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Sporting KC's Peter Vermes reaches 600th MLS game: "I have a fear of failure"

Peter Vermes never wanted to leave the MetroStars.

A New Jersey native – albeit growing up much closer to Philadelphia than North Jersey where the MetroStars were based – Vermes found a home with the club upon returning from Europe to play in MLS' inaugural 1996 season. He spent just that one year with the team, though, before being traded to the Colorado Rapids in exchange for Kerry Zavagnin and a player to be named later.

Vermes was less than happy and even blamed Zavagnin, given that the MetroStars sought him in return and, ostensibly, valued him more.