By IVES GALARCEP
The Houston Dynamo went into the off-season needing a speed option at forward after losing Calen Carr to a torn ACL and not only did they get one, they managed to land one of the best in Major League Soccer.
The Dynamo acquired Jamaican forward Omar Cummings from the Colorado Rapids in exchange for Nathan Sturgis and allocation money, the teams announced on Sunday.
The Dynamo land a forward in Cummings who has endured two injury-hit seasons with the Rapids that have seen his production diminished. After managing just three goals in 2011, the 30-year-old Jamaican international produced six goals and two assists in 2012.
Houston will be banking on Cummings benefiting from playing in a dangerous Houston attack featuring midfield aces Brad Davis and Oscar Boniek Garcia, as well as breakout forward Will Bruin.
For the Rapids, the deal lands them a versatile player in Sturgis along with allocation money the club can use to work the international market for defensive help. Colorado currently holds the No. 6 pick in the 2013 MLS Draft and will be expected to select a forward with that pick. The Rapids parted ways with Conor Casey earlier in the off-season, but added a lead forward in Edson Buddle from the LA Galaxy.
What do you think of this trade? Think the Dynamo stole Cummings? Giving the edge to Colorado for dealing a player who might be on the decline?
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