Barca Residency Academy's Matthew Hoppe
, the top scorer in 2018-19 Development Academy's U-18/19 age group with 29 goals in 20 games, is set to Schalke 04, according media reports out of
Last season, he had 24 goals in 30 goals in his first season as a forward and helped the Barca Residency Academy finish third in the DA U-16/17 playoffs. One of his teammates was
U.S. U-20 defender Julian Araujo
, who signed with the LA Galaxy and has already started three MLS games.
Hoppe, who previously played at the Irvine Strikers, will play for
Schalke 04's U-19s. He joins Americans Weston McKennie
, Haji Wright
and Nick Taitague
at Schalke 04. Zyen Jones
signed with Schalke 04 last summer but has since left and is
playing for the Charlotte Independence.
The Barca Residency Academy was launched by Barcelona in 2017 and is based in Casa Grande, Arizona, at the former home of Real Salt Lake's residential