Date of Birth5.24.1982 (41)
BirthplaceLa Ceiba, Honduras
How he joined the club: Signed on Dec. 28, 2011.
2017 (San Jose Earthquakes): Played 25 games and tallied one assist … Continued streak of assisting at least once every season since 2012 … Moved to fifth in the Earthquakes all-time leaderboard in minutes played (14,123) and fourth in games started (161) in MLS play…. Was named to MLS Team of the Week during Week 12 and the bench during Week 30 … U.S. Open Cup: Started and played full 90 minutes against the SF Deltas in 2-1 victory at Avaya Stadium on June 14 in the Fourth Round … Entered as a substitute in the 90th minute against Seattle Sounders FC in 2-1 victory at Avaya Stadium on June 28 in the Round of 16 … Entered as a substitute in the 88th minute against LA Galaxy in 3-2 victory at Avaya Stadium on July 10 in the Quarterfinals … Entered as a substitute in the 103rd minute against Sporting Kansas City, ending in a 5-4 penalty shootout loss on Aug. 9 in the semifinals … MLS Cup Playoffs: Played and started full 90 minutes in a loss against Vancouver Whitecaps FC at BC Place on Oct. 25 in the Knockout Round.
2016 (San Jose Earthquakes): Was a powerhouse in the back, playing and starting in 33 of the 34 games. Ranked in first place across the league for blocks with 30 … Eclipsed 10,000 career MLS minutes, all with the Earthquakes, on May 11 against Houston Dynamo ... Was named to MLS Team of the Week during Week 19 … Moved to ninth in the Earthquakes all-time leaderboard in starts (136) and minutes played (11,895). U.S. Open Cup: Started and played 60 minutes against the Portland Timbers in 2-0 loss at Providence Park on June 14.
2015 (San Jose Earthquakes): MLS: Set career highs in appearances (29), starts (29) and minutes (2,508) … Made his 100th career MLS and Earthquakes appearance vs. the LA Galaxy on Aug. 28 … Recorded a game-winning assist vs. Real Salt Lake on Sept. 27 ... U.S. Open Cup: Came on at halftime and played 75 minutes vs. Sacramento Republic FC on June 16 … DID NOT PLAY vs. LA on July 1 … ICC: Came on at halftime and played 45 minutes vs. Club America on July 14 … Started and played 45 minutes vs. Manchester United on July 21.
2014 (San Jose Earthquakes): Started in 25 of 26 appearances for the Earthquakes during the 2014 season …Tallied his 74th start in 75 games for San Jose since joining the club in 2012 … Scored two goals and had an assist in a thrilling 3-3 comeback draw against Real Salt Lake at Buck Shaw Stadium on March 15 … CCL: Played 90 minutes against Deportivo Toluca FC at Buck Shaw Stadium on March 11… Did not play against Deportivo Toluca FC at Nemesio Diez Stadium on March 19 due to yellow card accumulation … Open Cup: Did not play against Sacramento Republic FC at Kezar Stadium on June 11 … Did not play against Seattle Sounders FC at Starfire Sports Complex on June 24.
2013 (San Jose Earthquakes): Started in each of his 25 appearances, recording one goal and one assist in the process ... Lone goal came from the penalty spot in a 2-1 win against the Portland Timbers on July 27 ... He had a game-winning assist one week later, helping San Jose to a 2-0 result against Chivas USA ... Part of a backline that allowed just two goals in all competitions over the final two months of the season ... Started and played 90 minutes in two of the club's four CONCACAF Champions League group games.
2012 (San Jose Earthquakes): Named to the MLS Best XI after scoring two goals and recording one assist in 24 games during his first season with San Jose ... Finished as the runner-up in MLS Newcomer of the Year and MLS Defender of the Year voting ... Made his MLS debut in a 1-0 win against the New England Revolution on March 10 ... Scored his first career MLS goal in a dramatic 4-3 comeback win against the LA Galaxy on June 30 in front of 50,391 fans at Stanford Stadium ... Also netted the game winner in a 4-0 result against Chivas USA on Sept. 2 ... First career MLS assist was a game winner against Seattle Sounders FC on Sept. 22.
Professional Experience: Joined San Jose following three years with Belgian Pro League giant RSC Anderlecht from January of 2009 through 2011 … The hulking center back appeared in 22 matches for the Purple & White, including three UEFA Europa League fixtures … In 2011, played in games for Lierse SK (Belgium) and Indios (Mexico) while on loan … Notched a pair of set-piece header goals for Indio to turn a 2-0 deficit into a 2-2 draw at Pumas Morelos over the final 12 minutes in the Torneo Apertura of the Liga de Ascenso on 10/2 … The 6-foot-2 defender appeared in seven games during Anderlecht’s Belgian Pro League championship season in 2009-10 … From 2004-08, suited up for C.D. Motagua of the Honduran first division, where he played in 62 games and scored 10 goals … Two of his goals came in the 2006-07 Apertura final, as Motagua defeated Olimpia, 4-2 on aggregate … Knack for clutch performances shone through again on 9/2/07, when he laced a 40-yard free kick past the Marathon goalkeeper in El Clasico de las Emes, capping a 4-1 win for Motagua … Began his professional career with his hometown team, C.D. Vida, in La Ceiba, Honduras, in 2003.
International Experience (Honduras): Bernardez has 85 career caps with Los Catrachos ... Played a key role in Honduras’ qualifying campaigns for the 2006, 2010 and 2014 World Cups … Part of Honduras’ FIFA World Cup squads in 2010 and 2014 ... Featured for 90 minutes against Switzerland in a 0-0 draw at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa ... Started in each of their three group stage games at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, including matches against France, Ecuador and Switzerland ... Started each of Honduras’ five games at the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup, helping his team reach the semifinals before bowing out 2-0 against eventual champion Mexico … Previously represented Honduras at the U-23 level.