Born Chad Randall Barrett on April 30, 1985, Barrett is a forward for the Los Angeles Galaxy. He played college soccer while attending UCLA but later signed up for a Generation Adidas contract with MLS. He has also played for the US Team various youth US national teams. He made his debut for the men’s national soccer team on June 22, 2008 as a substitute in the second half in the match against Barbados. Barrett lives in Los Angeles, California.
He was drafted by the Chicago Fire at the 2005 MLS Super Draft. He showed an impressive performance in his 2007 season with the Fire, where he scored seven goals, among them one of the key goals in the team’s victory at D.C. United in the first round of the playoffs.
One of the most prolific players in terms of goals, Barrett led the Chicago Fire in goals for two years. He accumulated 18 league goals with his time with the Chicago Fire. It was also during his stay with the team that he won the 2006 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup.
Barrett was traded to the Toronto FC in 2008 and signed an extension contract with team in September 2008. He scored the first goal for 2010 that helped the team make the 2-1 win over the Montreal Impact in the opening game of the Canadian Championship. Barrett played against his former team on May 8, 2010, helping Toronto make the 4-1 win over the Fire. He was traded to the LA Galaxy in January 2011.