Mike da Fonte

Mike da Fonte
Mike da Fonte
Mike da Fonte
Defender
Real Name: Mike da Fonte
HT: 6' 0" WT: 170
Pronunciation: Font
Loaned Out
Age: 26 (04/18/1991)
Birthplace: Ossining, NY
Hometown: Ossining, NY

Hometown: Ossining, NY
College: Bryant University/Longwood University
Citizenship: USA
Birth date: April 18, 1991
Acquired: Signed from Sacramento Republic FC on March 14, 2017

MLS CAREER

2017

  • Joined from Sacramento Republic FC on March 14.
  • Made his MLS debut in the 2-1 loss at Philadelphia Union (5/20), starting as a right-back.
  • Replaced Eric Miller at halftime of the 1-0 home win over Sporting Kansas City (5/27), initially playing at left-back, before switching to the opposite side with the introduction of Mekeil Williams. This was his home debut.
  • Started seven out of the eight games prior to the CONCACAF Gold Cup break, and played in every position along the back line, including centrally alongside Eric Miller.
  • Da Fonte enjoyed a run of 10 starts in a row, before serving a suspension for yellow card accumulation, missing the 1-0 home loss to D.C. United (8/19).
  • Returned to the starting lineup for the 2-1 reversal at Portland Timbers (8/23), but would not feature again until 9/30 when he was subbed out at halftime.
  • Played in all four remaining games, starting two of them.
  • In his first season in MLS, da Fonte made 17 appearances, of which 14 were from the start.

OTHER PROFESSIONAL

2016

  • Made 25 appearances for Republic FC in all competitions, including 19 USL appearances.
  • Scored four goals on the season, second-most on the club. His four goals were the most by a Republic FC defender in a single season.
  • Was named to the USL Team of the Week for his performance in Week 15.

2015

  • Appeared in 25 matches for New York Red Bulls II in their inaugural season, starting 23.
  • Led Red Bulls II in minutes (2,003), matches started (23) and was second in matches played (25).
  • Appeared in both of Red Bulls II’s USL playoff matches.
  • Was named to the USL Team of the Week for his performance in Week 13.

2014

  • Joined GD Chaves of the Portuguese Second Division.
  • Was loaned to Pedras Salgadas in the third tier of Portuguese soccer.
  • Appeared in 23 matches for Pedras Salgadas.

2013

  • Signed his first professional contract with SC Espinho, a third division Portuguese club.
  • Appeared in 23 matches for SC Espinho.

PERSONAL

  • Parents are Debbie and Joe da Fonte.
  • Has a brother, Steven and a sister, Lauren.
  • Enjoys playing video games and watching The Office in his free time.
  • Favorite non-soccer sport is basketball.
  • Played with New York Red Bulls in a friendly match against Chelsea in 2015.

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Stats

MLS
Career Statistics (Regular Season)
YearClubGPGSGMINSASHTSSOGFCOFFYR
2017Colorado Rapids17140122302030050
Career Totals-17140122302030050
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