Player Details


Alvas Powell


6' 0"


165 lbs

Date of Birth

7.18.1994 (29)


St. Thomas, Jamaica



Position Detail

Full Back

Preferred Side




Roster Category

Career Summary

FC Cincinnati signed Alvas Powell to a contract through the 2022 season, with a club option for 2023, on December 17, 2021. The Jamaican international returned to Cincinnati after spending the inaugural 2019 season in the Queen City. His option for 2023 was exercised on November 15, 2022.

2023 (FC Cincinnati): Appeared in 25 games, including 10 starts, totaling 951 regular season minutes … had his loan assist of the season on a crosser to Dominique Badji in a 2-2 tie against Atlanta United on October 21 … made four-straight starts to end the season, including starts in the MLS Cup Playoffs against Philadelphia and Columbus totaling 210 minutes between the two … recorded double digit starts for the eighth time in his decade-long career. 

2022 (FC Cincinnati): Made 28 appearances, including 24 starts, totally 1,943 regular season minutes and adding three assists … started and played in both MLS Cup Playoff games for FCC … started the second game of the season vs. D.C. United which began a streak of starting five straight games … recorded his first league assist of the season at Toronto FC (April 30), the game-winning assist for Luciano Acosta’s goal from a long throw in … recorded other assists at Inter Miami CF (July 30) in the 4-4 tie and at Real Salt Lake (Sept. 17) in the 2-1 win … made the most appearances of his career since 2015, when he started and played in 31 matches for the Portland Timbers and his 22 shots were the second-most of his career (25 with POR, 2018).

2021 (Philadelphia Union): Made five appearances (four starts) for the Union during the 2021 MLS season ... Joined Philadelphia Union as a free agent on June 10, 2021 ... Made his debut for the Union when he was subbed on in stoppage time of a 1-0 win against Columbus Crew SC (Jun. 23) ... Recorded his first start for Philadelphia during the Union's 3-3 away draw vs. Chicago Fire (Jun. 26) ... Secured a 1-0 home victory when he started at rightback vs. NYCFC (Aug. 18) ... Started two postseason matches of the Audi 2021 MLS Cup Playoffs.

2020 (Inter Miami CF): Made four appearances, including two starts, for Miami during the shortened 2020 season … went the full 90 in the club’s match in the Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs at Nashville SC.

2019 (FC Cincinnati): Made 13 appearances, including 10 starts, for the Orange and Blue’s inaugural campaign in 2019.

2018 (Portland Timbers): Made his second appearance in MLS Cup for the Timbers on Dec. 8, playing 8 minutes off the bench in a 2-0 loss against Atlanta United FC … Featured ten minutes off the bench in a 3-2 win against Sporting Kansas City in the second leg of the Western Conference Championship on Nov. 29... Made his 2018 post-season debut on Nov. 8 against Seattle Sounders FC, appearing in his ninth career playoff match for the Timbers in a playoff win against Seattle Sounders FC ... Tallied his second goal of the season in a 3-2 loss at Minnesota United FC on Sept. 22 ... Earned a penalty kick in a 3-0 win over the Union on Aug. 4 ... Tallied his third assist in 2018 in a 2-1 win over the Houston Dynamo on July 28 ... Made his 100th MLS start in a 2-1 win over San Jose on July 7 ... Made a substitute appearance in a 1-0 U.S. Open Cup win over the Galaxy on June 15 ... Recorded an assist for a second straight game in a 3-0 win over NYCFC on April 22 ... Earned MLS Team of the Week, Player of the Week and Goal of the Week honors after recording a goal and an assist in a 3-2 win over Minnesota United on April 14.

2017 (Portland Timbers): Made 23 regular-season appearances (19 starts) in the 2017 campaign ... Scored his second goal in 2017 in the team’s 4-0 win against D.C. United on Oct. 15 ... Recorded an appearance for a second straight game in a 2-1 win against the Colorado Rapids on Aug. 23 ... Scored his first goal of the season in a 3-1 win against the LA Galaxy on Aug. 6 ... Started a third straight game in a 1-1 draw against Sporting KC on July 1 ... Recorded his third assist of the season in the team’s match against Montreal on May 20 ... Played 90 minutes for a 11th straight game (March 3-May 14) in the team’s 1-1 draw against Atlanta United on May 14 ... Tallied his second assist of the season in the team’s 2-2 draw against Dallas on April 29 ... Recorded his first assist of the season against Columbus Crew SC on March 25.

2016 (Portland Timbers): Appeared in 23 MLS regular-season matches (23 starts) for Portland ... Started and logged 90 minutes in each of the first six games (March 6-April 13), before missing 10 games due to a wrist injury ... Recorded an assist against Seattle Sounders FC on Aug. 21 ... Started and played 90 minutes in three 2016-17 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League matches.

2015 (Portland Timbers): Played every minute of the MLS Cup Playoffs (570 minutes) ... Logged 90 minutes in a 2-1 win over Columbus Crew SC in MLS Cup on Dec. 6 ... Played 90 minutes in both Western Conference Championship matches against FC Dallas (Nov. 22 and Nov. 29) ... Logged 90 minutes in each of Portland's two Western Conference Semifinal matches against Vancouver (Nov. 1 and Nov. 8) ... Played 120 minutes in a 2-2 draw (7-6 win on PKs) against Sporting KC in the Western Conference Knockout Round on Oct. 29 ... Started 31 of the team's 34 regular season matches ... Named to MLS Team of the Week for Week 23.

2014 (Portland Timbers): In his first full season with the Timbers, Powell appeared in MLS career-high 15 games (11 starts) and registered his first career goals and assists during the campaign ... Was named the Timbers Up-and-Coming Player for a second consecutive season ... Scored the first two goals of his MLS career in back-to-back games against Vancouver Whitecaps FC (Aug. 30) and the San Jose Earthquakes (Sept. 7) ... Tallied his first career MLS assist against the Earthquakes in a three point (1g, 1a) performance on Sept. 7 ... Made one appearance each for the club in 2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup play and the 2014-15 CONCACAF Champions League group stage ... Tallied a goal against Alpha United FC in his CONCACAF Champions League debut on Aug. 19 in Guyana ... Earned a spot on the Team of the Week for Week 33 ... Made two appearances on loan with USL PRO club Sacramento Republic FC during the season.

2013 (Portland Timbers): Made five league appearances (4 starts) in his rookie campaign with the Timbers, logging 382 minutes ... Selected as the club's 2013 Up-and-Coming Player of the Year ... Made his MLS debut Aug. 3, starting and playing 63 minutes of a 1-1 draw against Vancouver Whitecaps FC ... Became the youngest player in Timbers MLS history to start and play in a match at 19 years, 16 days ... Started four straight regular-season matches Aug. 3-25 ... Was a second-half sub in a 2-1 loss to Real Salt Lake in the semifinal of the 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Aug. 7, making his first U.S. Open Cup appearance ... Made his first-team debut, starting and playing all 90 minutes of a 1-0 win over EPL side Norwich City FC in a friendly July 24 at JELD-WEN Field.

INTERNATIONAL: Has made 58 appearances for the Jamaican National Team since his senior team debut with the Reggae Boyz in 2012 … has earned 17 caps in FIFA World Cup qualification, including five appearances in 2021 in qualifying for the 2022 FIFA World Cup … Has twice scored for Jamaica, both of which came in the same game in Concacaf Nations League play against Guyana, when he scored two of the four goals in a 4-0 victory … has made 15 appearances for Jamaica in the Concacaf Gold Cup, including all six matches in 2017, five of which were starts, for the Reggae Boyz run to the Final, in a loss against the United States.