Anthony Fontana at Ascoli

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  1. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
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    It's a bit premature, but figured there was a key tidbit that would help Fontana make a move to Europe easier when the time comes.

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    Anthony Fontana
    Philadelphia Union
    Midfielder
    21
    Real Name: Anthony Fontana
    HT: 5' 10" WT: 170
    Pronunciation: Fahn-TAN-uh
    Homegrown Player
    Age: 21 (10/14/1999)
    Birthplace: Newark, DE
    Hometown: Newark, DE
    @ANTFONTANA99

    http://www.americansoccernow.com/ar...ng-a-bigger-role-as-philadelphia-chases-title

    When talking about his own ambitions to eventually make the move to Europe, Fontana is frank that is something he wants to do (“my goals in this game are to compete with the best in the world”) but understands it is a process and not something that happens overnight. He is going to have to first be a consistent starter and consistent offensive producer over thousands of minutes first. His Italian passport should eventually help him with that.
     
  2. LouisZ

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    He was tried in the starting lineup a year ago and didn't impressed. This year he has come in as a sub and excelled. His goals are quality, all of a difficult variety.
     
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  3. BostonRed

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  4. bshredder

    bshredder BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 23, 1999
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    I mentioned this.. Fontana now has a chance to start regularly in Philly. I doubt Venezia has the cash to pull away Fontana right now. Philly just sold two key starters. They're going to want to hold tight at least until midseason to see who they can buy.

    If Fontana has a good season, then Philly will probably listen - and by that point it'll probably be other teams, not just Venezia
     
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  5. TheFalseNine

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  6. adam tash

    adam tash Member+

    Jul 12, 2013
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    pretty sure hes a free agent...so not really a transfer...right?

    wonder if his lack of playing time this year was vindictive?
     
  7. ChambersWI

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    Nov 10, 2010
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    Rumors seem to indicate Venezia
     
  8. thedukeofsoccer

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    I doubt it, at this point. That's off interest from when Venezia were in Serie B and Fontana was playing regularly for Philly. This past year he was a backup, albeit as a lame duck. While Venezia went in the opposite direction.

    The much safer bet is Serie B. My best guess is Parma. They have an American owner as well.
     
  9. adam tash

    adam tash Member+

    Jul 12, 2013
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    i think serie b is decent but think if tessman and de vries can play serie then fontana can too
     
  10. krelmatrix

    krelmatrix Member

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    To be fair, de Vries only played a cup match so far, but I can see him getting a first-team call in league play at the rate he's going.
     
  11. thedukeofsoccer

    thedukeofsoccer Member+

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    Yea, De Vries went from Philly's reserves to Venezia's academy. That's proportionate.

    I don't know if going from Dallas sub to a Venezia one is proportionate, but it's more than Fontana was playing this past season, and Tessmann is a few years younger, so that doesn't create any precedent either.
     
  12. adam tash

    adam tash Member+

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    fontana has a transfermarkt value of 2 mil euro, tessman 2.5..de vries 200thousand.

    fontana dealt with some issues and injuries etc...but he has some good goals for philly and in concacaf champs league to his resume.....id take fontanas mls record over tessmans fwiw
     
  13. TheFalseNine

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    Not sure of the source but here you go:

     
  14. BostonRed

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    His girlfriend posted that he's moving to Italy:

     
  15. m vann

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    #15 m vann, Jan 3, 2022
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    Twitter-verse is saying that Anthony is instead heading to Serie B to play for 10th place Ascoli. Many seem surprised by this. Did people really thing he was headed to Serie A? Venezia had interest last year as a Serie B club. I think Serie B is a great step for Anthony. It seems like the right level right now.
     
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  16. krelmatrix

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  17. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    I've seen reports that he has a contract offer from Philly, which is perhaps not surprising. We don't always talk about situations like this but I imagine a lot of players who are already professional and have a body of work would prefer not to have to go on a bunch of trials. He's not as established as some but it's interesting to see him take this route.
     
  18. krelmatrix

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  19. BostonRed

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    Deal getting closer...

     
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  20. BostonRed

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  21. Gorky

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    It’s a free transfer but Philly is apparently looking forward to some cash via training compensation and solidarity payments.

     
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  22. BostonRed

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  23. BostonRed

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    On the bench, DNP, in 1-0 win:

     
  24. autobus39

    autobus39 Member+

    Jun 28, 2006
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    Fontana made his debut today as an 83rd minute sub during a 4-1 win on the final match day of the Serie B season.

    Ascoli finished 6th and will advance to the Serie B promotion playoffs. They will host 7th place Benevento on the 13th in the single leg quarter-final round.

    @bungadiri @dark knight @TheFalseNine This thread can be promoted.
     
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