Chad Barson

Chad Barson
21
Defender
  • Columbus Crew
  • 5' 10"
  • 170 lbs.
  • 25-02-1991
  • Columbus, OH

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2014 (Crew) - through matches played on September 13: Has made 10 appearances -- including eight starts -- on the backline ... has started five matches at rightback and three at leftback ... made his season debut as a sub against Philadelphia in the Crew’s 2-1 home-opener win (March 22) ... made his first start of the season in the match at Portland (May 17), starting at leftback, and started there again in the next match in the 2-0 shutout victory against Chicago (May 24) ... played a third consecutive match at leftback in a start at Toronto FC (May 31) ... started at rightback against FC Dallas (6/29) ... came on as a second- half substitute at rightback at Colorado (July 4) and started there in the club’s next four League matches ... started at rightback in the Crew’s international friendly vs. Crystal Palace FC (July 23) ... Barson made two appearances -- including one start -- on the backline in the 2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup tournament ... he was a substitute in the 2-1 win over Indy Eleven in the Fourth Round (June 17) and started at centerback in the Fifth Round loss at Chicago (June 25). 

2013 (Crew): The Homegrown Player made 20 appearances, including 18 starts, and recorded one assist for the Black & Gold in his rookie season. He made his MLS debut in an appearance at leftback at Toronto (May 18) and made his first MLS start at rightback at Houston (June 1), becoming the third Crew Homegrown Player in club history to start. Barson started 15 times at rightback and made three starts and two substitute appearances at leftback. He started eight consecutive League matches from June 1 to July 20, including three consecutive starts at leftback beginning with the match at LA (July 4). After starting in the international friendly against Wigan Athletic (July 13) he returned to the starting lineup at rightback for three straight matches against New York (August 10), Toronto (August 17) and Real Salt Lake (August 24). He then returned with a start against Houston (September 4) and made a sliding goal-line clearance in the first minute of action en-route to a 2-0 victory. Barson later ecorded his first career assist in the 4-2 win at FC Dallas (September 29). He made five starts on the backline in MLS Reserve League action and recorded one assist on Ben Speas’ goal against New York (May 4). In Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup action, he started once at rightback in the Third Round win against Dayton Dutch Lions (May 29).


COLLEGE EXPERIENCE

The defender appeared and started in all but two matches of his college career (93 of 95 games) in four seasons at the University of Akron and was a part of the 2010 National Championship squad in 2010. In his second season as team captain as a senior in 2012, Barson earned NSCAA All-America First Team, Top Drawer Soccer's (TDS) Team of the Season Second Team, All-MAC First Team honors and was one of four Zips to be named to the CoSIDA Academic All-American team for the second straight season with a 3.99 GPA as a biology major. Barson finished his career as a three-time Academic All-American, which matches teammate David Meves as the most honors in program history. The veteran was a  leader on a unit that produced 16 shutouts in his final season, including eight straight from September 14 to October 16, the second-highest total in school history and tied for the 13th-highest total in NCAA history. As a junior he was also All-MAC First Team, Academic All-MAC and All-Ohio team honors in 2011. Barson started all 23 games for the Zips at central defender as a junior, helping lead Akron to 11 shutouts on the year while limiting opponents to one or fewer goals in a game 19 times. As a sophmore in 2010, Barson earned Academic All-America Second Team, All-MAC First Team and Academic All-MAC honors, starting all 25 games for the Zips. Barson led Akron's NCAA Championship winning squad with 2,254 minutes in 2010. That year, he recorded the game-winning team save in the final minutes of the NCAA Championship game against Louisville; a match UA won 1-0 to clinch its first team National Championship in any sport. Barson finished with two goals and an assist from his center back position in 2010. As a result, he was called up by the U.S. U-20 National Team at the end of March for a pair of competitions. As a freshman in 2009, Barson started all 25 games to earn Soccer America All-Freshman Second Team and College Soccer News All-Freshman Second Team status. He was a key contributer on a defense unit that set school records for goals-against-average (0.27) and shutouts (19) in his first season.

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

Barson starred on multiple U.S. national teams, including the U-18s, U-17s and U-15s. The Lewis Center native spent two semesters in the U.S. U-17 Residency program in Bradenton, Fla.

YOUTH EXPERIENCE

As a senior, Barson was named to the 2008 Parade All-American team. The defender was two-time NSCAA Youth All-American and 2008 all-state second team honoree for Div. I at Olentangy High School.

