Dynamo sign defender Hunter Freeman

Houston acquires rights from New York, signs Texas native

The Houston Dynamo announced today they have acquired
defender and Texas
native Hunter Freeman. The Dynamo acquired Freeman’s rights in a trade with the
New York Red Bulls, and he has signed a multi-year contract. Per team and
league policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Freeman will be formally introduced
at a 2:30 p.m. press conference today at the Dynamo offices.

GET MORE: Hunter Freeman player bio

In
the trade, the Dynamo sent allocation money to New York
in exchange for the rights to Freeman, who left MLS after the 2008 season to
play for IK Start in Norway,
and New York’s
natural third-round pick in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft.

“I’m
very happy to acquire Hunter,” Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear said. “I’ve
always liked the way he plays. He can play on the left or right, he likes to
attack, and I enjoyed his company when I worked with him on a Generation adidas
trip. So I’m happy to see him come back to MLS and playing for us.”

Freeman,
who will turn 26 in January, was born in Tyler, Texas, and grew up in Allen, northeast of Dallas. He spent two years
in the U.S. U-17 residency program in Bradenton,
Fla., and three years at the University of Virginia.
Freeman signed a Generation adidas contract with Major League Soccer and was
taken with the No. 7 overall pick of the 2005 MLS SuperDraft. The Dynamo are
his fourth MLS club, following the Colorado Rapids, New York Red Bulls, and
Toronto FC.

The Houston Dynamo are a
Major League Soccer club that has won two MLS Cup championships in its first five
seasons and represented the United States in international competition four
consecutive years from 2007-10. For more information, log on to www.HoustonDynamo.com
or call (713) 276-7500.

-Forever Orange-

HUNTER FREEMAN
Position: Defender
Height: 5’11” Weight: 170 lbs.
Date of Birth: January 8, 1985
Birthplace: Tyler,
Texas
Hometown: Allen,
Texas
Citizenship: United
States
College: University
of Virginia
Last Club: IK Start (Norway)
How Acquired: Signed on December 17,
2010 after rights were traded from New York for allocation money.