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Hunter Freeman starts to work on life after soccer

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Hunter Freeman had an excellent season for the New York Cosmos, starting every match but the meaningless finale in San Antonio, and generally playing very well while on the pitch. Now that the season is over, however, Freeman is ready to try something new.

ONE World Sports announced on Monday that Freeman will be joining JP Dellacamera in the booth this offseason, to call eight games of the AFC Asian Cup:

JP Dellacamera and New York Cosmos defender Hunter Freeman will call eight of the matches live, including the tournament opener, the semi-finals and the Championship Final.

Dellacamera is the voice of the New York Cosmos on ONE World Sports. Over the course of three decades, Dellacamera has called soccer matches for ABC, ESPN, FOX and MSG, among other TV networks; he was also the voice of NBC’s 2004 Olympics soccer coverage. This summer, he called the 2014 World Cup for ESPN Radio.

Freeman, whose decade-long pro soccer career included the 2007-2008 season with the New York Red Bulls, joined the Cosmos upon the team’s 2013 re-launch. This is his first national broadcast assignment.

Freeman's presence in the booth will certainly add intrigue to the tournament, and probably makes it a must watch for Cosmos' fans needing something to do this winter. The tournament kicks off on January 9, and will run unti the 31st of that same month.