Red Bulls defender Petke to retire
The New York Red Bulls say veteran defender Mike Petke will
retire at the end of the season.
Petke, a 13-year Major League Soccer veteran, has appeared in
more than 300 MLS matches and is a three-time all-star. He has had
two stints with the Red Bulls, totaling seven years. He’s their
all-time leader in games played with 167.
The 34-year-old from Bohemia, N.Y., thanked his family and
teammates for their support throughout his career.
Petke was a first-round pick of the Red Bulls in the league’s
1998 draft, when he was the eighth overall pick. He played five
seasons with the team, then played for D.C. United and the Colorado
Rapids before rejoining the Red Bulls in 2008.