Posted on July 8, 2012
SEATTLE — Second-half substitute and Jamaican international striker Omar Cummings scored, but it was too little and too late for the Colorado Rapids in their 2-1 Major League Soccer loss to the Seattle Sunders at CenturyLink Field on Saturday night.
The loss snapped a nine-game winless streak for the Sounders (8-5-6, 30 points) while the Rapids (22) fell to 7-10-1.
After the hosts grabbed a 2-0 advantage on goals by Alvaro Fernandez (52nd minute) and Eddie Johnson (62nd minute), Cummings sliced the lead in half, scoring on a point-blank volley past goalkeeper Bryan Meredith in the 79th minute before 39,060 spectators.
“That’s what coach wants any sub to do,” Cummings said. “Add some energy, take on defenders and get the best positions. I think we definitely put some higher pressure on Seattle and got our chances.”
Cummings, who replaced Conor Casey in the 67th minute, thought he had scored in the 85th after deflecting a 19-yard shot by Jeff Larentowica into the net, but it was called back because it was ruled to be offside.
“I didn’t see it, it’s hard for me to say,” Rapids coach Oscar Pareja said. “The boys said they didn’t see anything, so we wanted it. We just didn’t see it.”
Colorado hosts FC Dallas on July 14.
“Starting next week we have to put this behind us and try and be competitive in practice and play hard,” Cummings said. “Keep moving on, keep growing as a team.”
Photo: Omar Cummings scored in the 79th minute for Colorado. Photo courtesy of the Colorado Rapids/MLS
Categories: Caribbean, Jamaica
Tags: Casey Conor, Colorado Rapids, Major League Socceer, Omar Cummings, Oscar Pareja, Seattle Sounders