Dillon Powers

Dillon Powers
Dillon Powers
Dillon Powers
Colorado Rapids
Real Name: Dillon Powers
HT: 5' 11" WT: 170
Age: 25 (02/14/1991)
Birthplace: Plano, TX
Hometown: Plano, TX

Hometown: Plano, Texas
College: University of Notre Dame
Citizenship: USA
Birth date: February 14, 1991
Acquired: Selected by the Rapids with the 11th overall pick (first round) from the 2013 MLS SuperDraft, on January 17 of that year.



  • With his third season in MLS, Dillon Powers again clocked-up at least 30 appearances for the Rapids.
  • For a second successive season, the 2013 MLS Rookie of the Year was the team-leader in assists (6).
  • The first of his assists led to the Rapids’ first goal of 2015, in the 4-0 thumping of FC Dallas (4/10). That match marked the sixth occasion that Powers registered a goal and an assist in the same game. He netted the team’s second of the night.
  • That performance in Frisco earned Powers a place in the league’s Team of the Week (6).
  • His third and final goal of the season came at Sporting Park (10/21), and set the Rapids on their way to a first win in Kansas City since 2002.
  • In November, Powers spent three weeks training with English Championship club Reading.


  • Appeared in 30 games for the season, starting 27.
  • Scored five goals and contributed nine assists, while holding down an important position in midfield for most of the season.
  • Initially handed the captain’s armband following the season-ending injury sustained by Drew Moor, until the final three games of the season, when Zat Knight took over as skipper.


  • Named MLS Rookie of the Year in his debut season, scoring five goals and adding six assists in his 30 games played (29 started).
  • Solidified his spot in the starting lineup as a central attacking midfielder.
  • Awarded 2013 Rapids MVP honors in end-of-season ceremony.
  • Made his MLS debut, playing 75 minutes, in the first game of the season against Dallas (March 2).
  • Scored his first professional goal on March 30 against the Timbers.
  • A concussion, sustained in the 5-1 home win over Seattle Sounders (Oct. 5), forced a premature end to his rookie season.


  • 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.
  • Selected as a first team All-American, all-Great Lakes region team, all-Big East team and was a semifinalist for the Hermann Trophy.


  • Played internationally for the USA at U-18 and U-20 levels.
  • Played in 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Egypt.


  • At Plano Senior High School, named 2008-2009 Gatorade National Boys Soccer Player of the Year
  • Named U.S. Soccer Development Academy Co-Player of the Year, and named a 2008 high school All-American.


  • Father, Michael Powers, played 16 years with the Dallas Sidekicks in the Major Indoor Soccer League.
  • Graduated from Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters as a political science major, peace studies minor.

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2016Colorado Rapids292412122434631240
2015Colorado Rapids3225322356431636430
2014Colorado Rapids3027523289331225420
2013Colorado Rapids3029524576271129140
Career Totals-121105149142251374512111130
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