|Full name||Diego Alejandro Barrera|
|Date of birth||March 25, 1987|
|Place of birth||Bogota, Colombia|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Playing position||Midfielder / Forward|
|2004–2006||Loyola Marymount Lions|
|2007||New Mexico Lobos|
|2006||San Fernando Valley Quakes||4||(1)|
|2007||Ventura County Fusion||8||(0)|
|2008||San Fernando Valley Quakes||13||(4)|
|2009–2010||Hollywood United Hitmen||11||(1)|
|2010||Ventura County Fusion||2||(1)|
|2011–2012||Syracuse Silver Knights (indoor)||13||(3)|
|2013||Stallion Sta. Lucia F.C.||9||(1)|
|March-June 2014||Team Socceroo||13||(7)|
|2005||United States U18|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:00, 11 June 2013 (UTC).
College and amateur
Barrera moved from his native Colombia to the United States as a small child, settling in Thousand Oaks, California. He attended Thousand Oaks High School, and played three years of college soccer at Loyola Marymount University, where he was named to the College Soccer News All-Freshman Third Team, the All-WCC second team and the WCC All-Freshman Team in his debut year in 2004. He transferred to the University of New Mexico prior to his senior year in 2007.
During his college career and beyond, Barrera played extensively with numerous Southern California teams in the USL Premier Development League, including the San Fernando Valley Quakes (twice), Hollywood United Hitmen and Ventura County Fusion (twice).
Barrera signed his first professional contract in March 2011, joining USL Pro club Wilmington Hammerheads. He made his professional debut on May 14, 2011, coming on as a second half substitute in a 3-1 win over F.C. New York.
After the season at Wilmington, he played professional indoor soccer with the Syracuse Silver Knights in the MISL, before returning to California. Barrera then joined his home town based team , amateur side Cal FC in the USASA-affiliated La Gran Liga de Oxnard based in Oxnard, California.
Married in 2014 .
Diego's younger brother, Danny Barrera, is also a professional soccer player.