CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Matt Freese of the Harvard men's soccer team has chosen to forgo his final two years of NCAA eligibility, signing a pro contract with the Philadelphia Union as announced by the organization this morning (Dec. 21).
"I'm very excited for Matt to have signed with the Union and pursue his dreams of playing professionally" said Pieter Lehrer, the Virginia B. and James O. Welch Jr. '52 Head Coach for Harvard Men's Soccer.
Freese appeared in 16 games for the Crimson, 13 of them this past season. He racked up 1336:23 of playing time, posting a 1.82 career goals against average. In 13 outings during the 2018 season, Freese recorded a 1.57 goals against average and .778 save percentage.
Before Harvard, Freese competed at the Philadelphia Union Academy in 2016-17 and also played for the United States U19 national team. The Bryn Mawr, Pa. native has also trained with Manchester United.