MLS Regular Season
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – To figure out what’s different with Dillon Powers in 2014, all you have to do is look at his facial hair.
Last year, the Plano, Texas, native showed up to his first MLS training camp with a crew cut, clean-shaven and looking ready for an entry-level job interview. This term, however, the MLS Rookie of the Year came in sporting a mullet and a thick, impossible-to-miss mustache.
As a young soccer supporter living in Brighton, CO, Dillon Serna's dream matched that of many young sports fans, to one day emulate his heroes and stride out in front of his home crowd for his favorite club. Serna's hero growing up was a Colorado Rapids legend, and is why he now wears number 17 on his jersey.
"I've picked number 17 because I grew up watching Marcelo Balboa," Serna explained. "He had a big influence on why I played soccer.
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The Colorado Rapids midfielder Dillon Powers was handed the perfect gift last week by Denver-based restaurant Chipotle .... but he would have to give a little in return.
Colorado Rapids defender Chris Klute is fully recovered from the hamstring strain which forced his early withdrawal from the team's opening game of the season, a 1-1 tie at New York Red Bulls on March 15.
The 24-year-old is now working his way back to match sharpness, which could take another week or so.
Two road trips to Canada and two wins, on two terrible surfaces, suggests there’s more to this Colorado Rapids side than many around MLS would think. The game itself in Toronto, as a spectacle, was less pleasing. Play was bogged down in the middle third, the ball skipping and spitting on a rutted surface. Neither goalkeeper was over-worked.
Indeed, the bare-chested, pot-bellied Toronto FC fans bellowing from the stands were easier on the eye.
Pablo Mastroeni, Rapids Head Coach
On if he’s pleased getting two straight road wins:
TORONTO – The Colorado Rapids edged past injury-ridden Toronto FC 1-0 in a scrappy match at BMO Field on Saturday, thanks to