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Hunter Freeman Part Of Under-23 Men's National Team Headed To 2008 Olympics

CHARLOTTESVILLE The U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team clinched a berth to the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing on Thursday after defeating Canada, 3-0, at LP Field in Nashville, Tenn., in the semifinals of CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying.

Former Cavalier Hunter Freeman (2002-04), a current player for the New York Red Bulls, was named to the roster as a defender in January.

A native of Allen, Texas, Freeman was a first team National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) first team All-American in 2004, as well as a first team All-ACC selection for Virginia.

He joins a prestigious list of UVa Olympians that most recently includes Jeff Agoos, Chris Albright and Ben Olsen in 2000.


 

 

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