Tony McPeak (footballer)

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Tony McPeak
Personal information
Full nameAnthony McPeak
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Playing position(s) Striker
Youth career
1991 Chelsea
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1995–1997 Airdrie 1 (0)
1997–1998 Yee Hope ? (?)
1998 Worcester Wildfire ? (?)
1999–2000 Milwaukee Wave (indoor) 13 (1)
2001 Portland Timbers 9 (0)
2001–2001 Clydebank 3 (0)
2002–2004 Philadelphia KiXX (indoor) 49 (8)
2004–2005 Baltimore Blast (indoor) 9 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Tony McPeak is a Scottish former professional footballer who played as a striker.

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Career

When he was seventeen, McPeak joined Chelsea as a youth player. After sixth months, he returned to Glasgow where he graduated from school. He worked for an insurance company for over two years, playing amateur football on the side. In 1993, he was visiting family in Philadelphia when he met his future wife. [1] McPeak began his career with Airdrie, making one appearance in the Scottish Football League in the 1995–96 season. [2] In August 1997, he signed with Yee Hope in the Hong Kong First Division League and played for the team until April 1998. In February 1998, he was contacted by a scout from the Kansas City Wizards but was unable to gain a green card in time for spring trials. However, he was contacted by John Kerr, Jr., head coach of the Worcester Wildfire about playing for his team. Although he had never heard of the Wildfire, he decided to sign with the team because his wife was from Minnesota and this would move her closer to home. [1] In the fall of 1999, McPeak signed with the Milwaukee Wave of the National Professional Soccer League, making his first team debut in December. [3] In 2001, he played nine games for the Portland Timbers of the USL A-League. [4] He then returned to Scotland to play with Clydebank, where he made three league appearances in the 2001–02 season. [5] McPeak then returned to the United States to play with the Philadelphia KiXX of the Major Indoor Soccer League from 2002 to 2004. [6] [7] In October 2004, the KiXX traded McPeak to the Baltimore Blast for a fourth-round selection in the 2005 MISL amateur draft. [8] He played nine games for the Baltimore Blast during the 2004–2005 MISL season. [9]

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References

  1. 1 2 WILDFIRE IS LIFTED BY SHOT OF SCOTCH \ MCPEAK NOW FEELING AT HOME Worcester Telegram & Gazette (MA) – Saturday, 13 June 1998
  2. "AIRDRIE UNITED:1946/47 – 2008/09". Post War English & Scottish Football League A – Z Player's Database. Retrieved 29 September 2009.
  3. Wave holds together despite missing key components Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Tuesday, 7 December 1999
  4. 2001 Portland Timbers
  5. "CLYDEBANK : 1966/67 -2001/02". Post War English & Scottish Football League A – Z Player's Database. Retrieved 29 September 2009.
  6. MAJOR INDOOR SOCCER LEAGUE FINAL OFFICIAL REPORT – 2002-2003 Archived 24 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine
  7. MAJOR INDOOR SOCCER LEAGUE FINAL OFFICIAL REPORT – 2003-2004 Archived 24 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine
  8. Ex-Baylor player incompetent for trial Philadelphia Inquirer, The (PA) – Friday, 29 October 2004
  9. MAJOR INDOOR SOCCER LEAGUE FINAL OFFICIAL REPORT – 2004-2005 Archived 24 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine