Red Bull New York have announced that veteran defender Mike Petke has signed a new MLS contract and will be part of the Red Bulls' roster in 2009. Per MLS and club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

"We are pleased to bring Mike back to New York, the place where he grew up and began his professional career," said Red Bull New York Sporting Director Jeff Agoos. "He is a proven commodity and will help solidify our back line. Mike will bring a veteran presence, leadership, and toughness that can only help the club. We are looking forward to his contributions during the 2009 season."

Petke's MLS rights were acquired by New York after he was selected in the 2008 MLS Waiver Draft on Nov. 26 after he was waived by the Colorado Rapids.

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