Vincenzo Bernardo

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Vincenzo Bernardo
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Personal information
Full name Vincenzo Bernardo
Date of birth (1990-05-22) May 22, 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Morristown, New Jersey, United States
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Playing position Midfielder, Forward
Youth career
1995–2001 Madison Area YMCA
2002–2003 Morris United
2004–2006 New York Red Bulls
2006–2008 Napoli
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Napoli 0 (0)
2010–2011 FC Höchst 11 (5)
2011 Harrisburg City Islanders 1 (0)
2012–2013 Deportivo Guastatoya 35 (8)
2014- Miami United FC 2 (2)
National team
2007–2008 United States U17 2 (1)
2008 United States U20 5 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Vincenzo Bernardo (born May 22, 1990) is an American soccer player.

Club career[edit]

Bernardo grew up in New Jersey, moving to Italy at age sixteen to pursue his professional soccer career.[1] Prior to moving to Italy he played for the MetroStars U-17 and U-19 Teams.[2] He joined Napoli in 2006 playing for the Napoli primavera squad. With Napoli Bernardo has been primarily deployed as an attacking midfielder or as a second striker. After leaving Napoli, Bernardo went on trial with several Major League Soccer clubs. He eventually signed with Austrian club FC Höchst in January 2011.[3]

International career[edit]

Bernardo has also been involved with the United States national team since the U-15 level, and has played for the United States U-17 and United States U-20 national team. He has denied rumors that he is interested in following Giuseppe Rossi in playing for Italy, stressing his desire to "become an important player for [the U.S.] in the future."[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ SoccerTimes.com: "Bernardo's Italian training could benefit U.S. future"
  2. ^ http://www.vincenzobernardo.net/eng/biography.asp  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ Seltzer, Greg (January 31, 2011), American Exports: Bernardo moves to Austria, MLSsoccer.com, retrieved February 2, 2011 
  4. ^ Zeger, Max (August 15, 2009), EXCLUSIVE: Napoli And U.S. Youngster Vincenzo Bernardo Has High Expectations, Goal.com, retrieved August 16, 2009