Dillon Thomas Powers (born February 14, 1991) is an American soccer player who currently plays as a midfielder for Dundee United in the Scottish Premiership.
Powers was born in Plano, Texas. As a youngster, Powers played for hometown club Andromeda SC and Plano Senior High School. He was named the Gatorade National Boys Soccer Player of the Year in his senior year before going on to play for Notre Dame.
Powers played college soccer at the University of Notre Dame from 2009 to 2012. For the 2009 season, he was named to the Big East All-Rookie Team. In 2010 and 2011, he was named to the All-Big East second team. For the 2012 season, he was selected to the All-Big East first team and the NSCAA All-America First Team.
Powers in 2017
After college, Powers was drafted eleventh overall in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft by the Colorado Rapids. He became an instant hit with the team and was often shortlisted for the MLS Rookie of the Year Award by several pundits. After the conclusion of the Rapids' season, Powers won the Rookie of the Year award, beating out teammate Deshorn Brown.
On November 8, 2015, it was revealed the Powers was on trial with English Championship side, Reading.
On August 10, 2017, it was announced that Powers had been traded to Orlando City in exchange for Luis Gil and $100,000 of Targeted Allocation Money. Powers made his debut for Orlando City on August 26, 2017 against Vancouver Whitecaps FC. He re-signed with Orlando City on December 18, 2017. Powers scored his first goal with Orlando City on June 6, 2018 in a 2018 U.S. Open Cup match against Miami United FC.
Powers represented the US on several occasions at the youth level. He played for the US U18 and was a part of the US U20 team at the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup.
Dillon is the son of Michael Powers, who played for 15 years in the Major Indoor Soccer League with the Dallas Sidekicks. Powers acquired an Italian passport in early 2015 making him a dual citizen of both the US and Italy.
Former Youth Teams
Former Senior Teams
Former Club Staff