NEWS | Orlando City Acquires Dillon Powers from Colorado for Luis Gil and Targeted Allocation Money.
— Orlando City SC (@OrlandoCitySC) August 10, 2017
With Orlando City SC currently in the middle of a barren spell that has seen the Lions win just TWO games from 16 MLS fixtures, our mid-season signings have been impressive however.
The trade itself
What’s more, Rapids have committed to sending $100,000 in TAM to Real Salt Lake in 2018 while assuming Orlando City SC‘s position in the trade agreement with RSL for Rights of First Refusal to Luis Gil.
Another versatile midfielder
Having made 139 MLS appearances for Colorado Rapids since making his debut in 2013, Dillon Powers can play in a variety of midfield roles.
Farewell Luis Gil
As for Luis Gil, the former Real Salt Lake midfielder departs Orlando City Stadium after just 13 appearances.
Failing to become a regular starter in Jason Kreis‘ plans, Gil now returns to the Western Conference where he enjoyed far greater fortunes with RSL between 2010 and 2015.
How’s the trade going down?
— Orlando City UK (@Orlando_CityUK) August 10, 2017
If you told me before the window we'd end up with a club legend returning, a 60+ Peruvian cap DP, & Dillon Powers I'd say you were nuts..
— Chris (@OrlandoCountySC) August 10, 2017
When does his plane arrive? Orlando fans have a standard to maintain.
— Jeff Blackman (@Vaden83) August 10, 2017
Showed a lot of promise the first year in the league. Hopefully he can rekindle that fire.
— Denis (@gc_denis) August 10, 2017
— Mackenzie Thirkill (@KenzieThirkill) August 10, 2017
Dillon Powers as a reclamation project is too good to give up.. If he can find any semblance of form it's a great pick up
— stephen (@ucfstephen) August 10, 2017
— The Ruckus (@RuckusOrlando) August 10, 2017
Powers is an upgrade to Gil, IMO. More MLS experience and still entering his prime. This is a great move!
— Kevin (@Irish_Ninja23) August 10, 2017
Lol. This seems like a contract dump by Colorado. To get powers off the books next year. Good trade for us. Well leveraged
— Glaine Babbert (@EddieTheCommish) August 10, 2017
This will be another fun name to call out during the Starting XI presentation 😃 https://t.co/KoqbvmA1Dt
— Moraima Diaz (@Moraima_4) August 10, 2017
🤔 not sure Kreis really is calling the shots..nonetheless, I like it this way👍🏻 https://t.co/1qeD3SL9BE
— Patty Floyd 💛🌞💜⚽ (@PvalFloyd) August 10, 2017