Wade Barrett

Wade Barrett
Wade Barrett
Wade Barrett
Real Name: Wade Barrett
HT: 5' 8" WT: 150
Age: 44 (06/23/1976)
Birthplace: Virginia Beach, VA
Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA

MLS experience

2009: Battled injuries but appeared in 12 games, making 11 starts … Started first eight matches before leaving game with calf injury on 5/3 at NE … Returned to starting lineup with 90-minute performance in 3-1 win at FCD on 6/13 … Did not play again until 90-minute performance in 3-2 win vs. CHI on 8/9 … Playoffs: Played all 120 minutes at LA on 11/13 … 08-09 Champions League: Started both legs of quarterfinal series vs. Atlante … Open Cup: Did not appear … 09-10 Champions League: Started four of six Champions League games.

2008: Team captain with incredible stamina started 26 games at left back … Recorded 200th career MLS start on 4/12 at KC … Missed first MLS game since 7/26/06 (59 games) on 5/28 at FCD with adductor strain … Returned from four-game absence in 0-0 tie at COL on 6/21 … Made 100th Dynamo start at DC on 7/23, the first player to reach that milestone … Playoffs: Played full 90 minutes in first leg at NY on 11/1 but left the game at halftime in second leg vs. NY on 11/9 … Champions' Cup: Played every minute of quarterfinal vs. Municipal and semifinal vs. Saprissa … SuperLiga: Notched first assist in exactly one year in win vs. Atlante on 7/12, setting up Stuart Holden … Played every minute of all five games … Scored in championship game shootout at NE on 8/5 … Champions League: Played all 90 minutes in first four games before sitting out both Firpo matches.

2007: Again led the team by starting every game at left back and playing 2,649 of a possible 2,700 minutes … Registered two assists … Played a one-two to set up Brad Davis for his first of three goals in 4-0 win vs. CHV on 6/21 … Crossed to set up Stuart Holden's goal in 4-0 win at CHI on 7/12 … Playoffs: Played every minute of the postseason and received a yellow card in the MLS Cup final … Champions' Cup: Went the distance in all four matches and earned a yellow card in the first leg at Puntarenas on 2/21 … SuperLiga: Played 90 minutes in all three group stage matches … Played all 120 minutes of the semifinal vs. Pachuca on 8/14 and converted the opening penalty kick in the shootout with a right-footed shot down the center.

2006: Started all 31 games for which he was eligible, playing 2,756 minutes, the most of any field player … Had three assists … Assisted with Dwayne De Rosario on Brian Ching's first goal in inaugural game against COL on 4/2 … Second assist of season was to Ryan Cochrane in 85th minute of 1-1 tie vs. NE on 5/27 … Third assist was to Dwayne De Rosario in the 55th minute of a 1-1 draw with CHV on 6/28 … Ejected on 7/22 vs. NE after receiving two yellow cards … Playoffs: Started all four games … Open Cup: Started all three games as Dynamo reached semifinals.

2005: Earthquakes team captain started and played in 30 games after returning to the team after playing in Europe … Only missed matches to be with the U.S. national team and because of injury suffered while with U.S. … Scored one goal and registered two assists … Played 2,664 minutes, most since 1999 … Started and played 90 minutes in first game as Quakes captain on 4/2 vs. NE … Earned first assist of the season on 5/25 at COL … Scored first MLS goal since 5/4/02 on 6/18 vs. RSL and received a yellow card … Playoffs: Started both legs against LA … Open Cup: Scored game-winner in 2-0 win 8/3 over Portland.

2002: For first time in career named an MLS All-Star and a member of the MLS Best XI … Finalist for MLS Defender of the Year … Started and played every minute of every game … One of only four players in league to start all 28 games … Finished third in minutes played in MLS with 2,555 … Scored one goal and matched career high with six assists … Playoffs: Played 90 minutes on 9/25 vs. CLB and on 9/28 at CLB … Champions' Cup: Played 90 minutes vs. Olimpia on 3/13 at Orange Bowl … Received yellow card vs. Olimpia on 3/16 at Sheldon Stadium … Played 90 minutes on 4/17 at Pachuca and on 4/24 vs. Pachuca … Open Cup: Played full 109 minutes on 7/17 at Seattle … Played full 101 minutes vs. LA on 8/7.

