Based on the comments of the Rapids' General Manager it sounds like a short-term loan could be in the works as well. Cummings is a decent player that provides something in the neighborhood of 70% of Emile Heskey with the the added bonus of being ridiculously cheap. He's no great shakes but if he comes in on loan there is literally nothing not to like about this type of move. If a center forward of James Collins' quality can make Villla look like a wholly more dangerous attacking side, adding someone of Cummings' quality could not be in any way a bad thing. As an added bonus, it's evidence of Villa's scouting network moving beyond the British isles. And as a further added bonus to fans of MLS such as myself it serves as further proof that the league is becoming one to take more seriously with each passing year.