American Hoppe debuts with Mallorca in draw with Villarreal
Hoppe entered the game in the 60th minute and had his goal disallowed after a breakaway in the 82nd. The 20-year-old Hoppe joined Mallorca from German club Schalke at the end of the transfer window this summer. Hoppe, who is from Yorba Linda, California, played for the LA Galaxy Academy and signed with Schalke in July 2019. “We had our chances, but in the end we are happy with the point against a very difficult team like Villarreal,” veteran Mallorca goalkeeper Manolo Reina said. Mallorca had won two of its last three league matches against Villarreal, whose winless streak to start the league reached four matches.wftv.com
Hoppe's 1st goal lifts US over Jamaica into Gold Cup semis
CONCACAF Gold Cup Jamaica US Soccer Jamaica goalkeeper Andre Blake (1) is unable to stop a header by United States forward Matthew Hoppe, center right, for a score as defender Oniel Fisher (8) looks on late in the second half of a CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinals soccer match, Sunday, July 25, 2021, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade) (Brandon Wade)ARLINGTON, Texas — (AP) — Matthew Hoppe scored his first international goal on a header in the 83rd minute and the United States beat Jamaica 1-0 Sunday night to reach the semifinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Hoppe, making his second international appearance, nodded home a cross from Cristian Roldan from just inside the 6-yard box, and the U.S. eliminated the 45th-ranked Reggae Boyz for the third straight Gold Cup. It will be the 11th consecutive Gold Cup semifinal for the Americans, who last won in 2017 when they beat Jamaica in the final. 70 Canada beat 50th-ranked Costa Rica 1-0 to reach its first Gold Cup semifinal since 2007, when it lost 2-1 to the U.S.wftv.com
Reynolds, Odunze receive US call-ups but not Hoppe
(Laurence Griffiths/Pool via AP)CHICAGO – Defender Bryan Reynolds received his first call-up to the U.S. national team after the 19-year-old made his debut for Roma last weekend. Chituru Odunze, an 18-year-old goalkeeper with Leicester, also could debut in exhibitions against Jamaica on March 25 at Wiener Neustadt, Austria, or three days later at Northern Ireland. Forward Matthew Hoppe, who has scored five goals for Schalke this season, was not called in for a possible debut. Germany), Luca de la Torre (Heracles, Netherlands), Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy), Yunus Musah (Valencia, Spain), Owen Otasowie (Wolverhampton, England). Forwards: Daryl Dike (Barnsley, England), Nicholas Gioacchini (Caen, France), Christian Pulisic (Chelsea, England), Gio Reyna (Borussia Dortmund, Germany), Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen, Germany), Tim Weah (Lille, France).
American forward Matthew Hoppe is bright light for Schalke
File---File picture taken Jan.24, 2021 shows Schalke's Matthew Hoppe eying the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Bayern Munich in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The 19-year-old American forward scored a hat trick in his third start for Schalke and followed up by scoring in each of his next two games. With those five goals, Hoppe is already Schalke’s leading scorer this season. Nine points from safety with 14 games to play, Schalke needs a win at Union Berlin on Saturday to rekindle any hope of survival. Hoppe, who has not yet played for any U.S. youth national team, has taken an unusual route to the Bundesliga.