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American winger Haji Wright signs with Eredivisie’s Venlo

FC Schalke 04 v 1. FC Nuernberg - Bundesliga

GELSENKIRCHEN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 24: Haji Wright of Schalke looks on during the Bundesliga match between FC Schalke 04 and 1. FC Nuernberg at Veltins-Arena on November 24, 2018 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)

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Haji Wright, a 21-year-old American winger, signed a one-year contract with VVV Venlo on Friday that gives the Dutch club an additional one-year option.

Wright had been with Germany’s Schalke since April 2016 and made his first-team debut last Nov. 24 as an 88th-minute substitute against Nuremberg. He scored on Dec. 19 in a 2-1 loss to Bayer Levekusen, his only goal in seven appearances.

Wright is from Los Angeles and played for the U.S. at the 2015 Under-17 World Cup alongside Christian Pulisic and Tyler Adams. He spent 2015 with the New York Cosmos in the second-tier North American Soccer League and signed with Schalke in March 2016. He was loaned to second-division Sandhausen for 2017-18, scoring once in 15 games.