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Title: Noah Powder Thread
Post by: Tallman on May 30, 2016, 06:24:11 PM
The Noah Powder question
By Jake Evans (onceametro.com)


The New York Red Bulls seem to have a knack for discovering their own academy talent via their reserve team almost by happenstance. First, Derrick Etienne burst onto the scene last year, scoring three goals and assisting on three more on his way to being the most exciting player on New York Red Bulls II before having to leave for college. After just one season at UVA, the Red Bulls decided to bring Etienne on board full time, signing him to a professional deal. A year prior, very few had any idea who Etienne was and no one was talking about him being one of the team's next homegrown signings.

Now, RBNY appears to have unearthed another hitherto unheralded academy talent: Noah Powder.

For years, New York Red Bulls fans with an ear close to the ground heard rumblings about this great defender coming through the youth ranks. He was getting looks from Europe, from the national team, and even from the first team for a Homegrown contract. That defender's name is Mason Deeds.

Yet Deeds isn't the one we're talking about here, Powder is. Mason Deeds is a good defender who has shown well in his appearances for NYRB II, despite his haircut, and looks to have a solid college career at Georgetown before him. If he performs well and continues to develop he may well earn a homegrown contract in the future. However, as stated before, Deeds isn't who we're talking about.

Much like Etienne before him, Noah Powder was an above-average academy player who was given a shot in pre-season with the first team and then with New York Red Bulls II on an academy contract. Here, he grabbed the opportunity with both hands. Powder's performances at left back have earned him plaudits from day one this year, consistently showing as one of the better players on the field. More recently, he's been handed starts in USL in midfield, where he has perhaps been less effective - but he's 17 years-old. Seventeen! Tyler Adams, Mr. "Oh my God, this kid is really damn young", is less than four months younger than Powder. If you cut Frank Lampard in half, you have two injured soccer players still older than Noah Powder.

Powder is a winger by nature but appears to have converted well to being a left back at the professional level. He is only a teenager but seems comfortable playing with men. He has a wicked left foot, pace to burn, above average technical skills, and is fearless in defending. He has maintained his attacking tendencies from his time as a winger but is always willing to defend. Maybe he is a little rash in the tackle, but that's being pedantic. Most importantly though, he has a lot of time to grow into his technical and physical abilities. Brandon Allen is one of the more prominent players to emerge from RBNY's development system recently - just making his first team debut against Toronto FC on May 28 - and the forward is 22.

At the time of writing, Powder is fifth on NYRB II in terms of minutes played and hasn't looked out of place for any of them despite his age. Imagine the player he could be at the 22 if he can hold his own in the USL at 17.

So the question is, when is the team planning on signing Noah Powder? In fact, why haven't they signed him already? Powder isn't committed to playing soccer in college, so that's not holding him back. He's set to graduate from high school in the next month and he is clearly capable of playing professional soccer already. So what gives?

Yes, he may not be as flashy a player as Etienne was last year, but that's almost more impressive. It is a whole lot harder for a defender to break through at young age than an attacking player. They have much less room for error and most of the good often goes unnoticed.

It's not like Powder hasn't impressed the coaching staff; Jess Marsch is clearly a fan. Back in November Marsch cited Powder out of the blue as one of the club's top prospects. It's not like Powder hasn't shown well on the international stage. He has captained Trinidad and Tobago's U17 squad, was recently picked for their U20 team, and has scored a great goal or two for his country. So... what gives?

He doesn't need to sign a first team contract. He doesn't need to be rushed. Sign Powder to NYRB II and let him develop for a few years then bring him up to MLS when he's ready. That is one of the major benefits of running a USL team after all, keeping the talent you develop in-house.

Maybe Powder wants to graduate from high school before turning professional. Maybe the Red Bulls want him to be fully committed to soccer before they sign him. Maybe. Yet, with all the fantastic academy players New York has had walk away for nothing, the New York Red Bulls would be foolish to let a player of Powder's caliber slip through their fingers, especially when he is so close at hand.
Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: Tobago28 on May 30, 2016, 07:15:22 PM
Hope he does not sign with NYRB.  They saying he is in camp with first team and starting on 2nd (USL) team at 17. If at 17 he is one of the better(best) players, then he is in the wrong place.  This boys needs to be in Europe where he can be pushed to the limits of his potential. His technical and tactical development will not be maximized in MLS. Hope he has good advisers.
Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: FF on May 30, 2016, 07:39:42 PM
He develop to this point fine at NYRB Academy. All of a sudden he in the wrong place.  ???
Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: Tobago28 on May 31, 2016, 04:35:13 AM
He develop to this point fine at NYRB Academy. All of a sudden he in the wrong place.  ???

