A week after he revealed via Twitter that he wouldn’t be playing for New England this season, Revolution Re-Entry Process selection Hunter Freeman signed with the New York Cosmos (NASL) on Monday.
Freeman, who appeared in 19 games for the Colorado Rapids last season, was taken in Stage 2 of last December’s Re-Entry Process, along with former Los Angeles Galaxy forward Chad Barrett. Barrett came to terms with the Revolution on Monday.
“The chance to play in New York City was too good of an opportunity to pass up,” said Freeman in a statement. “I am excited to be a part of this project and help deliver the Cosmos back to the top of American soccer.”
Freeman’s guaranteed salary for the Rapids last season was listed at $110,000. Per MLS Rules, the Revolution were obligated to extend a genuine offer to the veteran defender after he was selected in Stage 2 of the Re-entry Process last December.
But on Feb. 4, Freeman took to Twitter to reveal that he was not going to join the Revolution this season.
For all you #Revs fans, I was looking forward to playing in your colors. Wish it could have worked out. I appreciate all of yalls support
— Hunter Freeman (@huntfree) February 5, 2013
It is unknown the amount New England offered him, and the Cosmos did not reveal the terms of their deal with Freeman.