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The young Israeli-born striker has been loaned back to the country of his birth as he searches for more time on the field.

The Chicago Fire announced Thursday that the club has loaned forward Orr Barouch to Israeli side Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv F.C. The 20-year-old Israeli-born striker will join the club in his birth nation immediately.

“This loan provides Orr with an opportunity to earn consistent playing time,” said Fire head coach Frank Klopas. “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.”

Barouch appeared in 28 league matches, tallying two goals and two assists during the 2011 MLS campaign after being brought in from Mexican side Tigres in March of last year.

This season has not been as kind to the youngster, who has only appeared nine times in the 2012 regular season.

Born in Haifa, Israel, Barouch has appeared five times for the Israeli U-21 national team.

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