Wouldn't you agree if you are the brightest bulb in the room, then you are in the wrong room?

NYRB Academy has a good history of getting players to this level. What is their history on getting players beyond this point to the top leagues?

Once you find the answer to that question, you will understand why he is in the wrong place.
Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: FF on May 31, 2016, 05:12:16 AM
Matt Miazga sold for 5 million pounds to Chelsea in January
Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: Mad Scorpion a/k/a Big Bo$$ on May 31, 2016, 08:32:25 AM
Matt Miazga sold for 5 million pounds to Chelsea in January

lol
Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: Tobago28 on May 31, 2016, 10:36:52 AM
Matt Miazga sold for 5 million pounds to Chelsea in January

lol

Matt Miazga?? You are joking, right?  Do some basic research on why Miazga deal only happened because Chelsea really wanted Pato. They have the same agent. Wasn't this a package? He will be out on loan for quite sometime before returning to MLS for the exact reason Powder should not stay. Other than playing in a 4-0 thrashing of now relegated Aston Villa, when will he see 1st team.

I admit your response is funny but ends at humour. You send Miazga, I would say Jose Altidore and Juan Aquedelo to the contrary.

One last, example a former team mate of Powder at Red Bull and U s U17 named Matthew Olosunde just joined ManU Academy instead of taking a 1st contract at NYRB. Why? Please do not say well its ManU, give me more than that.
Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: Tobago28 on May 31, 2016, 12:30:47 PM
FF

Also, note that:

Miazga was 5 million dollars or 3.5 million pounds NOT the 5 million pounds you stated.

Second, to understand the Miazga deal the same agent also represented Ramires who exited to China.
Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: FF on May 31, 2016, 07:18:23 PM
Tobago either way. You ask I answer. And a recent occasion to boot.

I'm quite happy for Matt, and there are a wealth of reasons to go abroad for a young player. Matt has his.
If Noah was to get an offer to go abroad and takes it, I would be one of the first celebrating. Player development is not about holding players back but preparing them to go forth.

My point is that he has had a strong past six months and coming along fine where he is. Let's see how he goes for another 6 months and evaluate again. Bringing up agudelo and altidore may even add to my argument if you think deeper.

 :beermug:
Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: Tobago28 on May 31, 2016, 08:30:41 PM
FF

I appreciate the answer. I should have been more specific with my question which is fostering short term versus long term careers in European leagues. Longevity abroad like Claudia Reyna who went early from college and in my opinion is the best American player thus far due to his time early at Bayer Leverkusen, Wolfsburg, and Rangers which led him to Sunderland and finally Man City. The players you mentioned went late and could not maintain the level because they were not well prepared in MLS/USA.

The reality is that American coaching is very poor tactically and technically, therefore the longer you stay in the environment the player regresses relative to Europe and South America.
Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: Tallman on June 09, 2016, 07:17:08 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/tfgfKchWQ1c
Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: asylumseeker on June 09, 2016, 09:25:14 AM
Powder in yuh face!!! :applause: :applause: :applause:

Ah feel some mileage outta Machel coming on.
Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: Tallman on June 09, 2016, 10:24:42 AM
Powder in yuh face!!! :applause: :applause: :applause:

Ah feel some mileage outta Machel coming on.

(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/243810_385145671558845_1813551530_o.jpg)
Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: Mose on June 09, 2016, 11:25:18 AM
Powder in yuh face!!! :applause: :applause: :applause:

Ah feel some mileage outta Machel coming on.

(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/243810_385145671558845_1813551530_o.jpg)
Mods! Time to rename this thread!  ;D
Title: Red Bulls’ Powder ready to lock horns for T&T
Post by: Tallman on June 09, 2016, 03:01:12 PM
Red Bulls’ Powder ready to lock horns for T&T
T&T Media


Trinidad and Tobago’s US-based defender Noah Powder holds a strong yearning to play at the highest level for Trinidad and Tobago.

