HOW ACQUIRED: Trade from Portland on Dec. 27, 2018.
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 a key role in Cincinnati's expansion season.
INTERNATIONAL: Powell has earned 35 caps for Jamaica since making his international debut in 2012. With Jamaica, Powell has competed in the 2015 and 2017 Concacaf Gold Cups, FIFA World Cup qualifiers, the 2012 and 2014 Caribbean Cups, as well as international friendlies. The Jamaican played all but seven minutes for the Reggae Boyz in their run to the 2017 Concacaf Gold Cup final.
OUTSIDE MLS: Powell came up with Portmore United, where he played for two years before earning his loan to Portland.
NOTES: 2015 MLS Cup champion.