Rookie Powers scored his first professional goal in draw with Timbers

Colorado Rapids midfielder Dillon Powers scored his first professional goal in 2-2 draw with Portland:

On his goal and Edson’s contribution:

"Well I think just Edson (Buddle) was fantastic holding the ball, but when I saw when Chris (Klute) got the ball I tried to get myself in a shooting position because coach has been on me for not shooting, especially Wilmer, but you know."

On the emphasis of shooting in training:

"Yeah I think we have been doing a lot of that in practice, and they have been talking a lot about it as well. And I think we created a lot of chances today so we had a lot of opportunities to take shots."

On how it felt to score his first professional goal:

"It felt great you know, it’s a little disappointing that we didn’t get the result which is most important but you know it was nice to get a goal."

On what worked well in the first half:

"You know I think we had good runs in behind and you know I think we didn’t let them  get a rhythm, we had a lot of the ball and when you have a lot of the ball you’re going to create chances as well."

On the mentality in the second half with a two goal lead:

"No we tried to get our idea going out there was to get that second goal, let’s put this game away and get a third one in. We did get that second goal which makes it even more disappointing, you know 2-0 at home. But we didn’t want to sit back at all, we’re at home and we want to come out and win the game."