Talk about an impact sub.
Olmes Garcia was that and more for Real Salt Lake this past weekend, coming off the bench to bag a late brace and push the club to a 3-1 victory against the LA Galaxy. Garcia, who entered the match when it was even at 1-1 in the 61st minute, scored the winner in the 84th and then netted again two minutes into stoppage time to ensure all three points for the home side.
The 20-year-old Colombian forward's two-goal performance not only saw RSL knock off their Western Conference foes, but it also earned him the Player of the Week award for Week 15. (See how the North American Soccer Reporters voted here.) Garcia is the first Real Salt Lake player to claim the Player of the Week honors this season and just the second Western Conference player to do so since Week 6.
2013 MLS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Week 15: Olmes Garcia (Real Salt Lake)
Week 14: Diego Fagundez (New England Revolution)
Week 13: Marco Di Vaio (Montreal Impact)
Week 12: Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders)
Week 11: Will Bruin (Houston Dynamo)
Week 10: Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
Week 9: Tim Cahill (New York Red Bulls)
Week 8: Jack McInerney (Philadelphia Union)
Week 7: Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo)
Week 6: Ryan Johnson (Portland Timbers)
Week 5: Will Johnson (Portland Timbers)
Week 4: Juan Agudelo (Chivas USA)
Week 3: Bill Hamid (D.C. United)
Week 2: Robert Earnshaw (Toronto FC)
Week 1: Mike Magee (LA Galaxy)