Bernier’s captaincy marked a period of notable achievements for the Impact, reaching the CONCACAF Champions League final in 2015 and the MLS Eastern Conference final in 2016. His leadership was pivotal in these successes, evident from his appointment as the team’s second MLS captain in 2014. On the field, Bernier played a crucial role in the team’s journey to the Champions League final, contributing an assist in four games. Bernier’s milestone of reaching 100 career MLS games underscored his significance to the team. Notably, his contributions were pivotal in key playoff matchups, including a game-winning goal and an assist against Toronto FC.