FOXBORO, MA - JUNE 18: Franco Coria #2 and Pat Phelan #28 of the New England Revolution try to keep the ball from Orr Barouch #5 of the Chicago Fire at Gillette Stadium on June 18, 2011 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Gail Oskin/Getty Images)
The Chicago Fire have loaned forward Orr Barouch to Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv F.C., allowing Barouch to play in his home country of Israel.
The Chicago Fire will loan forward Orr Barouch to Israeli team Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv F.C., allowing the 20-year old striker to play in his home country. Terms of the deal, in accordance with MLS and club policy, were not disclosed.
Fire head coach Frank Klopas highlighted the benefits to both sides:
"This loan provides Orr with an opportunity to earn consistent playing time. Orr was interested in playing in Israel and Bnei Yehuda was a good fit. We look forward to monitoring Orr's progress and development while he is playing in Israel."
Between the 2011 and 2012 seasons, Barouch has appeared in 35 games for Chicago. In those 35 games, he has two goals from 26 shots and one assist.
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