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Hoppenot back in Philadelphia Union plans following Harrisburg loan

Antoine Hoppenot is again in the plans of the Philadelphia Union after a successful loan spell in the USL PRO League.

The 23-year old French forward has not appeared for the Union since their US Open Cup win over New York Cosmos in June and has not featured in a MLS fixture since May.

That prompted the Union to send him to third tier side Harrisburg City Islanders where he has enjoyed a 13-game run, scoring two goals, and putting himself back in the mix at PPL Park upon his return.

As Philly, placed seventh in the East, get set to take on ninth-placed Chicago Fire on Thursday, head coach Jim Curtin admits Hoppenot is a realistic of getting some much-needed MLS action.

"Antoine is in the discussion for sure," Curtin said.

"He had a tougher middle part of the year, he went up to Harrisburg and has been on a good run for them. He's a guy that is up for selection for sure.

"We all know Antoine well to know what he does give us that maybe we don't have a lot of in the target forward spot, which is speed."

Additionally, Hoppenot insists he is ready to take his opportunity if it happens to come along.

"Everyone tells you sometimes you only get one chance, so I'm ready for that one chance," Hoppenot said.

"I work hard at practice. I worked hard with the Harrisburg team. So I'm waiting for that one chance, and you never know when it's going to come."

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