Jamaica int’l Cummings inks San Antonio deal

Jamaica international Omar Cummings (pictured) joined the San Antonio Scorpions on March 27, 2015. (Photo: Mexsport)

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Jamaica international Omar Cummings has signed to play with the San Antonio Scorpions, the North American Soccer League defending champion announced Friday. 

The 32-year-old forward, a former Major League Soccer all-star, adds his name to a roster that consists of other CONCACAF standouts such as Nana Attakora (Canada), Marvin Chavez (Honduras), Billy Forbes (Turks & Caicos Islands) and Richard Menjivar (El Salvador). 

"Omar is a proven goal scorer that has the ability to stretch defenses with his speed and movement," Scorpions head coach Alen Marcina said.  "His impressive resume from MLS includes; leading the league in assists, being recognized as an MLS all-star, and winning MLS Cup. He also brings significant experience leading the Jamaican national team, so he is a great signing for our club and we are delighted to welcome him to the Scorpions.  The addition of Omar is a significant step towards defending our title in 2015." 

A member of the Colorado Rapids' 2010 MLS Cup championship team, Cummings has proven to be dangerous for club and country.  In seven seasons with Colorado and the Houston Dynamo, the 5-10, 165-lb. Cummings registered 42 goals and 30 assists in 185 Major League Soccer games.  In 2009 with Rapids, the Jamaican tied for the league lead with 12 assists and added a career-high 14 goals in 2010. 

"Coach Marcina really wanted me here; my family is in Houston so I am closer to them," Cummings said.  "San Antonio is a great choice for me." 

A native of Old Harbour, Jamaica, Cummings has 35 caps for the Reggae Boyz and scored seven goals, including one in the CONCACAF Gold Cup.