Real Salt Lake Inks Costa Rican International Left Back Bryan Oviedo

Aug 4, 2022, 8:04 PM
Bryan Oviedo - Sunderland...
Bryan Oviedo of Sunderland and Darnell Furlong of QPR in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Sunderland at Loftus Road on March 10, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Jack Thomas/Getty Images)
(Photo by Jack Thomas/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Real Salt Lake has purchased Costa Rican left-back Bryan Oviedo to a permanent deal, the club announced today.

Oviedo, 32, joins Real Salt Lake having most recently played for F.C. Copenhagen of the Danish Superliga. He has also spent time with Sunderland and Everton of the English Premier League after beginning his career with Deportivo Saprissa in the Costa Rican top flight.

“Bryan is a left back who brings a wealth of experience and ability to our backline,” General Manager Elliot Fall said. “He’s a well-rounded player who is excellent on the ball and has physical attributes that will translate well to our league. In adding him to our roster, we now have one of the best groups of outside backs in MLS.”

Oviedo played in the English Premier League with Everton between 2012-17 where he managed 50 appearances for the Toffees before playing 70 games for Sunderland between 2017-19 in the EFL Championship.

Oviedo is a seasoned full-back who will bring a top of experience to a proven Real Salt Lake defense.

Furthermore, Oviedo is the starting left-back for the Costa Rican national team and will participate in the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Qatar later this year. He has 71 caps to his name.

Costa Rica is in Group E and will begin their World Cup campaign against Spain on November 23 before playing Japan on November 27 and they will finish their group stage fixtures against Germany on December 1.

Oviedo joins Danny Musovski and Braian Ojeda as incoming transfers.

The window closes at 10 p.m. on Thursday, August 4.

Next Match

Real Salt Lake will return to Utah and prepare to host LAFC next Saturday with kickoff scheduled for 8 p.m. on August 6.

Gareth Bale will play for the first time in his professional career in Utah after recently joining LAFC.

The match will be available to stream for free via the KSL Sports and KSL 5 TV app or on KSL Sports dot com.


  • Real Salt Lake Scoreboard

  • Real Salt Lake Team Leaders

  • Real Salt Lake Standings

Real Salt Lake

Will Zalatoris - Wins - St. Jude Championship...
Doug Ferguson, AP

Will Zalatoris Gets 1st PGA Tour Win in playoff at Memphis

Zalatoris is no longer the best on the PGA Tour without a victory following his playoff victory at the FedEx St. Jude Championship.
2 days ago
Sergio Cordova - Celebrates- Versus - Seattle Sounders...
Tom Hackett

Real Salt Lake Sweeps Seattle Sounders Following Crucial Road Victory

Real Salt Lake sweeps Seattle Sounders following a 2-1 win at Lumen Field on Sunday evening and remains in the fifth position in the west. 
2 days ago
Andrew Brody - versus- SKC...
Brian Preece

Savarino, Brody Combine To Give RSL Second Half Advantage

Just moments after Seattle had seized all momentum with a second half equalizer, Andrew Brody got loose for his second goal of the year.
2 days ago
Sergio Córdova - Shoots - Versus - LAFC...
Brian Preece

Sergio Córdova Dances Through Seattle Defense, Gives RSL Lead

Sergio Córdova showed incredible patience with a second-effort first half goal for an RSL team struggling on the road.
2 days ago
Real Salt Lake - Pablo Ruiz - Passes - Versus - Seattle Sounders...
Tom Hackett

Real Salt Lake Travels To Pacific North West For Blockbuster Clash Against Seattle

Real Salt Lake will travel to Seattle for a clash against the Seattle Sounders in a game that has been defined as a "six-point" match.
4 days ago
Real Monarchs - Sing - National Anthem...
Tom Hackett

Real Salt Lake Loans Bret Halsey To Colorado Switchbacks FC

Real Salt Lake has loaned Bret Halsey to the Colorado Switchbacks F.C. of the USL Championship for the remainder of the season.
7 days ago
Real Salt Lake Inks Costa Rican International Left Back Bryan Oviedo