Matt Freese

Matt Freese (born September 2, 1998) is an American soccer player who plays for Philadelphia Union in Major League Soccer.

Matt Freese
Personal information
Full name Matthew Freese
Date of birth (1998-09-02) September 2, 1998
Place of birth Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Philadelphia Union
Number 1
Youth career
2016–2017 Philadelphia Union
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017–2018 Harvard Crimson 16 (0)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017 Bethlehem Steel 0 (0)
2019– Philadelphia Union 6 (0)
2019–Bethlehem Steel (loan) 8 (0)
National team
2017 United States U19 0 (0)
2019– United States U23 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 21, 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of November 27, 2019

He also holds German passport.[1][2]


Freese appeared on the bench as an amateur player for United Soccer League side Bethlehem Steel FC during their 2017 season after coming through the Philadelphia Union academy. He then went on to play college soccer at Harvard University in 2017 and 2018.[3]

On December 21, 2018, it was announced that Freese would leave Harvard early and join Philadelphia Union at the beginning of their 2019 season.[1][4]

Freese made his MLS debut on April 19, 2019, coming on as a 54th minute substitute for Andre Blake in a 3–0 home win against the Montreal Impact.

International Career

Freese has represented the United States at the U-19 and U-23 levels.


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