Omar Cummings Named NASL Player of the Week

Omar Cummings shoots against Tampa Bay
courtesy San Antonio Scorpions

After a stunning performance on Saturday, Omar Cummings has won the NASL player of the week for the second week of the Fall Season. His brace and assist was enough to earn the accolade, which was announced by the league office on Monday.

The performance from the striker capped a fantastic day for Jamaican Football, as the national team managed a 1-0 win in Houston right before Cummings scored his two goals. The current San Antonio Soccer News Player of the Year points leader put in his best individual performance of the season, in what was the best Scorpions performance of the season.

It was a mixed night for the Scorpions as they managed the big win but lost veteran Julius James to a bad injury, which will force veterans like Cummings to step up. As a result of James’ injury, Cummings paid honor to James, dedicating the award to him and to his children, who saw him play for his first time.

Omar Cummings managed two goals, in the 54th and the 62nd minute to go back on top of the NASL Golden Boot Standings ahead of FC Edmonton’s own Jamaican, Lance Laing, with seven. On top of those two goals, Cummings added an assist in the 11th minute.

This makes Omar Cummings the second Scorpion of 2015 to earn Player of the Week honors after Billy Forbes had won earlier this season. Cummings will only need just one more goal to take the single season goals scored record and has 18 matches to do so.

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