Olmes Garcia

Olmes García
13
Forward
  • Real Salt Lake
  • 6'
  • 175 lbs.
  • 10-21-1992
  • Barranquilla, Colombia

Acquired by Real Salt Lake on Feb. 21, 2013 on a transfer from Colombian club Deportes Quindio, MLS newcomer Olmes Garcia enjoyed a successful first year with the Claret-and-Cobalt. Despite having to adjust to a new country, team, language, culture and tactics, the 21-year-old fit right in with the club and made an impact off the bench, notching five goals and four assists in 24 league games played – eight of which were starts. All of the Colombian’s goals were scored in substitute appearances.

Garcia scored his first career MLS goal, a stunning curler from outside the box, against Vancouver Whitecaps FC at BC Place on April 13, 2013. The young forward also notched a brace last year against the LA Galaxy on June 8, 2013, scoring two goals in the last 10 minutes to ensure a 3-1 RSL victory. Garcia’s strong season earned him a spot on MLSsoccer.com’s 24-under-24 list, with the speedy striker coming in at 19th in the annual rankings.

Look for Garcia to continue to be an impact player in the 2014 season, as he’ll look to use his speed, skill and strength to carve out a full-time starting role for RSL.

Acquired

RSL: Signed by Real Salt Lake on a transfer from Colombian club Deportes Quindio on Feb. 21, 2013

Deportes Quindio (Colombian 1st Division): Signed with Quindio's first team in January 2011

Professional Career

2013: Played in 24 games – eight of which were starts – for the Claret-and-Cobalt in the regular season … Scored five goals and registered four assists … Finished in the top-five for RSL with five goals (tied for fourth), four assists (fifth), 15 shots on goal (fifth) … Scored his first goal for Real Salt Lake on April 13 in RSL’s 1-1 draw with Vancouver Whitecaps FC … Provided an assist on the game-winning goal in a 1-0 win over Chivas USA on April 20 … Scored the game-winning goal in the 80th minute in a 2-1 win over New England Revolution on May 8 … Notched a late brace as a sub in RSL’s 3-1 win over LA Galaxy on June 8 … Registered an assist on the game-winning goal in a 1-0 win over Toronto FC on June 29 … Scored in RSL’s historic 3-0 win over FC Dallas on July 13 … Recorded an assist on Alvaro Saborio’s second goal in a 4-3 loss to New York Red Bulls on July 27 … Provided an assist on the second goal in RSL’s 4-0 rout of Columbus Crew on Aug. 24 … Provided an assist in RSL’s 3-0 win over Carolina RailHawks on June 26 in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup … Featured in two playoff matches playing a total of 49 minutes – did not record any goals or assists

2012: Made 33 appearances, including 26 starts, across the 2012 Apertura and Clausura tournaments, both career highs … Set a career high for goals, scoring five in league play for Deportes Quindio

2011: Signed his first-ever professional contract with Deportes Quindio ahead of the 2011 Apertura … Made 14 appearances and 10 starts across the 2011 Apertura and Clausura tournaments … Scored two goals for Deportes Quindio in his first full season as a professional

Personal

Full name is Olmes Fernando Garcia Florez ... Born in Barranquilla, Colombia … Grew up in the city of Istmina in the Chocó region of Colombia

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Year Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
2014 Real Salt Lake 21 12 3 1161 0 30 11 27 10 4 0
2013 Real Salt Lake 24 8 5 996 4 33 15 26 7 5 0
Career Totals 45 20 8 2157 4 63 26 53 17 9 0

2014 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Real Salt Lake 21 12 3 1161 0 30 11 27 10 4 0

2013 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Real Salt Lake 2 0 0 49 0 3 1 1 1 0 0
MLS Regular Season Real Salt Lake 24 8 5 996 4 33 15 26 7 5 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves

