The LA Galaxy have known for months that they would have to find a way to get Chad Barrett off their payroll in order to fit all the salaries they had compiled on their roster for 2012, and on Monday it appears they have finally found a way to make that move happen.
The Galaxy have sent Barrett on loan to Valarenga for the remainder of the 2012 MLS season, Galaxy writer Adam Serrano confirmed on Monday night. By sending Barrett out on loan, they take the remaining portion of his $253,333 in guaranteed compensation off the team's salary budget, something sources told SBI the Galaxy had to do in order to make their salary budget compliant to league rules.
Barrett had become expendable with the shifting of Landon Donovan to forward and presence of Edson Buddle. He managed one goal and three assists in 18 league appearances this season.