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Real Salt Lake brings in Colombian youngster Olmes Garcia

Real Salt Lake has signed Colombian forward Olmes Garcia from Deportes Quindio.

The 20-year old has signed a five-year contract with RSL for an undisclosed fee but head coach Jason Kreis has made it clear that no pressure will be placed on Garcia to perform instantly in Utah.

"We don't feel any particular pressure to throw him right into our line-up, not looking for him to make any huge statements over the first several months of the season," Kreis told

"But, he could prove us wrong, and show us that he is ready to play, and he'll get opportunities. It all depends on his transition.

"We actually were scouting another forward on his team, an older player, and he stuck out to us in the matches that we watched, so we watched more and more matches, and every time he had an impact on the match.

"He's got good size, very good speed, and was pretty smart in his tactical awareness. He is a player that has an amazing potential for us."

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