Player Details


Alvas Powell


6' 0"


165 lbs

Date of Birth

7.18.1994 (27)


Danvers Pen, St. Thomas, Jamaica


2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season


Career Summary

ACQUIRED: Via loan from Portmore United FC (Jamaica) on June 28, 2013.

2018: Made his second appearance in MLS Cup for the Timbers on Dec. 8, playing 8 minutes off the bench in a 2-0 loss against Atlanta United FC … Featured ten minutes off the bench in a 3-2 win against Sporting Kansas City in the second leg of the Western Conference Championship on Nov. 29... Made his 2018 post-season debut on Nov. 8 against Seattle Sounders FC, appearing in his ninth career playoff match for the Timbers in a playoff win against Seattle Sounders FC ... Made his 24th start of 2018, logging 90 minutes in a 2-1 loss against Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Oct. 28 ... Tallied his second goal of the season in a 3-2 loss at Minnesota United FC on Sept. 22 ... Made his 21st start of 2018 in a 4-1 loss at the Houston Dynamo on Sept. 15 ... Started, playing 90 minutes in a 1-1 draw at the New England Revolution on Sept. 1 ... Started in a 1-0 loss to Seattle Sounders FC on Aug. 26 ... Started and played 90 minutes in a 4-1 loss against D.C. United on Aug. 15 ... Earned a penalty kick in a 3-0 win over the Union on Aug. 4 ... Tallied his third assist in 2018 in a 2-1 win over the Houston Dynamo on July 28 ... Recorded his 14th start in a 2-2 draw against Montreal on July 21 ... Made his 100th MLS start in a 2-1 win over San Jose on July 7 ... Made a substitute appearance in a 1-0 U.S. Open Cup win over the Galaxy on June 15 ... Recorded an assist for a second straight game in a 3-0 win over NYCFC on April 22 ... Earned MLS Team of the Week, Player of the Week and Goal of the Week honors after recording a goal and an assist in a 3-2 win over Minnesota United on April 14 ... Made his second start in a 1-1 draw against FC Dallas on March 24 ... Earned his first start of the season, playing 61 minutes in a 2-1 loss against the Galaxy on March 4.

2017: Made 23 regular-season appearances (19 starts) in the 2017 campaign ... Scored his second goal in 2017 in the team’s 4-0 win against D.C. United on Oct. 15 ...  Recorded an appearance for a second straight game in a 2-1 win against the Colorado Rapids on Aug. 23 ... Started for a second straight game in a 4-1 loss against Toronto FC on Aug. 12 ... Scored his first goal of the season in a 3-1 win against the LA Galaxy on Aug. 6 ... Started a third straight game in a 1-1 draw against Sporting KC on July 1 ... Played 90 minutes for Jamaica in the team’s loss to Peru in an international friendly on June 13 ... Recorded his third assist of the season in the team’s match against Montreal on May 20 ... Played 90 minutes for a 11th straight game (March 3-May 14) in the team’s 1-1 draw against Atlanta United on May 14 ... Tallied his second assist of the season in the team’s 2-2 draw against Dallas on April 29 ... Won the second-most duels on the team (7) in the Timbers 3-1 win against Philadelpia on April 8 ... Logged 90 minutes for a fourth straight game in a 1-1 draw against New England on April 2 ... Recorded his first assist of the season against Columbus Crew SC on March 25 ... Played 90 minutes for a third consecutive match (March 3-18) in a 4-2 win against Houston on March 18.

2016: Appeared in 23 MLS regular-season matches (23 starts) for Portland ... Started and logged 90 minutes in each of the first six games (March 6-April 13), before missing 10 games due to a wrist injury ... Recorded an assist against Seattle Sounders FC on Aug. 21 ... Started and played 90 minutes in three 2016-17 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League matches ... Called up by the Jamaica National Team for 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches on March 25 and March 29 and Sept. 2.

2015:  Played every minute of the MLS Cup Playoffs (570 minutes) ... Logged 90 minutes in a 2-1 win over Columbus Crew SC in MLS Cup on Dec. 6 ...  Played 90 minutes in both Western Conference Championship matches against FC Dallas (Nov. 22 and Nov. 29) ... Logged 90 minutes in each of Portland's two Western Conference Semifinal matches against Vancouver (Nov. 1 and Nov. 8) ... Played 120 minutes in a 2-2 draw (7-6 win on PKs) against Sporting KC in the Western Conference Knockout Round on Oct. 29 ... Started 31 of the team's 34 regular season matches ... Called up by the Jamaica National Team for 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches on Sept. 4 and Sept. 8 against Nicaragua ... Named to MLS Team of the Week for Week 23 ... Called into the Jamaica National Team for the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup, appearing as a sub on July 14 vs. El Salvador ... Tallied an assist on June 6 against New England. 

2014: In his first full season with the Timbers, Powell appeared in MLS career-high 15 games (11 starts) and registered his first career goals and assists during the campaign ... Was named the Timbers Up-and-Coming Player for a second consecutive season ... Scored the first two goals of his MLS career in back-to-back games against Vancouver Whitecaps FC (Aug. 30) and the San Jose Earthquakes (Sept. 7) ... Tallied his first career MLS assist against the Earthquakes in a three point (1g, 1a) performance on Sept. 7 ... Made one appearance each for the club in 2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup play and the 2014-15 CONCACAF Champions League group stage ... Tallied a goal against Alpha United FC in his CONCACAF Champions League debut on Aug. 19 in Guyana ... Earned a spot on the Team of the Week for Week 33 ... Was called into international duty with Jamaica several times during the regular season, appearing in international friendlies against Barbados, St. Lucia, Serbia, Canada and Japan ... Made two appearances on loan with USL PRO club Sacramento Republic FC during the season.

2013: Made five league appearances (4 starts) in his rookie campaign with the Timbers, logging 382 minutes ... Selected as the club's 2013 Up-and-Coming Player of the Year ... Made his MLS debut Aug. 3, starting and playing 63 minutes of a 1-1 draw against Vancouver Whitecaps FC ... Became the youngest player in Timbers MLS history to start and play in a match at 19 years, 16 days ... Started four straight regular-season matches Aug. 3-25 ... Was a second-half sub in a 2-1 loss to Real Salt Lake in the semifinal of the 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Aug. 7, making his first U.S. Open Cup appearance ... Made his first-team debut, starting and playing all 90 minutes of a 1-0 win over EPL side Norwich City FC in a friendly July 24 at JELD-WEN Field ... Played in four games, making three starts, for the Timbers Reserves in the MLS Reserve League ... Named to the Jamaica National Team for 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers Oct. 11-15 against the United States and Honduras ... Called up by the Jamaica National Team for World Cup qualifiers Sept. 6 at Panama and Sept. 10 vs. Costa Rica ... Started against Panama, playing 44 minutes before leaving due to an injury and aiding in a shutout against Panama ... Featured in a pair of friendlies against Trinidad & Tobago on Nov. 15 and Nov. 19.

CAREER: Played two seasons (2011-13)  in Jamaica’s Premier League with Portmore United FC, making 10 league appearances (1 start).

INTERNATIONAL: Has earned 15 caps for the Jamaica National Team including several appearances for the team during 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying ... He made his senior international debut Dec. 10, 2012, during the 2012 Caribbean Cup ... Powell helped the Jamaica U-17 National Team qualify for the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup and played in two of the team’s three group matches in the tournament ... He captained the Jamaica U-20 National Team to a quarterfinal finish in the 2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championships.