Hometown: Ossining, NY
College: Bryant University/Longwood University
Birth date: April 18, 1991
Acquired: Signed from Sacramento Republic FC on March 14, 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Signed his first professional contract with SC Espinho, a third division Portuguese club.
- Appeared in 23 matches for SC Espinho.
- 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.