HOW ACQUIRED: Signed as a Homegrown Player on July 17, 2017, with the signing effective on January 1, 2018. Contract option for 2020 season exercised on Nov. 20, 2019.
The 19-year-old made a splash in 2018, appearing in five games and scoring on his MLS debut, a 2-0 win over the New England Revolution. The attacking midfielder, who started in the MLS Homegrown Game, will look to build on that experience in 2020.
OUTSIDE MLS: He started 15 games for Bethlehem Steel in the USL in 2018, registering one goal and one assist. In 2017, he made 11 appearances for Bethlehem Steel FC (seven starts) and prior to signing as a professional, Fontana made eight appearances for Steel FC in their inaugural 2016 campaign. A Union academy graduate, he also previously played for Penn Fusion, West Chester, and Kirkwood SC in his youth.
INTERNATIONAL: 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 named to the U.S. U-20 roster for the 2018 Concacaf U-20 Championship last October.