The Miami FC Acquires Defender Hunter Freeman from New York

Sep 2, 2016

MIAMI, Fla. – The Miami FC has bolstered its backline with the acquisition of defender Hunter Freeman from the New York Cosmos.

“We are very happy to have a player of Freeman's caliber join our club,” said Technical Director Mauro Pederzoli. “He has extensive MLS and NASL experience, and will provide a great veteran presence on the pitch and in the locker room.”

Freeman, a Tyler, Texas native, has been a mainstay in the Cosmos defense this season, starting all 20 matches.

Freeman is an MLS veteran, having played 126 matches for four different teams. He was drafted by the Colorado Rapids in 2005 after a strong career with the University of Virginia. Freeman would go on to play three season with the Rapids.

Freeman had a successful stint in Europe, playing with IK Start of Norway. He featured in 51 matches for IK Start and scored two goals.

He joined the Cosmos in 2013 for their inaugural season and has been a regular ever since. He helped the Cosmos win the 2013 championship and set a modern NASL shutout record of 372 minutes in 2014.

Freeman joins a surging Miami FC squad. The Orange and Blue currently sit fifth in the Fall Season standings and are unbeaten in the last three matches.

Freeman and the squad will be traveling this weekend as they take on Puerto Rico FC for the first time this season.

The Miami FC returns to home to FIU Stadium on Sept. 14 for Mexican Heritage Night. Get your tickets at