Most of last week was spent in a frenzy trying to deduce whether or not striker Omar Cummings being able to complete several training sessions would mean that he was able to start for the Rapids - or at least play a couple of minutes for them - against the Portland Timbers last Saturday. Unfortunately, the answer was no and Cummings was forced to stay home for yet another week, after already rehabilitating his hurt ankle for over a month.
It looks like the waiting game will finally end this weekend though, as Cummings should be available to play against the Los Angeles Galaxy this Saturday. He will be skipping the gold cup match between Jamaica and the United States in order to play for the Rapids, possibly an unfortunate thing for Jamaica as they originally had called Omar up before he decided to stay put because of injury.
The striker has appeared in seven games for the Rapids this season, netting two goals in the process before that ankle injury against the Houston Dynamo sidelined him for such a long time. He has still only played a single game this year where he has been up top with Conor Casey, the home opener against the Portland Timbers.