UC star Omar Cummings among newest additions to roster
CINCINNATI (January 21, 2016) – FC Cincinnati, the new professional soccer franchise majority owned by Cincinnati businessman and philanthropist Carl Lindner III, today announced six more players to its roster in preparation for its inaugural season which begins in March.
Heading this class is forward Omar Cummings, who has both MLS and international experience. A former Cincinnati State and University of Cincinnati star, Cummings was drafted by the Colorado Rapids in the 2007 MLS SuperDraft. During his MLS career, Cummings had a career high 12 assists in 2009, scored a career-high 14 goals in 2010 and was named to his first MLS All-Star team in 2011. He also represented Jamaica in international competition and was a member of the 2010 Jamaican team that won the Digicel Caribbean Cup.
“I am very excited to be back in Cincinnati playing soccer,” said Cummings. “Cincinnati has always been a second home for me and it’s a dream for me to play for FC Cincinnati.”
Also joining Cummings on the FC Cincinnati roster:
This group joins the initial class of 11 players who were signed to the FC Cincinnati roster in December.
“This second class of players will be a valuable complement to our team,” said Head Coach John Harkes, a veteran of Major League Soccer and the U.S. National Team. “Having Omar Cummings come back to Cincinnati to play will be an exciting addition for our fans.”
FC Cincinnati will join the United Soccer League (USL) and play its season from March through September. Season tickets are on sale and available atwww.FCCincinnati.com.
The Club will join the USL’s East Division as the league’s 26th club. Rivals in the USL will include: Harrisburg City Islanders, Louisville City FC, Pittsburgh Riverhounds, New York Red Bulls II, and Saint Louis FC, among others.