ACQUIRED

Barson was signed as a Homegrown Player on January 10, 2013

PERSONAL

Barson is the son of William and Darlene Barson. During his time off the field, Barson enjoys being outdoors, cooking healthy meals and exercising. His favorite movies include “Happy Gilmore,” “Heavyweights,” “Remember the Titans” and “Zoolander.” If Barson is listening to music, there’s a good chance that he’s listening to his favorite bands: Bruno Mars, Bastille, The Script and Mumford and Sons. The Columbus  native’s favorite place he’s traveled to is Japan, and would like to travel to another coastal country, Greece. The 22-year old has traveled heavily during his life as he’s played soccer on every continent except Africa and Antarctica. Barson is a supporter of La Liga’s FC Barcelona, as well as Ohio State University athletics, and his favorite soccer player is FC Barcelona defender Carles Puyol. His favorite soccer memory is winning the 2010 NCAA National Championship at the University of Akron. 

 

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Year Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
2014 Columbus Crew 11 8 0 734 0 3 2 10 0 0 0
2013 Columbus Crew 20 18 0 1612 1 3 0 14 0 0 0
Career Totals 31 26 0 2346 1 6 2 24 0 0 0

2014 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Columbus Crew 11 8 0 734 0 3 2 10 0 0 0

2013 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Columbus Crew 20 18 0 1612 1 3 0 14 0 0 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves

Regular Season Game Log

Fecha Match Result Appearance MINS G A SHT SOG FC FS Y R
9/20/2014 NE @ CLB W 0-1 Subbed On 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/13/2014 CLB @ HOU T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/7/2014 CHV @ CLB W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/30/2014 CLB @ MTL L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/23/2014 HOU @ CLB W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/16/2014 LA @ CLB W 1-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/9/2014 TOR @ CLB L 3-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/2/2014 CLB @ CHI T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/26/2014 CLB @ NE W 2-1 Started 83 0 0 1 1 3 2 0 0
7/19/2014 MTL @ CLB W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
7/16/2014 KC @ CLB L 2-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
7/12/2014 CLB @ NY L 1-4 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
7/4/2014 CLB @ COL T 1-1 Subbed On 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/29/2014 DAL @ CLB T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
6/7/2014 CLB @ DC T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/4/2014 RSL @ CLB T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/31/2014 CLB @ TOR L 2-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
5/24/2014 CHI @ CLB W 0-2 Started 87 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
5/17/2014 CLB @ POR T 3-3 Started 90 0 0 1 1 3 2 0 0
5/10/2014 VAN @ CLB L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/7/2014 CLB @ HOU L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/4/2014 CLB @ KC L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/26/2014 NY @ CLB T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/19/2014 DC @ CLB T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/13/2014 CLB @ SJ T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/5/2014 TOR @ CLB L 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/29/2014 CLB @ SEA W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/22/2014 PHI @ CLB W 1-2 Subbed On 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
3/8/2014 CLB @ DC W 3-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/27/2013 NE @ CLB L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/19/2013 CLB @ NE L 2-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
10/5/2013 KC @ CLB L 1-0 Started 82 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/29/2013 CLB @ DAL W 4-2 Started 75 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0
9/21/2013 CHI @ CLB W 0-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
9/14/2013 CLB @ MTL W 2-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/7/2013 CLB @ KC L 0-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
9/4/2013 HOU @ CLB W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0
8/31/2013 SEA @ CLB L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/24/2013 CLB @ RSL L 0-4 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
8/17/2013 TOR @ CLB W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/10/2013 NY @ CLB W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
8/3/2013 CLB @ HOU L 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/27/2013 CLB @ TOR L 1-2 Subbed On 11 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
7/20/2013 NE @ CLB L 2-0 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
7/7/2013 POR @ CLB W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
7/4/2013 CLB @ LA L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
6/29/2013 CLB @ KC L 2-3 Started 89 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
6/22/2013 CHI @ CLB L 2-1 Started 88 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
6/15/2013 MTL @ CLB W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
6/5/2013 CLB @ PHI L 0-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0
6/1/2013 HOU @ CLB T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
5/26/2013 CLB @ NY T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/18/2013 CLB @ TOR W 1-0 Subbed On 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/11/2013 COL @ CLB L 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/4/2013 NY @ CLB L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/27/2013 DC @ CLB W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/20/2013 CLB @ CHI L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/14/2013 CLB @ MTL T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/6/2013 PHI @ CLB T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/23/2013 CLB @ DC W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/16/2013 SJ @ CLB T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/9/2013 CLB @ VAN L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/2/2013 CLB @ CHV W 3-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves