American forward Matthew Hoppe was loaned to Hibernian of the Scottish Premier League for the rest of the season on Tuesday by Middlesbrough of England's first tier League Championship.
A 21-year-old from Yorba Linda, California, Hoppe joined Middlesbrough from Spain's Mallorca last summer but made just six league appearances, all as a second-half substitute.
Hoppe made his professional debut for Germany's Schalke in November 2020 and the following Jan. 9 against Hoffenheim became the first American to score a hat trick in the Bundesliga. He moved to Mallorca in August 2021 but made just five La Liga appearances, including one start, and also appeared in a pair of Copa del Rey games.
Hoppe has one goal in eight international appearances. He started for the U.S. in Saturday's friendly against Colombia at Carson, California. a 0-0 draw.
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