Signed by RSL late last season, Viana will be looking to put his tremendous skill on display with the Claret-and-Cobalt first-team in 2013.
Blessed with a pair of incredibly quick feet, Viana is still learning the finer points of RSL Head Coach Jason Kreis’s system and might need a bit more seasoning before he’s able to make a big-time impact for the Utah side. Look for him to contribute for the RSL Reserves and come into games as a late attacking sub.
RSL: Signed by Real Salt Lake on Sept. 15, 2012
2012: Appeared in two games for RSL after signing with the team in mid-September, coming in off the bench on Oct. 17 at Seattle and on Oct. 27 against Vancouver
2011-12 – Atletico Madrid (Spanish 1st Division): Transferred to Atletico Madrid from French club RC Strasbourg after Strasbourg was relegated from Ligue 1 following the 2010-11 season … Impressed with Atletico’s third-team while in the Spanish capital, getting regular call-ups to train with the first-team and earning a contract offer from the Spanish giants at the conclusion of the 2010-11 season
Portuguese Youth National Teams
Has played for Portugal U-17, U-18 and U-19 National Teams … Made six appearances for the U-17 side in 2009, scoring one goal … Made a pair of appearances for the U-18 team in 2009
Full name is David Goncalves Viana … Born and raised in Strasbourg, France … Holds dual citizenship in France and Portugal and is thereby eligible to represent either country on the international level … Fluent in French, Spanish and Portuguese