Colorado ships Cummings to Houston

Updated: December 23, 2012

Commerce City, CO (Sports Network) – The Colorado Rapids acquired allocation
money and midfielder Nathan Sturgis from the Houston Dynamo on Sunday in
exchange for forward Omar Cummings.

The 30-year-old Cummings joined Colorado in 2007 and tallied 39 goals during
his time with the Rapids, including his best season in 2010 when he netted 14
goals to help Colorado capture its first MLS Cup.

Cummings has also been capped 28 times by Jamaica, scoring seven goals in
international play.

Sturgis, 25, is a veteran of seven MLS seasons and has appeared in a total of
80 matches during his time with the Los Angeles Galaxy, Real Salt Lake,
Seattle and Toronto FC prior to arriving in Houston.

“Adding allocation money gives us flexibility as we look to bring in players
for 2013, and Nathan has a lot of experience and can play several positions in
midfield and defense,” said technical director Paul Bravo. “It is difficult to
part with Omar, who has been such an important player for us since his arrival
in 2007. His achievements with the Rapids will always be remembered by our
organization and our fans, and we wish him the very best with the Dynamo.”