Alvas Powell

Alvas Elvis Powell (born 18 July 1994) is a Jamaican professional footballer who plays as a defender for the Philadelphia Union in Major League Soccer. A native of the parish St. Thomas, he attended Paul Bogle High School and gained recognition in the Da Costa Cup competition.

Alvas Powell
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Alvas with FC Cincinnati in 2019
Personal information
Full name Alvas Elvis Powell[1]
Date of birth (1994-07-18) 18 July 1994 (age 27)
Place of birth Danvers Pen, St. Thomas, Jamaica[2]
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Philadelphia Union
Number 29
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2014 Portmore United 10 (0)
2013–2014Portland Timbers (loan) 20 (2)
2014Sacramento Republic (loan) 3 (0)
2015–2018 Portland Timbers 101 (4)
2019 FC Cincinnati 13 (0)
2020 Inter Miami 4 (0)
2021 Al-Hilal Club 2 (0)
2021– Philadelphia Union 2 (0)
National team
2010–2011 Jamaica U17 8 (1)
2012–2013 Jamaica U20 6 (0)
2012– Jamaica 52 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 June 2021
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 July 2021

Club careerEdit

Portmore UnitedEdit

Powell began his career with Portmore United; he made his senior debut after January 2012.[3] In 2013, Powell went out on loan to Portland Timbers in the MLS, which was extended through December 2014.[4] On 30 August 2014, he scored his first goal for the Timbers in a 3–0 win against the Vancouver Whitecaps.[5]

FC CincinnatiEdit

On 27 December 2018, Powell was traded to FC Cincinnati ahead of their 2019 season, in exchange for $250,000 of General Allocation Money.[6]

Inter Miami CFEdit

On 19 November 2019, Powell was selected second overall by Inter Miami in the 2019 MLS Expansion Draft.[7] Miami opted to decline his contract option following the 2020 season.[8]

Al-Hilal ClubEdit

On 27 January 2021, Powell signed with Sudan Premier League side Al-Hilal Club.[9] On 30 March 2021, Powell, through his agent, requested have his contract with the club terminated due to his "inability to cope with the atmosphere in Sudan."[10]

Philadelphia UnionEdit

After training with the club in May and June, Powell signed a one-year deal with Philadelphia Union on 10 June 2021.[11] On June 23, Powell debuted for the Union as a substitute in a 1–0 win over visiting Columbus Crew SC.[12]

International careerEdit

He made his international debut with the Jamaica national team in 2012.[13] He previously played at the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup. He helped the Reggae Boyz to capture the 2014 CFU Caribbean Football Unions (men's) title beating Trinidad and Tobago in penalties.[14]

Personal lifeEdit

In 2015, Powell received his U.S. green card which qualifies him as a domestic player for MLS roster purposes.[15]

Career statisticsEdit

As of 17 February 2021
Club Season League Playoffs U.S. Open Cup CONCACAF Champions League Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Portland Timbers 2013 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
2014 15 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 16 2
2015 31 0 6 0 1 0 0 0 38 0
2016 23 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 26 0
2017 23 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 25 2
2018 24 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 2
Total 121 6 8 0 2 0 4 0 135 6
FC Cincinnati 2019 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
Total 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
Inter Miami 2020 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Total 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Major League Soccer Career Total 138 6 8 0 2 0 4 0 152 6
Club Season League Playoffs Domestic Cup CAF Champions League Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Al-Hilal Club (Omdurman) 2021 2 0 1 0 3 0
Sudan Premier League Career Total 2 0 - - - - 1 0 3 0
Career Total 140 6 8 0 2 0 5 0 155 6

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Jamaica's goal tally first.[13]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 9 September 2019 Synthetic Track and Field Facility, Leonora, Guyana   Guyana 1–0 4–0 2019–20 CONCACAF Nations League B
2. 2–0

HonorsEdit

Jamaica

Portmore United

Portland Timbers

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jamaica's 40 player provisional list to Copa Centenario". Jamaica Football Federation. 3 May 2016. Archived from the original on 20 December 2016. Retrieved 16 December 2016.
  2. ^ "From Danvers Pen to Portland Timbers Alvas Powell is rising to the occasion". Jamaica Observer. 7 November 2013. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
  3. ^ Oshane Tobias (23 January 2012). "What's the story with Alvas Powell?". Jamaica Observer.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 4 February 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 31 August 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 28 December 2018. Retrieved 27 December 2018.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "2019 Expansion Draft results: Inter Miami, Nashville SC make their picks". Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  8. ^ "Inter Miami CF announces roster decisions following inaugural season". intermiamicf.com. Inter Miami CF. 3 December 2020. Retrieved 12 July 2021.
  9. ^ "Jamaica's Alvas Powell swaps Inter Miami for Al Hilal Omdurman". BBC Sport. 27 January 2021. Retrieved 12 July 2021.
  10. ^ https://www.facebook.com/hilal.alsudan.official
  11. ^ "Philadelphia Union Sign Defender Alvas Powell". philadelphiaunion.com. 10 June 2021. Retrieved 25 June 2021.
  12. ^ Marjorie Elzey (23 June 2021). "Photo Essay: Philadelphia Union win over Columbus Crew (1-0)". phillysoccerpage.com. Retrieved 25 June 2021.
  13. ^ a b Alvas Powell at National-Football-Teams.com
  14. ^ Alvas PowellFIFA competition record (archived)
  15. ^ Jamie Goldberg [@Jamiebgoldberg] (13 February 2015). "For those interested in international roster spots, both Alvas Powell & Norberto Paparatto are now green card holders #RCTID" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  16. ^ McCauley, Kim (6 December 2015). "Goals, screw-ups, stats and more: Everything great from the MLS Cup Final". SBNation.com. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  17. ^ Blue, Molly (1 December 2015). "Portland Timbers, fans celebrate Western Conference Championship". Oregonlive.com. Retrieved 13 February 2019.