Matt Bersano @mbersano1 | Perfect Soccer Podcast Ep.037

Matt Bersano


In today’s episode: Paul interviewed goalkeeper Matt Bersano of the San Jose Earthquakes. Matt discusses his time at Oregon State and Penn State, not being draft eligible, and staying prepared as a backup goalie.

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Time Stamp

0:00 - 1:07 Intro

1:08 - 2:27 First memory of playing soccer

2:28 - 3:04 Interest in other sports growing up

3:05 - 4:41 Playing high school soccer and club soccer

4:42 - 6:59 College recruiting process

7:00 - 8:01 Matt’s experience at Oregon State University

8:02 - 8:45 Most memorable game at Oregon State

8:46 - 10:24 Pressure as a goalie vs. field players

10:25 - 13:35 Changing college on grad year

13:36 - 14:54 Did Matt want to be a lawyer?

14:55 - 18:07 Not being draft eligible?

18:08 - 18:29 PS Commercial

18:30 - 20:57 First game as a pro

20:58 - 22:40 Being between two teams at once

22:41 - 24:01 How do you stay prepared as a backup goalie?

24:02 - 30:57 Quincy’s 5 questions

30:58 - 35:31 Off the pitch questions

35:32 - 36:31 Outro

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