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Revolution send rookie Mark Segbers to USL on loan

The former Wisconsin forward will join Orange County Soccer club.

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Segbers (left) goes in on a challenge during the 2018 MLS Combine.
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With back-to-back picks in the first round of the 2018 SuperDraft, the Revolution selected a pair of versatile attackers in Brandon Bye and Mark Segbers. Bye, a Western Michigan product, made his MLS debut two weeks ago and earned his first MLS start on Saturday.

Segbers will have to wait for his MLS debut, as the Revolution have sent the former Wisconsin forward on loan to USL side Orange County Soccer Club.

“We have tracked Mark for some time after impressing the technical staff at the 2018 MLS Combine,” said Peter Nugent, who holds multiple roles with Orange County Soccer Club, in a team release. “He is a dynamic player, who’s direct running and pace will cause opposing teams problems this year.”

Segbers scored 16 goals and contributed 22 assists in four seasons with the Badgers. At the pro level, Segbers is expected to feature as a fullback, though like Bye, he could push forward into an attacking midfield or forward role.

Minutes at the USL level could prove key for Segbers, who faces a logjam for playing time on the Revolution roster.