Real Salt Lake's Olmes Garcia was MLS player of the week today after scoring a couple of goals in 32 minutes off the bench. (My first-place vote went to Sounders midffielder Lamar Neagle. I gave Garcia my second.)
Here's the released from MLS:
Real Salt Lake forward Olmes Garcia was voted Major League Soccer Player of the Week by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) for week 15 of the 2013 MLS season. Olmes Garcia came off the bench in the 58th minute and scored two late goals in a span of thirty minutes to propel Real Salt Lake to a 3-1 win over the LA Galaxy Saturday night at Rio Tinto Stadium. With the game tied 1-1, the Colombian forward gave Salt Lake the lead when he headed home a cross from Javier Morales in the 84th minute. Eight minutes later in stoppage time, Garcia collected a through ball from Javier Morales behind the Galaxy’s defense and casually slotted the ball through the legs of Galaxy goalkeeper Brian Rowe to ensure the victory for Real Salt Lake. Salt Lake are back in action this Wednesday, June 12, when they host USL-Pro side Charleston Battery in the 4th round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. The MLS Player of the Week is selected each week of the regular season by a panel of journalists from NASR. The group consists of members of print, television, radio and online media. More information and membership information can be found at http://www.soccerreporters.com/.