He’s already captained the National Under 17 Team at the CONCACAF Final round of World Cup qualification and now he intends to lead by example again as he suits up for the T&T Under 20 Team in their upcoming Caribbean Football Union Under 20 First round of qualification which kicks off next Wednesday at the Ato Boldon Stadium with a double header. T&T faces Guadeloupe from 7:30pm and Turks and Caicos meets St Lucia in the earlier match from 5pm.

Powder had his first session with the Brian Williams-coached team at the Ato Boldon Stadium on Wednesday evening and he fitted right into the program, of course knowing some of the players from his previous stint with the National Under 17 team under Shawn Cooper.

“It’s been a good experience representing Trinidad and Tobago so far. It’s been fun. I captained the Under 17s and I was the leading goalscorer so I felt that I did well as a leader although we didn’t come out of the tournament by qualifying for the World Cup,” Powder told TTFA Media.

“I enjoy the culture here a lot. When I was younger I used to come to Tobago and sweat with grown men and I loved the style of the football. I got my first call when I was fifteen to come and try out with the U-17s.

“I like the preparations so far under coach Brian Williams. I’ve only been here a day now but I like that he’s working closely with the defenders.

“I don’t know much about the other teams but I do know that we need to come away with nine points and top our group so that we can have a good rhythm going into the next stage. I think the key to our success will be our running, our passing and our movement of the ball as well as our goalscoring,” Powder added.

Eligible to play for T&T through his father who was born in Tobago, Powder is ambitious and has already set his sights on catching the eye of Senior Team head coach Stephen Hart.

“Within a year I would love to break into the full men’s squad under coach Hart. That’s my goal. I have been getting a lot of criticism from some people (over there) as to why I don’t play for the US because I have obviously been showing what I can do. I told them that the US called me maybe a year ago and I said I wanted to play for Trinidad. I turned down the US because I figured I could play more for Trinidad and Tobago and be able to express myself more. I have no regrets about my decision and I’m very thankful to play for Trinidad and Tobago,” Powder added.

The 17-year-old who lives in New Jersey, began his career with the New York Red Bulls Academy and trained with the Red Bulls first team in 201.5. He made his debut for the Reds Bull II against Toronto FC II in the United Soccer League on March 26th, playing the full match which ended 2-2.

The T&T team will play Defence Force’s Super League outfit at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium on Friday evening before entering a live-in camp at Metro Hotel in Couva for the duration of the tournament.

Tickets for each matchday will be sold at the Ato Boldon Stadium and are priced at $20 (covered) and $10 for uncovered.
Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: FF on September 08, 2016, 07:25:43 AM
Congratulations to Noah Powder and Red Bulls II for clinching the USL regular season championship.

USL MATCH RECAP: New York Red Bulls II clinch 2016 USL Regular Season Championship
NYRB Media Release


Media Contact:
Chris Orihuela

MILLERSVILLE, PA (September 7, 2016) - New York Red Bulls II defeated Harrisburg City Islanders on the road, 4-1, to clinch the United Soccer League Regular Season Championship. Vincent Bezecourt and Red Bulls Academy player Noah Powder both scored twice in the victory.
As USL Regular Season Champions, New York has clinched home-field advantage throughout the 2016 USL Playoffs.
The win improves New York to 19-3-5 on the season, their seventh consecutive victory. The second-year club is the first MLS-operated team to capture the USL Regular Season Title and has done so in record fashion with three games remaining.
Red Bulls II's 12-1-1 road record is three more than the league's previous record, while the club's 19 total wins and 62 points ties the league record set by Orlando City SC in 2014.
New York is also approaching the league's single-season scoring record with 54 goals, which trails Orlando's 2014 record of 56 goals. Through 27 games, the club's 15 clean sheets is just two shy of tying Rochester Rhinos' 2015 league record of 17 shutouts.
New York took the lead in the 23rd minute of the match when Stefano Bonomo played in Bezecourt on the right side of the box, who calmly slotted away his chance at the back post.
Despite allowing a goal in the first minute of the second half, Red Bulls II rebounded quickly. Second-half substitute Powder restored New York's lead in the 62nd minute with his first professional goal, assisted by Bezecourt.
Bezecourt doubled the lead in the 73rd minute, taking a pass from Florian Valot and curling a shot with his right foot for his fourth goal of the season. The Frenchman has scored all four of his goals this season against Harrisburg.
Finally, Powder solidified the lead with a left-footed rocket from outside the box that found the top-left corner of the goal to give New York the 4-1 victory.
Red Bulls II hits the road this weekend to take on last year's USL Regular Season Champions, Rochester Rhinos, on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 5:05 p.m. NYRB II next returns home on Saturday, Sept. 17 against FC Montreal for their final home game of the regular season before the USL Playoffs. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

