"Chicago Fire midfielder Patrick Nyarko noticed a change in teammate Orr Barouch midway through last season: The 19-year-old was becoming "one of the guys."
On road trips, Barouch would go wherever his older teammates would go, he’d crack jokes, and his goofy side started to emerge.
"He got comfortable once he earned the respect of the team," Nyarko told MLSsoccer.com by phone recently from preseason camp in Ventura, Calif. "He’s one of the funniest kids. He’s just hilarious. I can laugh at whatever he says because it’s just funny. Even when he’s down or the mood of other players is down, he finds a way to make them laugh.""