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Rapids deal Cummings to Houston
December 23rd, 2012 11:25PM

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[MLS TRANSACTIONS] The breakup of the Colorado Rapids' frontline continues. After Conor Casey, whose contract renewal was not picked up and who was then picked by the Philadelphia Union, Jamaican Omar Cummings was dealt to the 2012 MLS runner-up Houston Dynamo for defender Nathan Sturgis and allocation money.

Cummings scored a career-high 14 goals in 2010 when the Rapids won MLS Cup. He was named to the 2011 MLS All-Star team, but he slumped to just six goals and two assists in 2012.

"I have always like Omar," Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear said in a statement. "He is a good player with good pace. He is someone who knows the league well. We were in an unfortunate situation with Calen Carr's injury, but Omar is a player who can come in and help us stretch the field."

The 30-year-old Cummings will be able to step in for Carr, who suffered a knee injury in MLS Cup. Houston also has to play as the second paired with Will Bruin, who enjoyed a great sophomore season.

Cummings is also a member of the Jamaica national team that advanced to the final round of Concacaf World Cup qualifying.

MLS TRANSACTIONS:
Friday:
-- HOUSTON acquired Jamaican forward Omar Cummings from COLORADO for defender Nathan Sturgis and allocation money.
-- HOUSTON waived forward Colin Rolfe.
-- NEW ENGLAND signed midfielder Scott Caldwell (Akron) to homegrown contract.
Thursday:
-- LOS ANGELES signed defender Gyasi Zardes (CSU Bakersfield) to homegrown contract.
Wednesday:
-- FC DALLAS signed Bradlee Baladez (South Carolina) to homegrown contract.
Tuesday:
-- FC DALLAS signed Brazilian forward Pipico (ex-Vasco da Gama) as free agent.
-- SPORTING KC acquired Argentine forward Claudio Bieler from LDU Quito for an undisclosed transfer fee.
-- PORTLAND acquired Mobi Fehr (ex-FC Basel) through a weighted lottery.
Monday:
-- NEW YORK signed Brazilian midfielder Juninho (ex-Vasco da Gama) as free agent.



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