US striker Hoppe signs contract extension with Schalke

Hoppe was with the reserves until November before a hat-trick against Hoffenheim ended Schalke's near-record run of 30 league games without a win in January.

United States forward Matthew Hoppe signed a contract extension with German club Schalke on Monday after scoring five goals in his first nine Bundesliga games.   -  GETTY IMAGES

United States forward Matthew Hoppe signed a contract extension with German club Schalke on Monday after scoring five goals in his first nine Bundesliga games.

The club said the 19-year-old American's new deal runs until the end of the 2022-23 season.

Hoppe was with the Schalke reserves until November. He scored three goals in a 4-0 win over Hoffenheim on Jan. 9 to end Schalke's near-record run of 30 league games without a win.

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“The last few weeks have been like a dream. I am extremely thankful to everyone at Schalke for giving me this chance," Hoppe said in a statement. “Now I want to play my part in us being successful again.”

Schalke is in last place in the Bundesliga with eight points from 19 games.