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Powell moves to FC Cincinnati

Published:Saturday | December 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer
Powell (front).

Reggae Boyz defender Alvas Powell has signed a one-year contract with United States Major League Soccer (MLS) newest franchise, FC Cincinnati, for the upcoming season.

The 24-year-old Powell joins FC Cincinnati after playing his previous six seasons with the Portland Timbers.

The former Portmore United player made 24 appearances for the Timbers during his last season while equalling a career-high two goals and three assists to help the club reach the final of this year's MLS Cup competition.

Powell also helped the Timbers to capture the first-ever MLS Cup in club history in 2015.

The tough defender played over two thousand minutes for the third time in the last four seasons.

In his past six seasons with the Timbers, Powell made 121 MLS regular-season appearances, including 112 starts. He netted six goals and provided 10 assists.

Powell has earned 35 caps with the Reggae Boyz since making his debut in 2012. He will be joined on the FC Cincinnati roster by his national teammate and striker Darren Mattocks.

The 28-year-old Mattocks netted 10 goals for DC United last season, but he was relegated to the bench following the arrival of former England captain Wayne Rooney in the summer.

Mattocks has netted 17 goals in 43 appearances for the Reggae Boyz.