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Chad Barrett On Loan In Norway, What This Means For Galaxy Roster

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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 ($) Guaranteed Compensation ($)
Chad Barrett 220,000.00 253,333.33
David Beckham 3,000,000.00 4,000,000.00
Andrew Boyens 62,500.00 65,783.33
Edson Buddle 255,000.00 255,000.00
Adam Cristman 75,000.00 75,000.00
A.J. DeLaGarza 90,000.00 112,500.00
Landon Donovan 2,400,000.00 2,400,000.00
Todd Dunivant 140,000.00 146,750.00
Sean Franklin 205,000.00 228,333.33
Rafael Garcia 33,750.00 33,750.00
Bill Gaudette 60,000.00 63,255.00
Brian Gaul 33,750.00 33,750.00
Omar Gonzalez 180,000.00 257,000.00
Hector Jimenez 44,000.00 44,000.00
Brian Jordan 55,000.00 55,000.00
Juninho 50,000.00 65,625.00
Robbie Keane 2,917,241.00 3,417,242.75
Dan Keat 46,200.00 68,700.00
David Junior Lopes 47,250.00 47,250.00
Mike Magee 124,135.00 126,635.00
Jack McBean 70,000.00 91,000.00
Tommy Meyer 44,000.00 57,750.00
Kyle Nakazawa 51,150.00 51,150.00
Pat Noonan 70,000.00 70,000.00
Brian Perk 76,000.00 110,100.00
Leonardo Ribeiro da Silva 90,000.00 131,250.00
Marcelo Sarvas 135,000.00 161,875.00
Josh Saunders 74,545.00 77,678.75
Michael Stephens 72,050.00 93,300.00
Jose Villareal 33,750.00 35,625.00
Kenny Walker 33,750.00 33,750.00

Brian Rowe's salary as a pool keeper was $33,750