Dillon Powers says team "fell asleep a few times" and were punished by Portland

Rookie rues mental lapses that resulted in goals for the home side

Colorado Rapids midfielder Dillon Powers following the 3-0 loss at Portland:

On the Timbers’ efficiency:
“It was pretty frustrating, because we did feel like we had some good periods of play. I think a lot of it is just the little things, doing the little things right. We fell asleep a few times today, and they punished us.”

On the team’s mental focus, playing their third game in eight days:
“I think a lot of it was mental. Maybe that does come with the amount of games in this span of time, but just tuning out here and there cost us, and it can ruin a good performance like it did today.”

On his first time playing in front of the Portland crowd:
“I think it’s a fantastic atmosphere. As a player, this is what you love to play for. I’m sure it works to their advantage a little bit. Obviously, any time you’re playing at home in front of a crowd that’s very passionate it is very special.”