Blessed with good size and incredible speed, 20-year-old Colombian forward Olmes Garcia comes to RSL as a relatively unknown quantity. A talented but raw prospect, Garcia did well at Colombian First Division side Deportes Quindio, scoring seven goals in 47 total appearances after signing with the team as an 18-year-old in January 2011.
He’ll need some time to adjust to a new country, a new team, a new language, a new culture and new tactics, but Garcia is a significant part of the Claret-and-Cobalt’s long term plan. He’ll have plenty of time to grow into a large role; he signed a five-year contract with RSL on a transfer from Quindio.
RSL: Signed by Real Salt Lake on a transfer from Colombian club Deportes Quindio on Feb. 21, 2013
2012 – Deportes Quindio (Colombian 1st Division): 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 – Deportes Quindio (Colombian 1st Division): 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
Full name is Olmes Fernando Garcia Florez ... Born in Barranquilla, Colombia … Grew up in the city of Istmina in the Chocó region of Colombia