of the exodus.
Petke headed in Lothar Matthaus' free kick four minutes into overtime Saturday and the MetroStars escaped last place in the Eastern Division with a 3-2 victory over D.C. United.
I want to be here when things turn around," Petke said after the MetroStars won their first road game in three tries.
espn.go.com /soccer/mls/2000/20000422/recap/nymwas.html   (426 words)

 MetroStars re-sign Mike Petke - MetroStars / Red Bull New York - Major League Soccer
Petke, an MLS All-Star in 2000 and a mainstay of the MetroStars' defensive unit, officially signed his contract on Wednesday in Oakland, CA, where he is training with the U.S. National Team for its international friendly against China this Saturday at Network Associates Coliseum.
"Mike is one of the top young American players in the game, and a local (Long Island) guy as well, and it's important that we are able to retain people like Mike who are not only great players, but also popular and active members in the community."
Petke led all MetroStars players in minutes last season (2,672), setting a career high in points with seven (three goals, one assist) and playing a major role in the team's surge to its best-ever 17-12-3 MLS record.
www.metrofanatic.com /story.jsp?ID=20   (282 words)

 SI.com - Soccer - Mike Petke's Diary: Colorado defender checks in with SI.com - Friday November 4, 2005 4:29PM
Defender Mike Petke was traded to the Colorado Rapids in May from D.C. United.
Mike Petke has been one the premier defenders in Major League Soccer over an eight-year career.
Prior to the opening of the Western Conference Finals with the Los Angeles Galaxy, Petke checked in with SI.com.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /2005/soccer/11/04/petke.diary   (595 words)

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