Middlesbrough loan U.S. forward Matthew Hoppe to Hibernian

United States forward Matthew Hoppe was loaned to Hibernian of the Scottish Premier League for the rest of the season on Tuesday by Middlesbrough from England's first-tier Championship.

A 21-year-old from Yorba Linda, California, Hoppe joined Middlesbrough from Spain's Mallorca last summer and made six league appearances, all as a second-half substitute.

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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 LaLiga 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.