2001: Rebounded from an injury-plagued 2000 season to become one of the strongest left backs in MLS … Started 23 games … Scored one goal and registered six assists … Scored first goal of the season on 5/19 vs. MET … Playoffs: Made MLS playoff debut, starting and playing 90 minutes on 9/22 at CLB … Notched first two career playoff assists on 9/26 vs. CLB … Played 90 minutes and registered an assist on 10/14 vs. MIA … Played full 94 minutes on 10/17 in overtime semifinal victory at MIA … Played full 96 minutes in MLS Cup overtime final victory against LA?at Columbus Crew Stadium.

2000: Rising star had third MLS season decimated by repeated groin injuries … Played in only three matches (two starts) … Missed a total of 28 matches due to injury and had two surgeries … First underwent surgery for a sports hernia on 3/24 before the season opener and was taken off the injured reserve list on 5/10 … Missed the first eight games of the season before starting and playing 45 minutes in 2000 debut at CHI on 5/13 … After making final appearance at LA on 5/27, went back on the injured reserve list on 6/24 … Missed remainder of season after having his second surgery of the year on 7/14 to fix a left groin problem.

1999: Played all 90 minutes in 31 of 32 games for San Jose and led team in minutes played (2,790) … Tied for third in scoring with 10 points (one goal and eight assists) … Scored lone goal of season at FCD on 5/15 … Had a two-assist game vs. MIA on 9/19 … Missed only game of season at MET on 9/22 due to suspension.

1998: Selected by San Jose in first round (12th overall pick) of MLS SuperDraft … As rookie, played in 26 games, starting 22 … Split time between defense and midfield and had two goals and two assists … Made MLS debut vs. COL on 3/28, playing final 15 minutes … Made first MLS start vs. CHI on 4/11, playing 90 minutes…Scored first MLS goal vs. NE on 5/3 … Scored second goal at FCD on 9/13 … Registered first MLS assist on 5/9 at COL … Missed three games due to injury.


Other Pro Experience

Played for AGF Aarhus in Danish SuperLiga in 2002-03 and 2003-04 … Fixture at left back for Aarhus and helped them avoid relegation … Played in 19 games in 2003-04 for Aarhus … Loaned from Aarhus to Norway's Fredrikstad Football Club for the first part of 2004-05 season.



United States international (2 caps) … 2007: Saw action in one game for national team, appearing as a substitute in the 0-0 tie vs. Guatemala 3/28 at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, Texas … 2005: Invited to national team camp for World Cup qualifier on 10/8 but did not play in 3-0 loss to Costa Rica due to injury … 2002: Earned first cap for senior national team on 11/17 vs. El Salvador at RFK Stadium, playing 90 minutes at left back … Youth: Played with U.S. U-21 and U-20 national teams in 1994-95 … Scored four goals in three games with U-20 team during CONCACAF qualifying tournament in Honduras in 1994.



Had 38 goals and 26 assists in four years (1994-97) at College of William & Mary … NSCAA All-American first team and Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Year in 1997 … CAA All-conference first team all four years.


Youth Club

Virginia Beach Soccer Club, Beach FC



Married wife Haley in 2005 … Three-time winner (1998-99, 2002) of San Jose's Geneva McAlavey Memorial Award for community service … In 2002 and 2005 sponsored Rose Garden Turkey Trot (5K Race) in San Jose along with sister Meredith … Parade All-American and State Player of the Year at First Colonial High School in Virginia in 1993 … Earned bachelor of arts degree in economics at William & Mary, completing graduation requirements on long-distance basis while playing with San Jose … An avid reader whose favorite authors include Neil Gaiman, Tom Robbins, and Christopher Moore … First soccer coach at age 5 was a NATO officer from Norway.




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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2009Houston Dynamo121109400106030
2008Houston Dynamo26260232802118030
2007Houston Dynamo30300264923211220
2006Houston Dynamo313102756314525611
2005San Jose Earthquakes30301266424228120
2002San Jose Earthquakes28281255569524040
2001San Jose Earthquakes24231212565222110
2000San Jose Earthquakes3201630114010
1999San Jose Clash313112790820663150
1998San Jose Clash262221921212631021
Career Totals-24123462089129713023211242
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