SEATTLE, WA - MAY 02: Chad Barrett #9 of the Los Angeles Galaxy heads the ball against Jeff Parke #31 of the Seattle Sounders at CenturyLink Field on May 2, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. The Sounders defeated the Galaxy 2-0. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
Chad Barrett has been loaned by the LA Galaxy to Norway's Valerenga through the end of the Norwegian 2012 season (according to @briansciaretta). Valerenga has the option to buy at the end of the loan. He is flying to Norway tomorrow, and will likely play in their Friday match.
Since the MLS Players Union released the 2012 player salaries (which was after the Cardozo/Lopes trade) the Galaxy have removed three players from the roster. Those players are crossed out on the list, and their contracts total $393, 588.33. They have added only Brian Rowe, who was making $33,750 as a pool keeper. In net salary that is still more than the maximum charge one player can have on the salary budget moved off the books over the course of the season.
The transfer window for MLS has closed, so MLS can no longer make international injuries. The Galaxy still have the option of taking someone on inside the league. No doubt about it, Barrett was making way too much for what he gave to the team (mostly cause of his seven years of service) and now the Galaxy have a 19 year old contributing more for much less.
Barrett's deal was reported as a loan with the option to buy. Whether that means he has one more year on his contract, or his contract is ending and this just gives Vålerenga exclusivity on him is unclear.
|Player Name||Base Salary ($)||Guaranteed Compensation ($)|
|David Junior Lopes||47,250.00||47,250.00|
|Leonardo Ribeiro da Silva||90,000.00||131,250.00|