Sounders FC Signs Barrett Image

RENTON, WASH. - Seattle Sounders FC selected forwards Chad Barrett and Corey Hertzog in Stage Two of the Major League Soccer Re-Entry Process today. Seattle now has the rights to both players and may negotiate new contracts.

Barrett, 28, was selected by Seattle with its first pick (13th overall) from the New England Revolution. A nine-year MLS veteran, he scored two goals with two assists in 19 appearances for the Revolution in 2013. Barrett began his professional career with the Chicago Fire in 2005, and joined Toronto FC in 2008. He spent two seasons with the LA Galaxy (2011-12) before New England selected him in the 2012 Re-Entry Process. Overall, he has scored 44 goals with 29 assists in 211 career appearances.

"Chad is a hard-working forward who has good experience in MLS," said Sporting Director Chris Henderson. "He has a nose for the goal and is able to play multiple positions. Chad has represented the USA at multiple levels, including a cap with the full team. Sigi has coached Chad in the past with the youth national team."

Hertzog, 23, was selected by Seattle with its second pick (32nd overall) from the Vancouver Whitecaps FC. A Generation adidas product out of Pennsylvania State University, Hertzog was drafted 13th overall by the New York Red Bulls in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft. He made five appearances over two seasons with the Red Bulls and started six of seven appearances for the Whitecaps in 2013, scoring one goal with one assist.

"Corey is a forward we followed while he was scoring goals at Penn State," said Henderson. "He has been a proven goal scorer in college and while on loan in the USL with Wilmington. His attacking movement is good and he has an instinct to find the ball in the penalty box."

Transaction: Seattle Sounders FC (MLS) - Selected FWD Chad Barrett and FWD Corey Hertzog in Stage Two of 2013 Re-Entry Process.

Position: Forward
Height: 5-11
Weight: 185
Birthdate: 4/30/1985
Birthplace (Citizenship): San Diego, California (USA)
Previous Clubs: Chicago Fire (2005-08), Toronto FC (2008-10), LA Galaxy (2011-12), New England Revolution (2013)

Position: Forward
Height: 6-0
Weight: 172
Birthdate: 8/1/1990
Birthplace (Citizenship): Reading, Pennsylvania (USA)
Previous Clubs: New York Red Bulls (2011-12), Vancouver Whitecaps FC (2013)



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