Anthony Fontana

Anthony Fontana is an American professional soccer player who plays for the Philadelphia Union in Major League Soccer.[1][2]

Anthony Fontana
Personal information
Full name Anthony Fontana
Date of birth (1999-10-14) October 14, 1999
Place of birth Newark, Delaware, United States
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Philadelphia Union
Number 21
Youth career
2013–2016 Philadelphia Union
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2017 Bethlehem Steel FC 19 (0)
2018– Philadelphia Union 13 (2)
2019Bethlehem Steel FC (loan) 14 (0)
National team
2018 United States U20 2 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 11, 2019

Playing career

Club

Bethlehem Steel

Fontana developed at the Philadelphia Union Academy and made his way through to Bethlehem Steel FC, the Philadelphia Union's second team as an academy player. He made his professional debut against FC Cincinnati in July 2016 at 16 years of age.[3] He would go on to make 8 appearances for Steel during their inaugural season.

The next season, Fontana saw an additional 11 appearances for Steel FC, and even earned an appearance for the Union during their summer friendly against Swansea City.[2]

Philadelphia Union

On July 17, 2017, Fontana signed a homegrown player contract with Philadelphia Union. Fontana would become an active Union player on January 1, 2018.[4]

On March 3, 2018, Fontana made his debut for Philadelphia Union in their season opener against New England Revolution. Fontana started the match and also scored a goal in his 1st team debut.[5]

International

Fontana was born in the United States and is of Italian descent.[6] Fontana has appeared in the 2018 CONCACAF U-20 Championship representing United States.

References

  1. "Roster". Philadelphia Union. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  2. "Anthony Fontana | Philadelphia Union Profile". Philadelphia Union. Retrieved 4 March 2018.
  3. "Steel FC's Unbeaten Road Streak Snapped, Fall to FC Cincinnati". Bethlehem Steel FC. 2 July 2016. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  4. "Philadelphia Union Sign Midfielder Anthony Fontana As A Homegrown Player". philadelphiaunion.com. MLS. July 17, 2017. Retrieved January 31, 2018.
  5. Tresolini, Kevin (March 3, 2018). "Newark's Fontana starts, scores for Union in Major League Soccer debut". The News Journal. Delaware Online. Retrieved March 3, 2018.
  6. Lewis, Michael (August 8, 2018). "Philly's Next Biggest Star Anthony Fontana Understands The Game Behind The Game". EDP Soccer.


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