SAN DIEGO, March 17, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Americans always strive to be at the top of their game, and many sports fans agree Germany is one of the leading countries in football. Many children dream of playing professional football in the Bundesliga. Germanys top league, but achieving that goal has always been difficult regardless of natural talent or training. The International Soccer Academy has teamed up with the world famous FC Schalke 04 to provide a solid path for players who want to play abroad.

The International Soccer Academy ( and FC Schalke 04 ( today announced an unrivaled partnership and integrated a team to the youth academy of the Bundesliga club and opens the door to training for talented American footballers Germany at the legendary academy The Knappenschmiede.

In order to create a solid path for the players, the International Soccer Academy has teamed up with the world-famous FC Schalke 04.

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FC Schalke 04 and the International Soccer Academy are proud of their partnership and now offer a solid path for players who want to play abroad and dream of becoming a professional soccer player like Matthew Hoppe

As the second largest sports club in GermanyThe seven-time German champions FC Schalke 04 is the fifth largest in the world and has one of the most successful youth academies in Europe with over 100 graduates who play in the Bundesliga, including world champions Manuel Neuer, Benedikt Höwedes, Julian Draxler, and Mesut Ozil.

“”Schalke offers young American players a unique opportunity to be successful at one of the best football academies in the worldld“, said Peter Knäbel, Senior Director Knappenschmiede.

SchalkeThe aim is to use the International Soccer Academys program to strengthen its long-term efforts in the USA and identify players from America.

Recognized for their appreciation of American talent, Matthew Hoppe is Schalke’s latest addition to the first team line-up.

This initiative with the International Soccer Academy offers the only fully integrated player development program at Schalke. For the first time and for a full academic year, the top youth soccer players born in 2003 and 2004 will live, learn and compete against each other under the direction of the Schalke Academy. The players are trained exclusively by Schalke coaches and compete against other Bundesliga academy teams.

This is the International Soccer Academys second partnership with a Bundesliga club. In February the International Soccer Academy announced its partnership with Eintracht Frankfurt. With high-level residential programs in Germany and Spain, International Soccer Academy, founded by Eddie Loewen and Diane Scavuzzohas successfully arranged several attempts with professional LA LIGA and Bundesliga clubs, with one player signing his first pro contract.

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