2019 (Philadelphia/Bethlehem): Fontana has made one appearance for the Union at central midfield ... came on as a substitute vs. Columbus (March 23) for his season debut ... missed the stretch of matches from at Vancouver (April 27) through vs. New England (May 4) after being listed as questionable with a left ankle sprain ... for Bethlehem, Fontana has made six appearances (six starts) at central midfield.
2018 (Philadelphia/Bethlehem): Fontana made five regular-season appearances (one start) at central attacking midfield, scoring one goal. He scored his first career goal in his MLS and club debut with the game-winning tally vs. New England (March 3). He started the 2018 MLS Homegrown Game (July 31). In October, he was named to the U.S. U-20 roster for the 2018 Concacaf U-20 Championship. In the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, Fontana made one appearance (one start) at central attacking midfield. He scored the club's third goal as part of a 5-0 Fourth Round win over Richmond (June 5). For Bethlehem Steel FC, Fontana made 15 regular-season appearances (15 starts), with nine appearances at central attacking midfield and six at central midfield. In total, he notched one goal and one assist for Steel FC, assisting on Cory Burke's goal vs. FC Cincinnati (April 15), and scoring at New York Red Bulls II (July 18). He also started in the postseason-clinching win over Tampa Bay (October 14) and started Steel FC's postseason match at Pittsburgh (October 20).
2017 (Philadelphia/Bethlehem): Fontana officially signed with the Union on July 17, 2017, with his deal taking effect on January 1, 2018. Hee appeared for the Union First Team in the friendly against Swansea City (July 14), playing 14 minutes in a substitute's role. Additionally, Fontana made 11 appearances for Bethlehem Steel FC (seven starts).
2016 (Bethlehem): Prior to signing as a professional, Fontana made eight appearances for Steel FC in their inaugural 2016 campaign.
Fontana received his first call-up at the Under-20 level by the United States on December 29, 2017, joining the side for first ever U.S. Soccer Men’s YNT Summit Camp, running from Jan. 2-11 in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. He was again called up by the U-20s in September 2018 ahead of the Four Team International Tournament, but could not join the side due to injury. He received his third call-up of the year from the U-20s in late October ahead of the 2018 Concacaf U-20 Championship, a tournament which he helped the U.S. win. He started the U.S.'s second game, scoring one goal in a 13-0 win over the U.S. Virgin Islands (November 3). He followed that up with a hat trick (plus one assist) in the team's fourth game, a 6-0 win over Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (November 7).
Previously, Fontana was called into United States Youth National Team camps with the U-18s, most recently at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California. He has appeared in friendlies for the U.S. U-18s.
A Union Academy graduate, he also previously played for Penn Fusion, West Chester, and Kirkwood SC in his youth.
Signed by Philadelphia Union as a Homegrown Player on July 17, 2017, with the signing effective January 1, 2018
Name: Anthony Fontana
Born: October 14, 1999 in Newark, DE
Hometown: Newark, DE
Citizenship: United States
Acquired: Signed by Philadelphia Union as a Homegrown Player on July 17, 2017, with the signing effective January 1, 2018
Growing up, Fontana's soccer role model was Pavel Nedved, who he describes as a hard worker and great with both feet. Fontana's favorite food is pasta. He's wanted to be a professional soccer player since he was six. His favorite vacation is going to Disney World with his family. He is a huge Breaking Bad fan and also likes listening to rap music in his spare time.