HOW ACQUIRED: Selected by the Rapids with the 11th overall pick (first round) of the 2013 MLS SuperDraft on January 17, 2013.
The 2013 MLS Rookie of the Year, Powers will look to get back to top form in 2017 in an attacking position for the Rapids. His creativity makes him a special player for the club.
COLLEGE: Started 64 out of 78 games at Notre Dame, serving as team captain his senior year. Contributed 10 goals and 22 assists throughout his collegiate career. 2012 honors: NSCAA First Team All-American; NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region First Team; MAC Hermann Trophy Semifinalist; All-Big East First Team. Named to the All-Big East Second team both his sophomore and junior year, and All-Big East Rookie Team his freshmen year
INTERNATIONAL: Member of U.S. U-18 and U-20 national teams. Played in 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Egypt. 2012 Milk Cup champion with U.S. U-20 team; named Milk Cup MVP.