Hunter Freeman

Hunter Freeman
Hunter Freeman
Hunter Freeman
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Real Name: Hunter Freeman
HT: 5' 11" WT: 170
Age: 31 (01/08/1985)
Birthplace: Tyler, TX

ACQUIRED

  • Signed by the Colorado Rapids on January 6, 2012 after being acquired in Stage 2 of the 2011 MLS Re-Entry Draft.
  • A versatile defender with experience in MLS and abroad
  • Originally came to the Rapids as the seventh overall pick in the 2005 MLS SuperDraft as a Generation adidas player.
  • Played two seasons for IK Start in the Norwegian Premier League.

MLS CAREER

2011

  • Started 22 matches at outside back and scored one goal in his return to MLS with Houston, adding two assists.
  • Scored late game-winning goal in goal-line scramble in 1-0 win vs. NE on 4/17.
  • Appeared as a sub in 1-1 tie vs. KC on 7/16, making his 100th career MLS appearance.

2008

  • Split time between New York and Toronto after signing a pre-contract for the 2009 season with IK Start in the Norwegian Premier League.
  • Played in 14 games with New York, including 10 starts and one assist, before being traded to Toronto. Made seven starts for TFC.

2007

  • Traded from Colorado to New York on March 23 and started 15 games for Red Bulls.
  • Scored first career goal on national TV in 1-0 win at FC Dallas, his favorite soccer moment at the time.
  • Missed time due to a left ankle injury suffered in Open Cup qualifier.
  • Playoffs: Played all 90 minutes in both legs of New York’s Eastern Conference semifinal series vs. NE.

2006

  • Saw time at both right and left back while appearing in 27 of 32 games for the Rapids, including 24 starts, in his second professional season.
  • Assisted on opening goal in 1-1 tie vs. NY on 10/7
  • Played all 90 minutes in both Rapids games in U.S. Open Cup: a 1-0 win at RSL on 8/2 and a 3-1 loss at LA on 8/23.

2005

  • Selected seventh overall in the 2005 MLS SuperDraft by the Colorado Rapids as a Generation adidas player.
  • Appeared in 20 games and made 14 starts as a rookie with the Rapids.
  • Made professional debut as a started in season opener at KC on 4/2.
  • Recorded only assist on only goal of 1-0 win vs. DC on 9/3

NATIONAL TEAM

  • Former United States youth international at the U-20 and U-23 levels.

2008

  • Part of the United States squad at the CONCACAF Pre-Olympic Tournament in March, helping the U.S. qualify for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China.

2007

  • Called into camp for matches against Japan in February and China in November.

2005

  • Started on United States squad that reached Round of 16 at FIFA World Youth Championship in the Netherlands.
  • Started all four games and scored lone goal in 3-1 loss to Italy that eliminated the U.S.
  • Earlier in the year, had helped the U.S. qualify for the tournament by going 3-0 in qualifying play in January

OTHER PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • Played two seasons for IK Start in the Norwegian Premier League.
  • Helped Start finish ninth in 2009 and eighth in 2010 in the 16-team league.
  • Underwent off-season surgery between 2009 and 2010 seasons.
  • Played for the Texas Spurs PDL team while in high school and started while being the youngest player on the team by two years.
  • Spent two years in United States U-17 residency program in Bradenton, Fla.

COLLEGE

  • Had successful three-year career at University of Virginia, including leading the country in assists as a junior.

2004

  • Set a new Virginia record with 21 assists, breaking the previous record of 20 and leading the nation.
  • Had streak of seven consecutive games with an assist.
  • Also scored three goals for a team-high 27 points in 24 games.
  • Third team NSCAA all-America … First team all-Atlantic Coast Conference.

2003

  • Started 21 games and notched four assists.

2002

  • Appeared in 20 games and made 15 starts, including six of his last seven games.

PERSONAL

  • Attended Allen High School in Allen, Texas and Texas Tech High school in Lubbock, Texas.
  • Two-time Parade and NSCAA All-America selection.
  • Married to Jaime, a professional soccer player who played for Amazon Grimstad in Norway.
  • Born in Tyler, Texas to Russ and Jean Freeman.
  • Has one brother, Blake.
  • Enjoys golfing and hunting.

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Stats

MLS
Career Statistics (Regular Season)
YearClubGPGSGMINSASHTSSOGFCOFFYR
2012Colorado Rapids19180154256217030
2011Houston Dynamo23221190924117130
2008Toronto FC77060602013120
2008New York Red Bulls1410095311012000
2007New York Red Bulls16151134216421020
2006Colorado Rapids27240213018229071
2005Colorado Rapids20140121615221041
Career Totals-126110296981132111302212
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