Barrett opened his 2015 scoring account with a pair of goals that propelled Sounders FC to a 2-0 Cascadia Cup victory over Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Saturday. The brace was Barrett’s first since May 8, 2010, when he scored twice in Toronto FC’s 4-1 win over the Chicago Fire.
With starting striker Obafemi Martins sidelined by injury, Sounders FC coach Sigi Schmid tabbed Barrett to start alongside U.S. international Clint Dempsey. The 30-year-old, making his second start of the season, wasted no time making his presence felt on the pitch. In the fifth minute, Barrett sped past a pair of Vancouver defenders, chased down a perfectly weighted through ball from Dempsey, and flicked a right-footed shot past David Ousted to give Seattle a 1-0 lead.
Seattle Sounders FC returns to action this Saturday when it hosts Sporting Kansas City at CenturyLink Field at 10:00 p.m. ET on MLS LIVE.