Dallas Texans Alumni:
Hunter Freeman was born January 8, 1985 in Tyler, Texas. Hunter played for the '85 Dallas Texans under coach Marcio Leite and alongside fellow current professionals Ramón Núñez, Jay Needham and Hirofumi Moriyasu. Hunter spent two of his high school years in the United States U-17 Residency Program in Bradenton, Florida and was a Two-time Parade and NSCAA all-America selection.
Hunter attended college at the University of Virginia, where he had successful three-year career which included leading the country in assists as a junior and setting his school's single season record for assists. He was also named to the Third team NSCAA all-America and First team all-Atlantic Coast Conference.
Following the 2004 season, Freeman signed a Generation Adidas contract with Major League Soccer and was subsequently selected seventh overall in the 2005 MLS SuperDraft by Colorado Rapids. He would go on to appear in 47 league matches, including 38 starts for Colorado during his two years at the club.
In 2007, Freeman was traded to New York Red Bulls. After a promising start to his Red Bull career, Freeman was forced to the sidelines due to injury but by the end of the season he regained his form and contributed to the teams playoff run. During the 2007 regular season Freeman appeared in 16 games, including 15 starts, scoring one goal and assisting on another.
He was traded to Toronto FC on September 12, 2008. Despite Freeman having already agreed to join IK Start of the Norwegian leagues, Toronto FC gave up two supplemental draft picks to acquire him for four months.
After two seasons with IK Start, Freeman moved back to the US, joining Houston Dynamo following offseason surgery.
Freeman started 22 matches in 2011 at outside back and scored one goal in his return to MLS with Houston, adding two assists. At season's end, Houston declined his 2012 contract option and he entered the 2011 MLS Re-Entry Draft. Freeman was selected by Colorado Rapids in stage two of the draft on December 12, 2011. Freeman signed with Colorado on January 6, 2012.
Freeman was a staple with the United States Youth National Teams, getting called up to the U-14, U-16, U-17, and U-18 age groups. He was also part of the United States U-20 Men's National Soccer Team at the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship starting all four games and scoring lone goal in 3-1 loss to Italy that eliminated the U.S.. He was also called up to the United States U-23 men's national soccer team for the 2008 CONCACAF Men's Pre-Olympic Tournament, which qualified the Americans for the 2008 Summer Olympics.