Hometown: Plano, Texas
College: University of Notre Dame
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 the arrival of Mohammed Saeid and the injury to Nana Boateng, Powers found himself playing alongside Micheal Azira as a defensive midfielder, starting with the trip to Minnesota United FC (4/23).
- Moved into the Rapids' top 10 all-time list for starts in the game at Orlando City SC (4/29). It was his 110th start, and took him ahead of Kosuke Kimura.
- Registered his first assist of the season in the 3-0 home win over San Jose Earthquakes (5/13), and the 26th in Rapids colors, taking him one behind Omar Cummings who is fourth on the all-time list, and three behind Ross Paule (29).
- Made his 135th appearance for the Rapids, and his 116th start, in the 1-0 loss at Atlanta United FC (6/24). Both numbers were good enough to lift him to joint-eighth on the all-time list, alongside Paul Bravo (appearances) and Matt Pickens (games started) respectively.
- Sustained a groin injury after 34 minutes of the 3-1 loss at FC Dallas (6/27) in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, and missed the home game with Houston Dynamo (7/1). An unused sub for the Loss to Seattle Sounders FC three days later.
- For the first time in his Rapids and MLS career, midfielder Powers failed to play at least 30 games. He fell just one short, though he played more than 2,000 minutes for a fourth successive season.
- That said, during 2016, Powers made his 100th appearance and then his 100th start in MLS.
- He also broke into the top 10 in appearances for the club.
- Powers was used in numerous midfield roles during the regular season, including in a holding role in front of the back four.
- The only goal of the 2016 regular season came in the 1-1 tie at D.C. United on March 20.
- He went 11 games without a goal or an assist, before tallying two assists in the 3-2 win at Houston Dynamo (10/8).
- The club's Humanitarian of the Year for 2016, for his work in the community and with the Special Olympics Unified Team.
- 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.