Scoring Summary (Assist in parenthesis):
NY: Vincent Bezecourt (Stefano Bonomo) 23'
HAR: Cardel Benbow (Craig Foster) 46'
NY: Noah Powder (Vincent Bezecourt) 62'
NY: Vincent Bezecourt (Florian Valot) 73'
NY: Noah Powder 78'
Discipline Summary:
NY: Vincent Bezecourt, Caution 34'
NY: Speedy Williams, Caution 45'

Lineup:
NY: Kyle Reynish, Justin Bilyeu, Tim Schmoll, Zach Carroll, Konrad Plewa (Noah Powder, 58'), Speedy Williams (David Najem, 46'), Tyler Adams (Dan Metzger, 34'), Vincent Bezecourt, Derrick Etienne Jr. (Florian Valot, 64'), Stefano Bonomo, Zoumana Simpara (Aaron Long, 72')
Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: Tobago28 on September 09, 2016, 06:34:49 PM
Congrats to Noah Powder on his first and second professional goals. Just watched the goals on YouTube; the first good technique with right foot, the second masterful strike from outside 18 with dominant left.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBISyO9mRYY

                 VIDEO TIME
First Goal     1:37:40
Second Goal 1:55:03
Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: palos on September 10, 2016, 08:03:50 AM
Fantastic 2nd goal. GOLAZO!
Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: maxg on September 10, 2016, 09:09:47 AM
" Powder's performances at left back have earned him plaudits from day one this year, consistently showing as one of the better players on the field. " May'16
"Powder is a winger by nature but appears to have converted well to being a left back at the professional level." May'16
"Trinidad and Tobago’s US-based defender Noah Powder holds a strong yearning to play at the highest level for Trinidad and Tobago." June'16


In those goals, he ain't playing defense. Well taken goals btw, I didnt watch the whole game. Was he overlapping or is he now a winger in Sept'16 ?
Is he being considered as a forward, midfield or defense, is what I am asking. I think I saw him play left mid for the U21, if it was him, showed ok, but opposition was very poor.
Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: Tobago28 on September 12, 2016, 06:45:03 PM
Powder 2nd goal up for USL Goal of the week, vote for him


http://www.uslsoccer.com/news_article/show/696951
Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: Tobago28 on September 22, 2016, 09:17:00 AM
Noah Powder with his season league champion and record setting NYRBII teammates will face Charleston Battery on Saturday at 7:30pm

Charleston Battery is home of former North East Stars FC, Neveal Hackshaw and former Central FC, Ataulla Guerra

http://www.uslsoccer.com/game/show/13218091
Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: Sando on September 22, 2016, 09:41:18 AM
Saw him play a few times, very good player, Hart should cap him for the Caribbean Cup.

Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: Tallman on September 22, 2016, 12:56:53 PM
Saw him play a few times, very good player, Hart should cap him for the Caribbean Cup.



Nah, he'll be playing with the U-20s in October.
Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: Tobago28 on October 15, 2016, 08:58:56 AM
Powder on duty with U20's in Panama in preparation for CFU Finals to be held 21st October through 30th October.

Started more games at the same level as many receiving call ups, starter on a much better team that won regular season championship and playing in Conference Finals tomorrow.

He certainly had a season that warrants consideration from Hart as he can play LB and RB. Also played holding midfield and as a winger for New York Red Bulls II.

