On loan to NASL club Minnesota United FC for the 2016 season, Bernardo Anor joined Sporting KC from Columbus Crew SC in December 2014. The Venezuela native appeared in 72 matches over four seasons with Columbus, scoring 12 goals and adding three game-winning assists since being drafted out of the University of South Florida in 2011. He started four of 13 appearances in his first season with Sporting KC in 2015.
Anor played 13 MLS matches as a rookie and 11 games in 2012 before suffering a season-ending ACL injury. He returned in 2013 to make 19 MLS starts and earn the club’s Comeback Player of the Year award. He netted a career-high six goals in 2014, helping lead Columbus to the postseason for the first time since 2011. Anor was South Florida’s top scorer for three seasons during his collegiate career (2007-2010) in which he recorded 21 goals and seven assists. His younger brother, Juan Pablo, plays professionally for Malaga CF in Spain’s La Liga, and his father, Bernardo, represented Venezuela at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.
2016: Sporting KC loaned Anor to Minnesota United of the North American Soccer League (NASL) for the 2016 season.
2015: MLS regular season: Made 13 appearances with four starts (483 minutes played). MLS Cup Playoffs: Did not feature. Open Cup: Did not feature.
2014 (Columbus): MLS: Añor made 27 appearances: 11 starts and seven substitute appearances at left midfield and seven starts at leftback, with two substitute appearances at central attacking midfield. He recorded a career-best six goals as well. The midfielder made his first start of the 2014 season in the Black & Gold’s Season Opener against D.C. United (March 8). He scored two goals in in the club’s 2-1 home-opener win against Philadelphia (March 22) and was named MLS Player of the Week for his efforts. Añor made his first start at the leftback position in the match against Real Salt Lake (June 4). He was sent off with a straight red card in his fifth consecutive start at leftback at New York (July 12). He suffered a hamstring strain in the match at New England (July 26) and did not play in the club’s next five matches, but returned to the lineup in a substitute role versus Chivas USA (September 7) and notched his fifth goal of the season. The Venezuelan made his MLS Cup Playoffs debut with a substitute appearance in Columbus’ opener versus New England (November 1). He did not dress for the second leg at New England (November 9) after being listed as questionalble prior to the match. U.S. Open Cup: Añor started in both of the club’s Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup matches and scored two goals – he scored in the 2-1 win over Indy Eleven in the Fourth Round (June 17) and at the Chicago Fire in the Fifth Round (June 25).
2013 (Columbus): MLS: In his return following a 2012 ACL surgery, he made 19 appearances, all starts, in the midfield and was awarded Black & Gold’s OhioHealth Comeback Player of the Year award. His four goals and one assist were critical to the club following the early-year, season-ending injury to Eddie Gaven as Añor split time across the midfield (three starts at right midfield, five starts at attacking central midfield and ten starts at left midfield). He made his first appearance of 2013 in the match at Philadelphia (June 5), his first League action since tearing his ACL on July 14, 2012 and made his first start of the season at left midfield against Montreal (June 15). He scored his first goal of the season -- a 78th-minute header from the top of the penalty area off of a Federico Higuain free kick -- in the match at LA (July 4) before scoring his second goal of the season -- the game-winner -- in as many games and returned to left midfield in the start against Portland (July 7). After starting in the international friendly against Wigan Athletic (July 13), he started at left wing in four straight League matches. He made his first start at central attacking midfield against New York (August 10) and a second start in the same spot against Toronto (August 17). Añor did not travel to the match at Real Salt Lake (August 24) because of right hamstring tightness but returned to action with a start at central attacking midfield in the match against Seattle (August 31). He later recorded his first assist of the season -- a secondary assist -- on Ryan Finley’s game-winning goal against Houston (September 4) and scored his third goal of the season in another start at left wing against Chicago (September 21). Rounded-out the season with a goal in the next match with his tally at FC Dallas (September 29). He finished second on the club’s MLS Reserve League squad in goals – tied with Konrad Warzycha – with three in six appearances, including five starts. U.S. Open Cup: He made one appearance, a start at forward in the 2-1 loss in the Fourth Round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup at the Chicago Fire (June 13).
2012 (Columbus): Añor appeared in 11 matches with five starts before suffering a season-ending ACL tear (July 14). Añor scored game-winner at Toronto FC (March 31). He was issued three yellow cards.
2011 (Columbus): Añor was drafted by Columbus in the Third Round (48th overall) of the 2011 MLS SuperDraft. As a rookie, Añor appeared in a total of 13 matches, including six starts. The Venezuelan recorded his first professional goal and assist at Houston (June 18). He was MLS Player of the Week following his first start in week 14. Añor appeared in one match as a sub in the 2011 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. The midfielder appeared in six matches with five starts, scoring three goals and adding two assists in the MLS Reserve League.
The Venezuelan saw action in 59 matches for the University of South Florida Bulls, scoring 21 goals and recording seven assists He led USF in scoring in 2010, 2009 (tied for first) and 2007.
Añor is the son of Bernardo Añor and Adriana Acosta. He has two brothers and one sister. His brother, Juan Pablo Añor, plays foward for Atlético Malagueño, the reserve team for La Liga’s Málaga CF. He is fluent in the Spanish language. In his time off the field, Añor enjoys golfing, singing, dancing, going to the gym, coaching kids, watching television, reading and swimming when the weather allows it. His favorite foods to eat include Arepas, French toast, breaded steak and chicken, and fettuccine alfredo. Añor enjoys watching suspense and action movies, comedies, and his go-to movie is the 2004 film “Yes.” He enjoys all types of music including Michael Jackson and Ricardo Arjona, but it all depends on his mood. Añor’s favorite soccer player is Manchester City midfielder David Silva and he is a supporter of Real Madrid, Málaga CF and Manchester City. His favorite place he’s traveled to is Italy and would like to visit Dubai, India, Thailand and La Gran Sabana in his native country of Venezuela. Añor does not have a specific favorite soccer memory because they are all memorable to him.