Regular Season Game Log

Date Match Result Appearance MINS G A SHT SOG FC FS Y R
9/27/2014 RSL @ VAN L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/19/2014 COL @ RSL W 1-5 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/12/2014 RSL @ SEA L 2-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/6/2014 DAL @ RSL W 1-2 Started 76 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0
8/30/2014 RSL @ SJ T 1-1 Started 79 0 0 1 0 3 6 0 0
8/22/2014 RSL @ DAL L 1-2 Subbed On 33 1 0 2 2 0 1 0 0
8/16/2014 SEA @ RSL W 1-2 Started 60 0 0 0 0 3 3 1 0
8/9/2014 DC @ RSL W 0-3 Started 90 0 0 5 1 1 2 0 0
8/2/2014 RSL @ COL W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/30/2014 NY @ RSL T 1-1 Started 82 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0
7/24/2014 MTL @ RSL W 1-3 Subbed On 31 2 0 3 3 0 1 0 0
7/19/2014 VAN @ RSL T 1-1 Subbed On 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/12/2014 RSL @ LA L 0-1 Subbed On 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
7/4/2014 NE @ RSL W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/28/2014 RSL @ CHV L 0-1 Subbed On 17 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
6/7/2014 POR @ RSL L 3-1 Started 90 0 0 1 1 3 3 1 0
6/4/2014 RSL @ CLB T 1-1 Started 72 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0
5/31/2014 RSL @ SEA L 0-4 Started 90 0 0 2 1 4 1 0 0
5/24/2014 DAL @ RSL T 0-0 Subbed On 48 0 0 2 1 3 1 0 0
5/17/2014 COL @ RSL W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/11/2014 RSL @ HOU W 5-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/3/2014 RSL @ CHI W 3-2 Subbed On 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
4/26/2014 VAN @ RSL T 2-2 Subbed On 16 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
4/19/2014 POR @ RSL W 0-1 Started 67 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0
4/12/2014 RSL @ PHI T 2-2 Started 68 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0
4/5/2014 RSL @ KC T 0-0 Started 72 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
3/29/2014 TOR @ RSL W 0-3 Started 84 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
3/22/2014 LA @ RSL T 1-1 Subbed On 54 0 0 1 0 3 2 0 0
3/15/2014 RSL @ SJ T 3-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/8/2014 RSL @ LA W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/23/2013 CHV @ RSL W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/19/2013 RSL @ POR T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/5/2013 DAL @ RSL T 1-1 Subbed On 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/28/2013 RSL @ VAN W 1-0 Started 83 0 0 3 1 2 2 0 0
9/21/2013 SJ @ RSL L 2-1 Subbed On 31 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
9/13/2013 RSL @ SEA L 0-2 Subbed On 45 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0
8/30/2013 POR @ RSL W 2-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/24/2013 CLB @ RSL W 0-4 Started 62 0 1 3 1 2 0 0 0
8/21/2013 RSL @ POR T 3-3 Subbed On 15 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
8/17/2013 RSL @ LA L 2-4 Subbed On 17 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
8/10/2013 HOU @ RSL W 0-1 Started 75 0 0 1 0 3 4 1 0
8/3/2013 RSL @ COL T 2-2 Subbed On 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
7/27/2013 RSL @ NY L 3-4 Started 90 0 1 3 2 2 2 1 0
7/20/2013 KC @ RSL L 2-1 Subbed On 21 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
7/13/2013 RSL @ DAL W 3-0 Subbed On 20 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0
7/3/2013 PHI @ RSL T 2-2 Subbed On 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/29/2013 RSL @ TOR W 1-0 Started 69 0 1 3 1 2 4 1 0
6/22/2013 SEA @ RSL W 0-2 Subbed On 23 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
6/8/2013 LA @ RSL W 1-3 Subbed On 29 2 0 2 2 0 1 0 0
6/1/2013 SJ @ RSL W 0-3 Subbed On 15 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
5/25/2013 CHI @ RSL T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/19/2013 RSL @ CHV W 4-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/11/2013 RSL @ MTL L 2-3 Started 90 0 0 3 1 2 2 0 0
5/8/2013 RSL @ NE W 2-1 Subbed On 22 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
5/4/2013 VAN @ RSL W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/27/2013 LA @ RSL L 2-0 Started 90 0 0 3 1 2 1 0 0
4/20/2013 CHV @ RSL W 0-1 Started 63 0 1 2 0 1 2 0 0
4/13/2013 RSL @ VAN T 1-1 Subbed On 34 1 0 2 2 1 0 1 0
4/6/2013 RSL @ COL L 0-1 Subbed On 45 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0
3/30/2013 SEA @ RSL W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/23/2013 RSL @ DAL L 0-2 Subbed On 13 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
3/16/2013 COL @ RSL T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/9/2013 RSL @ DC L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/3/2013 RSL @ SJ W 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves