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2014 Philadelphia Union Player Review: Antoine Hoppenot

The final review is upon us - Antoine Hoppenot's 2014 season with the Union.

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2014 Season Summary

Once the super-sub that provided an offensive spark to the Philadelphia Union late in the game, the oft-maligned striker wound up splitting time between Philadelphia and Harrisburg City Islanders in USL PRO. Most every stat dropped from 2013, and his future seems in question.

What Did They Do Right?

When he returned from Harrisburg, Hoppenot did what he does best - running the field hard late in the game, drawing fouls, and being a pest in general to the other team.

What Did They Do Wrong?

While his time in Harrisburg seemed to improve his game somewhat, Hoppenot couldn't find the back of the net and thus couldn't find much time on the pitch. He also seemed to be a bit redundant - another smaller, quick forward who relies heavily on hustle and not enough technical skill.

Most Memorable Moment

His October 2 return to MLS against the Chicago Fire. He wasn't spectacular, but he wasn't in Harrisburg anymore either.

Future Expectations

Hoppenot will most likely be deemed surplus if Brian Brown is kept on by the club, otherwise he's a cheap ($54,450 for 2014) bench option.