Chad Barrett

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Chad Barrett
Chad Barrett TFC 2010.jpg
Barrett playing for Toronto FC in 2010
Personal information
Full name Chad Randall Barrett
Date of birth (1985-04-30) April 30, 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth San Diego, California, United States
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Seattle Sounders FC
Number 19
Youth career
2003–2004 UCLA Bruins
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2008 Chicago Fire 82 (18)
2008–2010 Toronto FC 65 (16)
2011–2012 LA Galaxy 45 (8)
2012 Vålerenga (loan) 5 (0)
2013 New England Revolution 19 (2)
2014– Seattle Sounders FC 26 (7)
National team
2003 United States U18 4 (0)
2004–2005 United States U20 19 (9)
2008 United States U23 3 (0)
2008 United States 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of December 7, 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of June 29, 2014

Chad Randall Barrett (born April 30, 1985) is an American soccer player who currently plays for Seattle Sounders FC in Major League Soccer.



Born in San Diego, California, Barrett played two seasons of college soccer at UCLA, and led the team in assists his second year. He chose to forgo the rest of his college career, signing a Generation adidas contract with MLS.


Chicago Fire drafted Barrett with the third overall pick of the 2005 MLS SuperDraft, and he quickly established himself as a starter for the Fire during the 2007 season, scoring seven goals. He scored a key goal in the Fire's win at D.C. United in the first round of the playoffs.

Barrett is known for his workman-like play. In his three seasons with Chicago, he led the team in goals two years, and was second the other. Not known for a great first touch, his industrious play resulted in eighteen league goals in his time in Chicago where the often more heralded Calen Carr failed to impress.[1]

With the Chicago Fire, Barrett won the 2006 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

On April 12, 2008, Barrett led Chicago Fire over San Jose Earthquakes 1–0 in front of 20,038 fans at the Earthquakes home opener at McAfee Coliseum. Barrett tallied the game-winning goal in the ninth minute,[2] while Fire goalkeeper Jon Busch recorded eight saves in his second shutout of the season.

He, along with a first-round pick in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft and allocation money, was traded to Toronto FC on July 25, 2008, in exchange for the rights to Brian McBride.[3] Barrett signed a 4-year contract extension with Toronto FC on September 1, 2008.

On April 28, 2010, Barrett scored his first goal of the 2010 season, the second goal in a 2–0 win over Montreal Impact during the opening game of the 2010 Canadian Championship [4] On May 8, 2010, Barrett added his first league goals of the season, scoring a pair in Toronto's 4–1 win over his former team Chicago Fire.[5]

In the 2010–11 CONCACAF Champions League Preliminary Round tie against C.D. Motagua, Barrett scored two goals (one in each leg), helping Toronto F.C. to a 3–2 aggregate win.[6]

Barrett was traded to LA Galaxy on January 13, 2011 in exchange for future considerations.[7] On October 2, 2011, Barrett scored his 40th career goal in a 2–1 over Real Salt Lake.[8] This goal placed Barrett in the top 50 MLS scorers of all-time.[9]

After a brief trial, Barrett was loaned to Norwegian club Vålerenga on July 30, 2012.[10]

Los Angeles declined Barrett's contract option for 2013 and he elected to enter the 2012 MLS Re-Entry Draft. On December 14, 2012, Barrett was selected in stage two of the draft by New England Revolution with the number 4 overall pick.[11] He later officially signed a deal with the club on February 11, 2013.[12]

On December 18, 2013, Barrett was picked up in the second stage of the MLS re-entry draft by the Seattle Sounders.[13] On March 8, 2014, in the Sounders season opener against Sporting KC, Barrett scored the game-winning goal in stoppage time with the game ending 1-0.[14]


Barrett has played for various youth United States national teams. He was a key player on the Under-20 team at the 2005 World Youth Championship and was named to the U-23 men's national team for 2008 Olympic qualifying.

He made his debut for the United States men's national soccer team on June 22, 2008, coming on as a second-half substitute in a World Cup qualifier against Barbados.


Chicago Fire[edit]

Toronto FC[edit]

LA Galaxy[edit]

Seattle Sounders FC[edit]

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