Joe Barton (soccer)
|Full name||Joseph Barton|
|Date of birth||July 1, 1981|
|Place of birth||San Marcos, California, United States|
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|1999–2000||Point Loma Nazarene Sea Lions|
|2003||Los Angeles Galaxy||0||(0)|
|2006||Virginia Beach Mariners||1||(0)|
|2009||Los Angeles Legends||8||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 July 2009.
Barton played college soccer at Point Loma Nazarene University and California State University, Northridge, where he was named Big West Goalkeeper of the Year in 2002. and captured two First Team All Conference awards. Barton finished his career with the Matadors with a trip to the NCAA Men’s National Tournament with a record of 14-5-2.
Barton was drafted in sixth round of the 2003 MLS SuperDraft by Los Angeles Galaxy, but never played a senior game for the team and was released to the Atlanta Silverbacks of the USL First Division at the end of the season. Barton recorded five wins in 11 games for the Silverback before being released by the Silverbacks on March 30, 2006.
After a brief stint with the Virginia Beach Mariners, and having spent the 2007 season with Chivas USA's reserves, Barton signed with Los Angeles Legends in the USL Premier Development League for the 2009 season.