The midfielder joins the Lions after featuring for the Rapids since the 2013 campaign, making 139 overall appearances and registering 14 goals and 26 assists.
After being selected 11th overall in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft from Notre Dame, Powers earned the 2013 MLS Rookie of the Year and was awarded 2013 Rapids MVP honors by scoring five goals and adding six assists in 30 appearances.
The Plano, Texas, native followed up his award-winning rookie season by leading the team in assists the two following years, registering nine and six assists, respectively. In 2016, the midfielder made 29 regular season appearances and recorded one goal and four assists to help the Rapids finish second in the Supporters’ Shield race before playing in the three games of Colorado’s run to the Western Conference final.
Powers also received the club’s Humanitarian of the Year in 2016 for his work in the community and with the Special Olympics Unified Team.
On the international stage, Powers made 18 overall appearances for the U.S. U-18 and U-20 sides, including features at the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Egypt.