Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Jersey Goal Project: Bernardo's journey to Guatemala
by Paul Kennedy, September 27th, 2012 7:30PM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  americans abroad

MOST COMMENTED

[VIDEO PICK] Want to know what it is like to chase the dream of playing pro soccer abroad? Follow the journey of Vincenzo Bernardo as he tries to make it in the Guatemalan Second Division with Deportivo Guastatoya in the premiere of this excellent You Tube documentary Jersey Goal Project produced by Guatemalan-based journalist and player representative Brent Latham ...

Bernardo, 22, is a product of the New York Red Bulls academy and New Jersey's St. Benedict's that produced such U.S. stars Tab Ramos, Claudio Reyna and Gregg Berhalter.

He moved to Italian club Napoli's reserve team program and later Nola in Serie D (fifth level of Italian soccer) and FC Hochst in Austria's third division. He returned home to play for the 2011 USL PRO runner-up Harrisburg City Islanders.

In his debut, Bernardo, who called it "a very humbling experience being able to travel around the world and experience different cultures and traditions," helped set up the late winner as Deportivo Guastatoya won its first game of the 2012 Torneo Apertura.




No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
MLS Rewind: Mid-season splurges prove tricky    
One of the strongest arguments for MLS switching seasons from a spring-to-fall to fall-to-spring calendar isn't ...
MLS Cup Countdown: Newcomers deliver for finalists    
Neither the Seattle Sounders not Toronto FC would likely be in the 2016 MLS Cup without ...
Video Pick: Terrific volley for Porto by Mexico's 'Tecatito'    
Mexico's 23-year-old Jesus "Tecatito" Corona scored Porto's second goal in a 5-0 UEFA Champions League win ...
USMNT: Arena meets Bundesliga quintet    
Less than two weeks after taking the job, new U.S. national team coach Bruce Arena has ...
MLS Moves: Hedges signs new deal with FC Dallas    
Keeping a successful team together can be a challenge in MLS, and rather let the contract ...
What They're Saying: Sigi Schmid    
"My son, Kurt, is still a Sounders employee [as an assistant coach and scout], so I ...
MLS Expansion: St. Pete and Carolina enter race    
One recent and a second likely refugee from the NASL threw their hats in the increasingly ...
MLS Expansion: Competition gets crazy    
If the push to get into pro soccer is driven by the desire to get a ...
NASL's fate hangs in the balance    
A decision on the 2017 sanctioning of the NASL and USL was put on hold by ...
MLS Awards: Villa adds MVP award to trophy case    
He won a World Cup and European Championship with Spain and a Champions League title with ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives