By IVES GALARCEP
Amid the myriad of injuries and plethora of new faces deputized by head coach Oscar Pareja during a month of April that saw the Colorado Rapids overachieve, there has been one surprising constant in the starting lineup.
Rookie Dillon Powers was there for every minute, and didn’t just play every one of them, he managed to excel in his midfield role despite it being just his second month as a pro.
Powers steadily improving and impressive work in central midfield is a key reason the Rapids were able to overcome so many injuries on their way to a 2-1-1 record in April, and it is why he is SBI’s MLS Rookie of the Month.
Powers beat out a field of rookie candidates that included San Jose’s Adam Jahn, New England’s Andrew Farrell and Los Angeles Galaxy defender Greg Cochrane.
What did you think of Powers’ performances in April? What rookie impressed you the most last month?
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