is a former professional soccer player who played 18 times for the Jamaica national football team
The Jamaica national football team is the national team of Jamaica and is controlled by the Jamaica Football Federation. After decades in CONCACAF obscurity, they gained many fans throughout the world after they qualified for the 1998 FIFA World Cup...
After beginning his pro career in 1988 with the Ottawa Intrepid
Ottawa Pioneers/Intrepid was the name of the Canadian Soccer League entry from the National Capital Region from 1987-1989 Ottawa, Ontario....
of the Canadian Soccer League. He then joined the Montreal Impact
Montreal Impact was a Canadian professional soccer club based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Founded in 1992, the team played in the North American Soccer League , the second tier of the American Soccer Pyramid until the 2011 season. The owner Joey Saputo now operates the MLS team Montreal ImpactThe...
in 1993 and was part of the team’s starting eleven when the Impact beat the Colorado Foxes
The Colorado Foxes were a professional soccer team, based in Commerce City, Colorado, that played in the APSL between 1990 and 1997. The Foxes won two APSL titles, in 1992 and 1993. When Major League Soccer started and the Colorado Rapids became the region's premier team, the Foxes tried to stay...
1-0 in the playoff final and won the 1994 league championship. He also helped Montreal win the regular-season titles in 1995, 1996, and 1997.
In 1995 Barker won the Giuseppe Saputo Trophy and was picked on the league’s first all-star team in 1995. In 1999 Barker was transferred to Impact rivals the Toronto Lynx
Toronto Lynx is a Canadian soccer team based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Founded in 1997, the team plays in the USL Premier Development League , the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid, in the Great Lakes Division of the Central Conference....
where he gave new impetus to his career when he moved from the forward position to that of defender.
He left the Lynx in 2001 to join the Impact again where he helped the team win their second League Championship in 2004 against the Seattle Sounders
Seattle Sounders was an American professional soccer team founded in 1994 as a member of the American Professional Soccer League. In 1997, the team became a member of the USL First Division, the second tier of the United States soccer pyramid, until 2008, after which the majority of the team's...
He retired as a player following the 2004 season, was third in Impact history for games played (190), as well as second for goals scored (34).
He was assistant coach with the Impact in 2005, helping the team win the regular-season title.
On 24 July 2007 he was appointed the head coach of the men's Concordia University
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