Antoine Hoppenot

Antoine Laurent Hoppenot (born November 23, 1990) is a French-born-American footballer who currently plays for Louisville City FC in the USL Championship.

Antoine Hoppenot
Hoppenot with FC Cincinnati in 2016
Personal information
Full name Antoine Laurent Hoppenot
Date of birth (1990-11-23) November 23, 1990
Place of birth Paris, France[1]
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Louisville City
Number 29
Youth career
Princeton Union
2004–2007 Princeton Panthers
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Princeton Tigers 69 (26)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Central Jersey Spartans 26 (7)
2012–2015 Philadelphia Union 69 (7)
2012Harrisburg City Islanders (loan) 3 (1)
2014Harrisburg City Islanders (loan) 13 (2)
2015Harrisburg City Islanders (loan) 9 (3)
2016 FC Cincinnati 12 (0)
2017–2018 Reno 1868 64 (17)
2019 Tampa Bay Rowdies 9 (0)
2019– Louisville City 17 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 October 2019


College and Amateur

Hoppenot played college soccer at Princeton University between 2008 and 2011. During his time at Princeton, Hoppenot was named First-Team All-Ivy in 2011, Ivy League Player of the Year, semi-finalist for the Hermann Trophy, second-team NSCAA All-America, third-team College Soccer News All-America, first-team All-Ivy and first-team All-Region in 2010, first-team All-Ivy League and third-team All-Region by the NSCAA in 2009, and second-team All-Ivy in 2008.[2]

During his time at college, Hoppenot also played for USL Premier Development League club Central Jersey Spartans between 2010 and 2011.[3][4]


Philadelphia Union

Philadelphia Union selected Hoppenot in the third round (No. 51 overall) of the 2012 MLS Supplemental Draft.[5]

Hoppenot made his debut as a substitute during a 1–0 win against Columbus Crew on April 14, 2012.[6]

Hoppenot was sent on loan to USL Pro club Harrisburg City Islanders on April 20, 2012.[7] He remained a Union player through 2015 with frequent loans to Harrisburg City.

FC Cincinnati

On January 21, 2016, Hoppenot signed with expansion side FC Cincinnati of the United Soccer League.[8]

Reno 1868 FC

On February 2, 2017, Hoppenot signed with expansion side Reno 1868 FC of the United Soccer League.[9] Hoppenot was released by Reno on December 3, 2018.[10]

Tampa Bay Rowdies

On December 6, 2018, Hoppenot joined USL Championship side Tampa Bay Rowdies ahead of their 2019 season.[11]

Louisville City FC

On June 27, 2019, Hoppenot joined Louisville City FC from the Rowdies, as part of a trade that sent Lucky Mkosana to Tampa Bay.[12]


He is the son of Hervé and Anne Hoppenot. He has a younger brother Maxime who was Captain of the Tufts Soccer Team. He also has an older brother Pierre, who played soccer at Washington University in St. Louis and a sister Claire.

In addition to playing professionally, Hoppenot also coached soccer to players in Pennsylvania.[13]

Hoppenot also holds U.S. citizenship.[14]

Career statistics


Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoals AppsGoals AppsGoals AppsGoals
USA League Open Cup League Cup North America Total
2012Philadelphia UnionMajor League Soccer254310000285
Harrisburg City Islanders (loan)USL Pro3100000031
2013Philadelphia UnionMajor League Soccer213100000213
2014Philadelphia UnionMajor League Soccer130200000150
Harrisburg City Islanders (loan)USL Pro102000000102
2015Philadelphia UnionMajor League Soccer1000000010
Harrisburg City Islanders (loan)USL9300000093
2016FC CincinnatiUSL120100000130
2017Reno 1868 FC0000000000
Total USA 941371000010014
Career total 941371000010014


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  2. M. Soccer (1990-11-23). "Antoine Hoppenot – – Education Through Athletics ... An Unmatched Tradition of Athletic Success". Retrieved 2012-04-20.
  3. "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". Archived from the original on 2013-07-27. Retrieved 2012-04-20.
  4. "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". Archived from the original on 2011-11-21. Retrieved 2012-04-20.
  5. M. Soccer. "Hoppenot Drafted by Philadelphia Union – – Education Through Athletics ... An Unmatched Tradition of Athletic Success". Retrieved 2012-04-20.
  6. Acconciamessa, Matt (2012-04-14). "Recap: Union down Crew 1–0 for first win of '12". Philadelphia Union. Retrieved 2012-04-20.
  7. DEREK MELUZIO, blogger (2011-11-01). "Antoine Hoppenot and Chandler Hoffman join the City Islanders for weekend trip |". Retrieved 2012-04-20.
  8. "1868 FC Signs Former Philadelphia Union player Antoine Hoppenot". February 2, 2017. Retrieved February 4, 2017.
  9. "Reno 1868 FC announces roster moves ahead of 2019 season". Reno 1868. 3 December 2018. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  10. "Rowdies Sign Antoine Hoppenot and Malik Johnson". Tampa Bay Rowdies. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  11. "Louisville City acquires Hoppenot in trade with Tampa Bay". Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  12. "Train with Antoine, a Soccer coach on CoachUp".
  13. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-12-17. Retrieved 2014-11-14.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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