Dillon is still with us. He'll work with us for the next few days and then will probably go back at the end of the week. He's done well. I think he's enjoyed it and we've enjoyed having him so it's something that we can look at in January. Obviously there are a lot of discussions to come between now and then, but he hasn't done himself any harm.
Obviously nothing has been set in stone yet with regard to a transfer of Powers, but he holds an Italian passport (so there are no work permit issues in the UK) and he has shown something to Reading FC that they appear ready to make a move for him.
But what does this mean for the Rapids? Certainly losing a playmaker of this ability would be a blow to the squad, but if a reasonable offer is made for Powers, you have to take it. And if you are Powers, you want this challenge and you want to make that move. The Rapids are a team in extreme flux right now and it is tough to see how this would not be viewed as a massive upgrade for Powers. This is NOT a knock of the Rapids at all, but if you have a chance to play in the second division of English football vs Major League Soccer....the choice is clear.
And Reading FC has a chance at promotion to the Premier League.
A no brainer for Powers. And if you get a good sum for him, it's a no brainer for the Rapids as well.
So if the Powers era is nearing an end, we wish him all the best at Reading FC and his future endeavors wherever his career takes him.