HOW ACQUIRED: Signed to a one-year contract on Feb. 23, 2021
Bersano, 28, has yet to appear in an MLS match for San Jose over four seasons with the club. He has made 57 appearances with USL Championship side Reno 1868.
OUTSIDE MLS: Made 16 starts in 16 appearances for San Jose’s USL affiliate Reno 1868 FC and recorded three shutouts in 2019. Received USL Team of the Week honors for Week 12. Spent the 2016 season with Seattle Sounders 2 in USL, making two appearances. In 2017, he started 28 games and accumulated 2,520 minutes, making 73 saves and tallying nine clean sheets for Reno. In 2018, he made 11 starts for Reno and was selected to the USL Team of the Week in Week 30
COLLEGE: Bersano began his collegiate career at Oregon State where he started 18 matches and recorded a 1.17 goals against average, which ranked fourth in school history, as a redshirt freshman in 2012. The Chandler, Ariz. native recorded four shutouts and 79 saves, earning him Pac-12 All-Academic Second Team honors. In his sophomore season, Bersano set the school's single-season record with 101 saves and earned Pac-12 Second Team honors. In his third and final season with the Beavers, Bersano was selected Pac-12 Honorable Mention after starting 17 matches and recording 68 saves, allowing just 1.05 goals per game. Transferred to Penn State for his senior season, where he earned a master's degree. In his lone season as a Nittany Lion, Bersano made 42 saves in 13 matches and recorded five shutouts.