2017.07.28 Tale of the Tape

Tale of the Tape: Serna seeking a way past the 'bruising' Bernardez in San Jose

A couple of years ago, when Dillon Serna was asked to pick out the toughest opponent in MLS, the name of Victor Bernardez came to mind, and it easy to see why. The San Jose Earthquakes defender is an imposing figure at six-foot-two and 211 pounds.

Serna, though, is fleet-of-foot, with the ability to dodge and weave his way around even the most intimidating of frames.

Should Serna start his sixth game in a row, expect him to relish the challenge of going up against the former Honduras international, as the Rapids go in search of their first road win of 2017.






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Dillon Serna

Name

Victor Bernardez

17

No.

5

Midfielder

Position

Defender

23

Age

35

5'7"

Height

6'2"

140lbs

Weight

211lbs

Nationality

2013

First joined MLS

2012

5th season

MLS Experience

6th season

64

Appearances

154

N/A

Previous clubs

Anderlecht, Lierse, Indios, C.D. Motagua, C.D. Vida

Technically gifted, with a sweet left foot, Serna is seeking to re-establish himself in the Rapids line-up after his 2016 season was cut short by injury. The first of five starts in a row brought him his first goal. Capable of unpredictable moments of magic.

What they say …

Bernardez is a physically imposing center back who has been a fixture in San Jose's backline since joining the club ahead of the 2012 season. In addition to his bruising style of defending, Bernardez produces a fierce shot from distance that he often utilizes on free kicks.

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