Austin FC sign goalkeeper Matt Bersano

Lizzy Becherano
Matt Bersano joins Austin FC.
Matt Bersano joins Austin FC. / John Todd/ISI Photos/GettyImages

Austin FC have signed goalkeeper Matt Bersano through the 2024 Major League Soccer season, with an additional option for 2025. 

He joins as a free agent from the San Jose Earthquakes, after the California team declined his contract option following the 2022 campaign. 

"Matt adds depth and experience to our goalkeeping corps," said Austin FC sporting director Claudio Reyna in a release. "We’re excited to have him in Austin and wish him a warm welcome to our club and our community."

Bersano first signed with the Earthquakes in 2017, before spending three seasons on loan with Reno 1868 FC in the USL Championship. He finally went on to make his MLS debut with San Jose in 2022, recording three appearances that season. 

“Having played at Q2 Stadium as a visitor, I have seen first-hand how incredible the energy and atmosphere are on match days and can’t wait to be a part of it,” said Bersano. “Austin FC is an ambitious club with a bright future, and I’ll do everything in my power both on and off the field to help the club continue to grow in its third year.”

The new figure will likely compete with Damian Las for the backup spot, behind starting goalkeeper Brad Struver.