Galaxy loans Barrett to Valerenga

The Los Angeles Galaxy agreed to loan forward Chad Barrett to Norwegian side Valerenga in a deal that runs into November.

Barrett trained with Valerenga earlier this month and heads to Norway after scoring eight goals with eight assists in 45 games with L.A. since joining the club from Toronto FC in January 2011.

The 27-year-old scored one goal and added three assists for the Galaxy in 18 games this season, and he joins a Valerenga side that sits in sixth place in the Norwegian Tippeligaen with 13 games to play.