"Surreal moment": Matt Bersano's PK heroics send San Jose past Seattle in Open Cup
Players dream of being their team’s US Open Cup hero, and on Wednesday night an unlikely source seized that role for the San Jose Earthquakes.
How he joined the club: Signed multi-year contract on March 13, 2017.
2020 (San Jose Earthquakes): Did not feature in MLS play … MLS is Back: Did not feature during the MLS is Back Tournament … MLS Cup Playoffs: Did not travel with the team in a loss against Sporting Kansas City at Children’s Mercy Park on Nov. 22 in the Knockout Round.
2019 (San Jose Earthquakes/Reno 1868 FC): Did not feature in MLS play … Made 16 starts in 16 appearances for San Jose’s USL affiliate Reno 1868 FC … Recorded three shutouts for Reno in 2019 … Received USL Team of the Week honors for Week 12 … U.S. Open Cup: Did not feature in Fourth-Round matchup against Sacramento Republic FC on June 11 … Did not feature in Round of 16 match against LAFC on June 20 … International Friendlies: Did not feature against C.F. Monterrey on March 23 … Did not feature against Real Valladolid C.F. July 16.
2018 (San Jose Earthquakes/Reno 1868 FC): Did not feature in MLS play ... Named the Earthquakes’ Andrew Bedard Spirit of the Game Award winner for his work in the community … Made 11 starts for San Jose’s USL affiliate Reno 1868 FC … Selected to the USL Team of the Week in Week 30 … U.S. Open Cup: Did not feature in the Fourth-Round matchup against the Portland Timbers on June 6 … International Friendlies: Did not feature against Club Leon on March 24 … Played 45 minutes as a substitute against Manchester United on July 22.
2017 (San Jose Earthquakes/Reno 1868 FC): Spent most of 2017 on loan with Quakes' USL affiliate Reno 1868 FC ... Played and started 28 games accumulating 2,520 minutes … Made 73 saves and tallied nine clean sheets for Reno … U.S. Open Cup: Did not make an appearance ... USL Playoffs: Played in loss against OKC Energy FC on Oct. 21 in the Western Conference Quarterfinals.
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