SANDY, Utah (Monday, January 23, 2017) – Real Salt Lake announced on Monday that the club has signed free agent FW Chad Barrett, bringing the 12-year MLS veteran to his seventh club since coming to the league in 2005.
“Chad is a hard-working competitor with a nose for the goal,” RSL General Manager Craig Waibel said. “He’s proven throughout his career that he can be an impact player either as a starter or off the bench and we’re happy to add him to the locker room.”
Barrett, 31, ranks 35th on the all-time MLS scoring list with 58 goals, also adding 31 assists in 275 career matches. Among active MLS players, he ranks seventh in the league in scoring. He was originally drafted by the Chicago Fire in 2005, where he stayed until a midseason trade to Toronto FC in 2008. In 2011, he moved to the LA Galaxy, followed by the New England Revolution in 2013, Seattle Sounders FC in 2014 and the San Jose Earthquakes in 2016.
His best season came in his split campaign in 2008, totaling nine goals and seven assists in 29 games between Chicago and Toronto. He scored seven goals in four other seasons, including the 2014 season with the Supporters’ Shield-winning Sounders. Last season with San Jose, he had two goals and one assist in 20 appearances, 17 of which came off the bench for the Earthquakes.
Transaction: Real Salt Lake signs FW Chad Barrett.