Hometown: San Jose, Costa Rica
Prior to VCU:
· Member of the Costa Rican U-17, U-20 and U-23 teams
· Recently participated in his first ever training camp with the Costa Rican Olympic Team
· 2009 CONCACAF champion as a member of the U-20 squad
Coach Giffard on Solano: "Juan is an attacking left back who also has the ability to play in midfield. He has been a part of one of the most successful age groups in Costa Rican Soccer history, advancing to the World Cup at both the U-17 and U-20 level. His U-20 team in 2009 were champions of CONCACAF beating the USA in the finals 3-0. Juan still has several areas that he will need to continue to improve in, but I expect him to be one of the best attacking backs in the country before his career with us is done."