Player Details


Mike da Fonte




6' 0"


170 lbs

Date of Birth

4.18.1991 (31)


Ossining, NY USA



Player Status

Loaned Out
2023 MLS Regular Season
2023 MLS Regular Season
Career Summary

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



  • On a season-long loan at Phoenix Rising FC of the USL.
  • Appeared in 14 games, six from the start, scoring one goal for Phoenix Rising FC


  • 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.