Brown and Powers: The New Colorado Rapids

Deshorn Brown and Dillon Powers are quickly becoming the best young players in MLS. Both selected in the 1st round of the 2013 MLS SuperDraft (6th and 11th respectively), they both had amazing seasons, with Brown scoring 10 times and Powers scoring 5 times.

Deshorn Brown, born in Manchester, Jamaica, in 1990, has always been an amazing, goal-scoring forward. In his freshman and sophomore years at the University of Mobile, he scored an astounding 53 goals in 43 games. Brown transferred in his junior year to the University of Central Florida, where he scored 13 goals in 16 games and was on the All-Conference USA First Team. Brown elected to forgo his senior year to enter the 2013 MLS SuperDraft, where he was selected 6th overall by the Colorado Rapids. In his rookie year in the MLS, he scored 10 goals and had 4 assists in 31 appearances.

Check out the 2nd fastest goal in MLS history, scored by Deshorn Brown:

Dillon Powers, born in Plano, Texas, in 1991, has been a great creator of plays and is quite technically gifted. His passing and shooting skills can sadly not be described in his relatively modest stats. Playing in the midfield, Powers started 64 out of 78 games at the University of Notre Dame and served as team captain. He was named to the All-Big East First Team in 2012. Powers has played for the US U18 and U20 national teams, and was named the 2012 Milk Cup MVP. Powers, selected by the Colorado Rapids 11th overall in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft, scored and tallied an assist in his first start on 5/10/13. In 30 games, Powers scored 5 times and tallied six assists. He was named MLS Rookie of the Year, with Deshorn Brown finishing second.

Check out this screamer into the top corner by Dillon Powers:

In 2013, the Rapids finished 5th the Western Conference, when in 2012 they finished 7th in the Western Conference. This duo of creator and finisher (along with veteran striker Edson Buddle) is making Commerce City a center of soccer culture in the Rocky Mountains. I think the Rapids will improve at least to 3rd in the Western Conference in 2014.

Another genius post from a Burgundy Wave reader! Remember that this was written by a fan, not an official Burgundy Wave writer, and the content of this post might not necessarily be an official opinion of this blog's management.

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