Jámison Olave

Jámison Olave
Jámison Olave
Jámison Olave
Real Salt Lake
Real Name: Jámison Olave
HT: 6' 3" WT: 210
Age: 34 (04/21/1981)
Birthplace: Medellín, Colombia
Hometown: Medellín, Colombia

Acquired:Traded with Fabián Espíndola from Real Salt Lake on December 3, 2012 in exchange for allocation money.


2013: In his first season with New York, Olave finished fourth in voting for MLS Defender of the Year … Red Bulls Defender of the Year and Newcomer of the Year … Stepped straight into the starting lineup at center back and led a back line that allowed the third-fewest goals in the Eastern Conference … Red Bulls were 15-6-6 when he started and 2-3-2 when he did not, allowing 0.5 goals per game more when he did not play … Had career years in goals (4), games (29), and starts (27-tied with 2010) … Scored in his Red Bulls debut in the season-opening 3-3 tie at Portland on March 3 … Scored in back-to-back games in early April, beginning with close-range bicycle kick in 3-1 loss at Chicago on April 7 … Scored again on April 13 in 2-0 win at D.C. United on April 13 when he redirected a corner kick inside the left post … Left the next match, a 1-0 loss vs. Kansas City on April 17, with a knee injury but missed only one start … Notched dramatic tying goal in 91st minute of 2-2 tie vs. Columbus on May 26 with left-footed shot to top corner … Was ejected from 2-1 loss vs. Vancouver on June 1 after he was assessed a second yellow card; the decisive Vancouver goal came eight minutes later … Left the 0-0 tie vs. Philadelphia on Aug. 17 with a quad injury that slowed him for the remainder of the year, although he did play in seven of the last nine games … Playoffs: Ejected in the 65th minute of the Nov. 3 first leg of the Eastern Conference semifinal series against Houston and was suspended for the second leg … U.S. Open Cup: Did not appear … Other: Played first half of 2-2 friendly tie vs. Olympique Lyonnais on July 16.

2012: Tallied one assist in 21 appearances (all starts) for Real Salt Lake after sustaining a hamstring injury in July that kept him out of the lineup for seven straight matches … Despite every effort to contribute an industrious 90 minutes, the injury lingered up until the end of the season, and he was forced to sit out the final match against Vancouver on Oct. 27 … Playoffs: Appeared as a substitute in 0-0 tie at Seattle on Nov. 2 in first leg of Western Conference semifinal series … Started and played 90 minutes in 1-0 loss vs. Seattle in second leg on Nov. 8 … U.S. Open Cup: Played all 90 minutes in 3-1 loss vs. Minnesota United in third round on May 29 … Champions League: Appeared in two of Real Salt Lake's four group-stage matches due to injury … Started 1-0 loss at Costa Rican club Herediano on July 31 but left after 63 minutes due to a hamstring injury … Returned to lineup on August 21 and played all 90 minutes in 1-0 win at Panamanian club Tauro.

2011: Named to the MLS Best XI after starting 24 regular-season matches for Real Salt Lake and finishing the season with two goals and one assist … MLS All-Star … Started and played 38 minutes in the 2011 MLS All-Star Game at Red Bull Arena but left the game due to injury and missed about one month … Scored in 2-1 loss at Columbus on June 8 and 4-0 win vs. San Jose on July 23 … Playoffs: Left game after 32 minutes in 3-0 win vs. Seattle on Oct. 29 in first leg of Western Conference semifinal series … Missed second leg as Real Salt Lake won the series … Started, played 82 minutes, and assisted on lone RSL goal in 3-1 loss at LA Galaxy in Western Conference final on Nov. 6 … U.S. Open Cup: Played all 90 minutes in 2-0 quarterfinal loss at FC Dallas on July 12 … Champions League: Started all six games in Real Salt Lake's run to the 2010-11 CONCACAF Champions League final and scored the decisive goal in the 3-2 semifinal series win vs. Costa Rican club Saprissa, firing in after a corner kick in the second leg at Saprissa on April 5 … Played all 180 minutes of the two-leg final as Real Salt Lake tied 2-2 at Monterrey but fell 1-0 in the second leg at home.

2010: Standout defender earned numerous individual honors in his third season in MLS, including the MLS Defender of the Year title … MLS Best XI, MLS Fan XI, MLS All-Star … Mainstay on RSL back line that set an MLS record for the fewest goals allowed in a season, conceding just 20 over the span of 30 matches … Olave’s 27 starts and 2,413 minutes of action marked a career high … Scored three goals, tying his previous high from the 2009 season … Playoffs: Played all 180 minutes as Real Salt Lake was eliminated in Western Conference semifinal series vs. FC Dallas, losing 2-1 away and tying 1-1 at home in the decisive second leg … U.S. Open Cup: Did not appear … Champions League: Played in four of six games as Real Salt Lake advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2010-11 CONCACAF Champions League … Played all 90 minutes in games against Panamanian club Árabe Unido and MLS rival Toronto FC, scoring the go-ahead goal in 4-1 win vs. Toronto FC on Sept. 15.

2009: Scored a career-high three goals over 25 matches for Real Salt Lake, including 24 starts, in his second season in MLS … RSL Defensive Player of the Year … Playoffs: Played every minute of RSL's run to the 2009 MLS Cup championship, including the full 120 minutes in the Eastern Conference final at Chicago and the MLS Cup final against the LA Galaxy, both RSL wins via shootout … U.S. Open Cup: Started and played 49 minutes in 4-1 qualifying loss at Seattle on April 28.

2008: Started in 23 of Real Salt Lake's final 26 matches during his first season in MLS … Scored the first Real Salt Lake goal in Rio Tinto Stadium on Oct. 9, scoring late in the first half of a 1-1 tie against the Red Bulls … Made his MLS debut on April 26 at D.C. United … Playoffs: Started all three games as Real Salt Lake beat Chivas USA 3-2 on aggregate and reached the Western Conference final before falling to the Red Bulls … U.S. Open Cup: Did not appear.

2001, 2005-07: Deportivo Cali – Colombia Copa Mustang (First Division): Broke into professional ranks with the storied Colombian side in 2001. Returned to the squad in 2005, helping Deportivo Cali to its eighth domestic championship in the now Copa Mustang. 

2004: Chicó FC - Colombia Copa Mustang (First Division) 

2003: CD Patriotas FC – Colombia Copa Concasa (Second Division) 

2002: Atletico Huela - Colombia Copa Mustang (First Division)

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2015Real Salt Lake22221185219421123
2014New York Red Bulls282802519113042080
2013New York Red Bulls292742368011638341
2012Real Salt Lake21210173416027051
2011Real Salt Lake242422128120730331
2010Real Salt Lake272732413015530280
2009Real Salt Lake252432039012834163
2008Real Salt Lake232322006010433090
Career Totals-19919615170594963425510459
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