Real Monarchs Signs Colombian Forward Juan Vidal

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.

Player Information

Name: Juan Vidal

Pronunciation: Wahn VEE-dal

Position: Forward

DOB: 09/16/2000

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