There just seems to be a revolving door at New York City FC these days.

Gabriel Segal will play for Hapoel Tel Aviv. (Photo courtesy of NYCFC)

There just seems to be a revolving door at New York City FC these days.

City announced on Monday that it had loaned forward Gabriel Segal to Israeli Premier League side Hapoel Tel Aviv Football Club through June 30, 2024.

The Bethesda, Md. native joined the MLS club in January from FC Köln in Germany. Segal made 10 appearances and scored two goals, both being stoppage time equalizers.    

“This is a great opportunity for Gabe to continue his development in a highly competitive European competition,” NYCFC sporting director David Lee said in a statement. “Gabe has had a strong rookie season with us and showed potential for the future, so we are excited for him to have the opportunity to gain first team minutes with Hapoel Tel Aviv during the 23/24 season. We’d like to thank Gabe for his contributions to the club this season and wish him the best in Israel.”

In another statement, Segal said: “New York City is a great club that has given me a fantastic opportunity to grow and improve as a player this year. I am extremely grateful to the coaches, my teammates and the staff for everything that they have done for me, as well as to the fans who have been so generous with their support.

“I want to thank the club for giving me the opportunity to join Hapoel Tel Aviv on loan, so I can continue to gain experience playing for a big club in a competitive league. I am really looking forward to the opportunity to grow on-and-off the field. I will be rooting for NYCFC from abroad and look forward to rejoining everyone next year.”

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Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Guardian.com. Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of BigAppleSoccer.com. He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at Amazon.com.