He began his soccer career at the Jewish Community Center and on the Columbus Torah Academy recreational Fédération internationale de football association team Amateur career
During his tenure at Bexley, he led the team to two state semi-final appearances, earning first team ALL-MSL as a junior, first team all-district, first team all-state and NSCAA all region as a senior. Friedman also played for the Crew Soccer Academy that finished 3rd at the Development Academy finals.
Friedman committed to Harvard University in 2010.
He played in fourteen games as a freshman, starting four and scoring the game-winning goal against the University of Massachusetts. He was named 2nd team All-Ivy League as well as named to the Academic All-Ivy League.
In 2013 Friedman helped Team United States of America capture the gold medal at the 2013 World Maccabiah Games in Israel, leading the tournament in assists. He scored on his penalty kick in the overtime shootout in the championship against Argentina.
Friedman signed as a Homegrown Player with Columbus Crew on January 8, 2014.
He was loaned out to their USL Pro affiliate Dayton Dutch Lions in March 2014. On November 18, 2014, the Crew declined his option.
He was a member of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus.