Peterson signs new SKC deal

Kansas City, KS ( - Sporting Kansas City forward Jacob Peterson has signed a contract extension, the club announced on Wednesday.

Per club policy, terms of the agreement will not be disclosed.

"I'm very happy to have re-signed with an organization as good as Sporting Kansas City. There was never really any other place that I wanted to go in this offseason so I'm glad that we could get a deal worked out," Peterson said. "It's also exciting to see some of the moves that have been made, most recently with bringing Roger (Espinoza) back. It shows the ambition of the club and it is definitely a place that I am happy to remain a part of moving forward."

A nine-year MLS veteran, Peterson has 15 goals and 14 assists in 199 regular season appearances over the course of his professional career. He enters his fourth season with Sporting Kansas City in 2015 after contributing eight goals and six assists in 80 games across all competition for the club and helping lead the team to the playoffs each of he past three years.

"Jacob Peterson is a player we feel fits very well for us on the field and within the culture of our club," Sporting KC Manager Peter Vermes said. "We are thrilled to re-sign him and are looking forward to the start of preseason later this month."

The move marks Sporting's second signing in as many days as the club brought back midfielder Roger Espizona on Tuesday.

Espinoza began his professional career in Kansas City (2008-2012) before moving abroad to join Wigan Athletic (2013-2014) in England.