Cummings called in for WCQ matches against the United States

Forward named to roster to face USA on Sept 7 in Kingston and Sept 11 in Columbus

Omar Cummings with Jamaica

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COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (Thursday, August 30, 2012) – Colorado Rapids forward Omar Cummings has been called up to the Jamaica National Team for two 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers against the United States. The Reggae Boyz take on the U.S. Men’s National Team on Friday, Sept. 7 in Kingston, Jamaica, and then once again on Tuesday, Sept. 11 in Columbus, Ohio.

Cummings will join the team next week and be unavailable for Colorado’s home game against Portland on Sept. 5. He will rejoin the Rapids ahead of their Sept. 14 match at LA Galaxy.

Cummings, 30, has made 29 total appearances for his country, including in their most recent match against El Salvador on Aug. 15 when he started and played 55 minutes in the 2-0 victory. He made his debut for the Reggae Boyz on July 28, 2008, also against El Salvador, and has scored seven goals for his country. For the Rapids, Cummings has scored five goals in 21 games this season, adding one assist.

Jamaica is currently tied with the United States in the Group A standings for 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. They defeated Guatemala 2-1 on June 8 and tied Antigua and Barbuda 0-0 in June 12. After the double-header with the United States, they’ll round out Group A play against Guatemala and Antigua and Barbuda on October 12 and 16.

The Rapids return to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park next Wednesday, Sept. 5 against the Portland Timbers. The Heineken Lads Night Out package is available for the match, which includes two tickets, two beers, two hot dogs and two scarves for $44. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 303-825-GOAL or visit www.ColoradoRapids.com. They’ll first face the Timbers, though, this Friday at 7:30 p.m. PT (8:30 p.m. MT) at JELD-WEN Field, broadcast live on NBC Sports.