Omar Cummings

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Omar Cummings
Omar Cummings.jpg
Cummings with Colorado Rapids in 2010
Personal information
Date of birth (1982-07-13) 13 July 1982 (age 35)
Place of birth Old Harbour, Jamaica
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
2002–2003 Rivoli United
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Cincinnati State College
2005–2006 Cincinnati Bearcats
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2012 Colorado Rapids 148 (39)
2013–2014 Houston Dynamo 37 (3)
2015 San Antonio Scorpions 29 (10)
2016–2017 FC Cincinnati 20 (3)
National team
2008–2012 Jamaica 35 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Omar Cummings (born 13 July 1982) is a former Jamaican international footballer who played as a forward. He spent his entire professional career in the United States.

Career[edit]

Youth and amateur[edit]

Cummings attended Jonathan Grant High School, Cincinnati State College and the University of Cincinnati, where he majored in criminal justice.[1]

Professional[edit]

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Cummings was selected by the Colorado Rapids in the 2007 MLS SuperDraft as a Round 3, number 31 overall pick.[2] On 4 September 2010, Cummings scored two goals to help the Rapids to a 3–0 victory over Chivas USA at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. The performance led to him being voted as Major League Soccer Player of the Week for Week 23 of the MLS season by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR).[3] On 27 December 2010, it was announced that the Colorado Rapids had granted Cummings permission to trial with English Premier League club Aston Villa.[4] On 17 January 2011, Aston Villa manager Gérard Houllier announced that Cummings had impressed on the trial.[5] Due to work permit issues, a deal did not proceed.[6]

Having returned to play for Colorado again in 2010, Cummings made his 100th MLS appearance for the Rapids on 30 April 2010, in a game against Chicago Fire.

On 22 December 2012 Cummings was traded to Houston Dynamo in exchange for Nathan Sturgis and allocation money.[7] He remained with Houston for two years.

In 2015, Cummings signed with San Antonio Scorpions of the North American Soccer League.[8] He enjoyed a successful season, scoring 10 goals in 29 matches.

On 21 January 2016, Cummings signed with expansion side FC Cincinnati of the United Soccer League.[9]

On 23 July 2017, FC Cincinnati announced that Cummings would be retiring from professional soccer.[10] He played his final match the following day in an international friendly against Valencia CF. During the match's halftime, the club honored Cummings with a brief ceremony and presented him with a framed jersey.[11]

International[edit]

Cummings made his international debut for Jamaica in July 2008.[2]

International goals[edit]

As of 30 March 2011[12]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competitions
1 9 November 2008 Truman Bodden Stadium, George Town, Cayman Islands  Cayman Islands
0 – 1
0 – 2
International Friendly
2 19 November 2008 Independence Park, Kingston, Jamaica  Canada
3 – 0
3 – 0
2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
3 10 July 2009 FIU Stadium, Miami, United States  El Salvador
0 – 1
0 – 1
2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup
4 7 September 2010 Lockhart Stadium, Fort Lauderdale, United States  Peru
1 – 1
2 – 1
International Friendly
5 5 December 2010 Stade d'Honneur de Dillon, Fort-de-France, Martinique  Guadeloupe
1 – 1
1 – 1
2010 Caribbean Championship
6 29 March 2011 Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador  El Salvador
1 – 3
2 – 3
International Friendly
7 2 September 2011 Quito, Ecuador  Ecuador
1 – 4
2 – 5
International Friendly

Personal[edit]

Cummings is the cousin of fellow soccer players Rafe Wolfe, Wolry Wolfe and Kemeel Wolfe.[citation needed]

Cummings holds a U.S. green card which qualifies him as a domestic player for MLS roster purposes.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile". University of Cincinnati Athletics official website. Retrieved 1 January 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Profile". Colorado Rapids official website. Retrieved 1 January 2011. 
  3. ^ Joshua Mayer (6 September 2010). "Colorado's Omar Cummings named MLS Player of the Week". Seattle Times. Retrieved 1 January 2011. 
  4. ^ German Sferra (27 December 2010). "Cummings to train with EPL's Aston Villa". Colorado Rapids official website. Retrieved 1 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "Colorado Rapids striker Omar Cummings impresses Villa". BBC Sport. 17 January 2011. Retrieved 17 January 2011. 
  6. ^ German Sferra (18 January 2011). "Work permit issues end Cummings' EPL stay". Colorado Rapids official website. Retrieved 18 January 2011. 
  7. ^ http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2012/12/23/new-look-rapids-deal-veteran-cummings-dynamo
  8. ^ http://mlsmultiplex.com/2015/03/27/san-antonio-scorpions-sign-omar-cummings/
  9. ^ https://www.fccincinnati.com/%EF%BB%BF-fc-cincinnati-signs-six-more-players/
  10. ^ Kimura, Fumi (July 24, 2017). "Omar Cummings Announces Retirement". FC Cincinnati. Retrieved July 24, 2017. 
  11. ^ FC Cincinnati [@fccincinnati] (24 July 2017). "WATCH: #FCCINCY Honors @ocummings14 For A Fantastic Career! #ThankYouOmar #CINvVAL" (Tweet). Retrieved 24 July 2017 – via Twitter. 
  12. ^ RSSF – Jamaica International Matches Details 1998–2010
  13. ^ German Sferra (17 January 2012). "Rapids have four International roster slots available". Colorado Rapids. Retrieved 13 November 2014. 

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