Freeman had the following to say about his decision to return:
"Being part of the Cosmos reboot and winning the Soccer Bowl during our first season back was a tremendous achievement for me personally. I truly feel like we’re building something special here, so I wanted to come back and help continue that. My family also loves being in New York and we’re looking forward to 2014 with the team."
Freeman started 13 times for the club last fall, including the victory over Atlanta in the Soccer Bowl. He was one of the primary set piece takers, though he didn't find the back of the net in 2013. He collected five yellow cards and a straight red last season, so reducing the frequency with which he collects cards in 2014 would be nice.
Prior to joining the Cosmos, Freeman spent time with the Colorado Rapids, New York Red Bulls, Houston Dynamo, Toronto FC, and IK Start. The 29-year old was the seventh overall pick of the 2005 MLS Superdraft.