HERRIMAN, UTAH (Tuesday, January 26, 2021) – Real Monarchs have signed Colombian forward Juan Vidal from CF Barranquilla ahead of the 2021 season, pending league and federation approval, as well as the receipt of a P-1 visa. The terms of the signing have not been disclosed.
“We are excited to welcome a young and creative attacking player like Juan to our Club,” Real Salt Lake Assistant General Manager Tony Beltran said. “His addition to the Monarchs roster provides an opportunity for his continued development under the tutelage of our Monarchs staff. We look forward to seeing Juan play and progress as a professional in 2021.”
Vidal, 20, joins the Monarchs from CF Barranquilla of the Colombian Categoria Premera B. At the international level, Vidal has made several appearances at the youth level for Colombia. The forward was part of the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup squad that advanced to the Round of 16, alongside Monarchs teammate Brayan Gomez. Additionally, Vidal headed home the opening goal against the United States in the tournament’s group stage, paving the way for Colombia’s 3-1 victory over the U.S.
Name: Juan Vidal
Pronunciation: Wahn VEE-dal
Real Monarchs current roster as of 1/26/21
Goalkeepers: Jimmy Slayton
Defenders: Kyle Adams, James Moberg, Kevin Saucedo
Midfielders: Sam Brown, Brayan Gomez, Josimar Quintero
Forwards: Max Mata, Juan Vidal