Philadelphia Union's Anthony Fontana will make a player appearance at the Hempfield Adidas Fall Classic Tournament from 1-3pm on Saturday, November 18th. During that time, tournament participants may attend for autographs and photos. Along with the Philadelphia Union Mobile Tour, their associate club Bethlehem Steel FC will set up at the East Petersburg (EP) Venue from 12-3pm.
ABOUT ANTHONY FONTANA
- PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE -
2017 (Philadelphia/Bethlehem): Fontana officially signed with the Union on July 17, 2017, with his deal set to take effect January 1, 2018, at which point he will be added to the active roster ... he 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) in 2017 ... he made substitute appearances at St. Louis FC (June 11) and at NYRB II (June 16) ... registered his first start of the year at Harrisburg (June 20) ... continued in the starting lineup vs. Richmond (July 1) and vs. NYRB II (July 9) ... made his fourth start of the season in the match at Richmond (July 22), his first appearance since being signed by the Union ... made additional Steel FC starts vs. Charlotte (July 29), at Ottawa (August 5) and at Charlotte (August 16) ... came on as a substitute vs. Louisville (August 20) and at Pittsburgh (August 26) ... was in the matchday 18 at Orlando (August 31).
2016 (Bethlehem): Prior to signing as a professional, Fontana made eight appearances for Steel FC in their inaugural 2016 campaign.
- INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE -
Fontana has been 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.
- YOUTH EXPERIENCE -
A Union Academy graduate, he also previously played for Penn Fusion, West Chester, and Kirkwood SC in his youth.
- ACQUIRED -
Signed by Philadelphia Union as a Homegrown Player on July 17, 2017, with the signing effective January 1, 2018
Name: Anthony Fontana Position: Midfielder Height: 5’8”
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
- PERSONAL -
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.