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Full name  Orr Barouch
2008  Chivas USA
Weight  86 kg
Place of birth  Haifa, Israel
Name  Orr Barouch
Career start  2011
Playing position  Forward
Role  Footballer
Salary  44,000 USD (2012)
Number  27
Height  1.88 m

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Date of birth  (1991-11-29) 29 November 1991 (age 24)
Current team  Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv F.C. (Forward)
Similar People  Frank Klopas, Frank Yallop, Denis Hamlett, Amit Ben Shushan, Bob Bradley

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Orr Barouch (Hebrew: אור ברוך‎‎; born 29 November 1991) is an Israeli footballer who is currently a plays for Hapoel Petah Tikva in the second tier in the Israeli football league.


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Early life and career

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Barouch is Jewish, and was born in Haifa, Israel. He moved to the United States with his parents as a child. He grew up in Woodland Hills, California, attended El Camino Real High School and played in the youth ranks of Chivas USA. During the summer of 2009, Barouch was one of the athletes selected to tour Europe] with the SuperElite Discover Europe team of top youth soccer players based in America. While with Chivas he drew the interest of Belgian side Club Brugge. However, in 2009 he elected to sign with Mexico’s Tigres de la UANL. While with the Monterrey-based club, Barouch appeared in 24 youth team matches, scoring one goal, primarily as a left winger, and helped Tigres to a first-place finish in the Mexican U-20 Apertura tournament, but he never played for senior Tigres team.

Chicago Fire

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During the 2011 Major League Soccer preseason Barouch joined Chicago Fire on trial. Barouch became the third Israeli ever to play in the Major League Soccer, after Guy Melamed and Dedi Ben Dayan. Barouch impressed during his trial stint and was signed on loan from Tigres on 10 March 2011, with the American side holding an option to purchase his contract.

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He made his professional debut on 19 March 2011 in Chicago's 1–1 tie with FC Dallas on the opening day of the 2011 MLS season., and scored his first professional goal on 24 May in a 2–2 tie with Toronto FC. On 2 December 2011 Chicago Fire purchased the rights to Barouch from Tigres.

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On 13 September 2012 Chicago Fire announced it loaned Barouch to the Israeli club Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv for the remainder of the 2012 season.

Bnei Yehuda

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In August 2012, it was reported Bnei Yehuda purchased Orr Barouch for a fee of $400,000 signing the player to a four-year contract. However, there have not been any official announcements from either club confirming this.

On 14 February 2014 Chicago Fire announced Orr Barouch re-joined the team after a year and a half on loan with Bnei Yehuda.

After struggling for minutes in 2014, Barouch and Chicago mutually agreed to part ways on 11 June 2014.


Barouch grew up in Southern California and is a U.S. green card holder. While trialing with the Chicago Fire in February 2011, he was scouted by then U.S. under-20 coach Thomas Rongen in a preseason match vs. the New York Red Bulls at Lockhart Stadium in Ft. Lauderdale, FL a 4–1 win in which Barouch scored all four goals. Barouch claimed he was trying to gain his U.S. citizenship with the hopes of joining the U.S. U20 team in the 2011 FIFA World Championships in Colombia, but "hangups" coupled with the team's failure to qualify for the tournament put the plans on hold.

With his impressive play for the Fire, Barouch received his first call up and cap for the Israeli U-21 National Team in a 4–1 friendly loss against England U-21's on 5 September 2011. Barouch assisted on Israel's lone goal in the 25th minute.


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