HOW ACQUIRED: Via loan from Portmore United FC (Jamaica) on June 28, 2013.
In the sense that true raiding fullbacks are a rare find, Powell deserves his place among the league’s top right backs most comfortable setting up shop on the other side of half field. Powell provided stability to the backline that served as the backbone for a 2015 MLS Cup title run. He should have another key role with the Timbers this year.
INTERNATIONAL: Powell has routinely featured for the Jamaican national team after making his senior debut in 2012. He’s made more than a dozen caps since then, including in Gold Cups.
OUTSIDE MLS: Powell came up with Portmore United, where he played for two years before earning his loan to Portland.