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 33)
Place of birth San Diego, California, United States
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Forward
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 UCLA Bruins 43 (16)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2008 Chicago Fire 82 (18)
2008–2010 Toronto FC 65 (16)
2011–2012 LA Galaxy 45 (8)
2012Vålerenga (loan) 5 (0)
2013 New England Revolution 19 (2)
2014–2015 Seattle Sounders FC 44 (12)
2016 San Jose Earthquakes 20 (2)
2017 Real Salt Lake 3 (0)
Total 283 (58)
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 October 25, 2017
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of June 29, 2014

Chad Randall Barrett (born April 30, 1985) is a retired American soccer player who last played as a forward.



Born in San Diego, 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. He attended Southridge HS and played Club Soccer for Westside Metros in Beaverton Oregon


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 2013 MLS Re-Entry Draft by Seattle Sounders FC.[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]

On December 28, 2015, Barrett signed with San Jose Earthquakes as a free agent.[15]

On January 23, 2017, Barrett signed with Real Salt Lake as a free agent.[16] His option was declined at the end of the 2017 season.[17] He officially announced his retirement as an active player on his Instagram account on September 25, 2018.[18]


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.


Whilst recovering from injury Barrett and teammate David Horst would do live radio shows entitled 'the horse, the bear and the lion' which would be streamed on the RSL Facebook page.[19]

He previews and commentates on MLS matches for ESPN700 Sports in Salt Lake.[20]


Chicago Fire[edit]

Toronto FC[edit]

LA Galaxy[edit]

Seattle Sounders FC[edit]


  1. ^ "United steal three points". Puro Futbol Online. August 2, 2010. Archived from the original on April 23, 2009. Retrieved October 16, 2011.
  2. ^ "Barrett scores game-winning goal against Quakes". Puro Futbol Online. Archived from the original on April 23, 2009. Retrieved October 16, 2011.
  3. ^ "It took a while but TFC finally lands Barrett". The Star. Toronto.
  4. ^ Mallet, Peter (April 28, 2010). "Toronto Still Unbeaten Against Montreal". Retrieved May 11, 2010.
  5. ^ "Reds put out the Fire". May 8, 2010.
  6. ^ "TFC earns 1st Champions League Berth". August 4, 2010.
  7. ^ "Acquire Chad Barrett from Toronto FC". LA Galaxy. January 13, 2011. Retrieved October 16, 2011.
  8. ^ Luis Bueno (October 2, 2011). "Galaxy show character, find way to get job done vs. RSL". LA Galaxy. Retrieved October 16, 2011.
  9. ^ "Statistics". Retrieved October 16, 2011.
  10. ^ "Chad Barrett loaned to Norway's Vålerenga". Los Angeles Galaxy. July 30, 2012. Retrieved August 1, 2012.
  11. ^ "Califf, Casey among 14 picked in Stage 2 Re-Entry Draft". December 14, 2012.
  12. ^ "Revs sign forward Chad Barrett, defender Bilal Duckett". February 11, 2013.
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 9, 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-09.
  14. ^ "Seattle Sounders journeyman Chad Barrett saves the day in win over Sporting Kansas City". March 8, 2014.
  15. ^ "Earthquakes Sign Forward Chad Barrett".
  16. ^ "Real Salt Lake Signs Free Agent Forward Chad Barrett".
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  18. ^ Zeitlin, Dave. "Journeyman Chad Barrett announces retirement after 13-year MLS career," Major League Soccer (MLS), Wednesday, September 26, 2018. Retrieved September 27, 2018
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