Age 17
Former U17 Captain
Current Vice Captain U-20
NYRB Regular Season 18 games played, 1051 Minutes, 2 Goals
NYRB Playoffs 2 games played, 210 minutes

NYRB in Eastern Conference Finals Sunday vs. Ranjitsingh Louisville FC but he reported to U20's

http://www.uslsoccer.com/news_article/show/694873?referrer_id=2693397

http://www.uslsoccer.com/game/show/13218194?subseason=280291


I pushing for his call up because Powder have 3 options born in USA, Haitian mother and TnT father. Right now he committed to TnT but you never know.



Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: KND2 on October 15, 2016, 11:19:56 AM
we should give him a try on the senior team, our wing back position is very weak. by the time the world cup comes he will be 19 which is prime performing age to hit the scene.
Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: Tobago28 on October 27, 2016, 09:26:05 PM
Powder, Trinidad & Tobago Qualify for CONCACAF U20s
10/27/2016, 9:04am EDT By USLSoccer.com Staff
Red Bulls II defender helps Soca Warriors record three consecutive shutouts

http://www.uslsoccer.com/news_article/show/714130?referrer_id=2855829


WILLEMSTAD, Curaçao – New York Red Bulls II defender Noah Powder and the Trinidad & Tobago U20 National Team qualified for the 2017 CONCACAF U20 Championship on Wednesday night after earning a 0-0 draw with Haiti in the final game of the group stage in the Caribbean Football Union U20 Tournament at Ergilio Hato Stadium.

Powder, who made 18 appearances for the Red Bulls II in the regular season and two in the 2016 USL Cup Playoffs, was part of a defense that did not concede a goal in its three group games. The 18-year-old also found the net in a 4-0 victory against Saint Lucia on Monday night as the side advanced in the tournament.

Trinidad & Tobago will face Antigua & Barbuda in the semifinals of the tournament on Friday night. The CONCACAF U20 Championship is set to be held next February in Costa Rica, and also serves as qualifying for the 2017 FIFA U20 World Cup in South Korea next May.
Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: Tobago28 on February 17, 2017, 07:16:44 PM
Noah Powder listed as one of top 12 players to watch in CONCACAF U20

http://www.topdrawersoccer.com/
Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: Tobago28 on February 18, 2017, 01:10:25 PM
A guide to the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship for New York Red Bulls fans
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Twelve teams competing for four U-20 World Cup spots, plus some Tyler Adams and
Noah Powder - what's not to like for RBNY fans?

http://www.onceametro.com/2017/2/14/14587890/a-guide-to-the-2017-concacaf-u-20-championship-for-new-york-red-bulls-fans-tyler-adams


The 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship kicks off in Costa Rica on February 17. In the 2015 edition of this tournament, the New York Red Bulls' Matt Miazga played for the USA. By the end of January 2016, he was a Chelsea player. The region's next generation of stars don't all appear at the U-20 tournament, but many of them do - and some, like Miazga, will look back on this competition as the beginning of the year that launched their pro soccer careers.

It's a tournament worth watching, particularly if your club has a player or two involved. As it happens, the Red Bulls do have a current player in this one: Tyler Adams is on the USA's roster. Also, Academy product and NYRB II regular Noah Powder is in the Trinidad and Tobago squad. So more than one reason for RBNY fans to pay some mind to this year's CONCACAF U-20 Championship.

The Basics
There are 12 teams in the tournament and the top four will qualify for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup, which will kick off in South Korea on May 20. To make the top four, a team must successfully navigate two group stages.

The first group stage sees the 12-team field divided into three groups of four. The top two from each group will progress to a second group stage.

In the second group stage, the six qualifiers will be divided into two groups of three. The top two from each of those groups qualify for the U-20 World Cup. The winners of the two second-stage groups play each other to determine the CONCACAF U-20 Champion.

The Groups
The first group stage is perhaps the most significant. Only six of the 12 teams will still be in the tournament after this round. Of the six who get to the next stage, four will move to the 2017 U-20 World Cup. The first cut will be the deepest at this CONCACAF Championship.

Group A: Antigua and Barbuda, Canada, Honduras, Mexico
Mexico is the clear favorite to win this group, not least because Mexico is the clear favorite to win this tournament. El Tri's U-20s have won the last three CONCACAF Championships at this level, and this particular squad includes several players who were part of Mexico's 2015 U-17 CONCACAF Championship-winning squad, and eight members of the starting lineup of the team that lost a 2015 U-17 World Cup semifinal to eventual champion Nigeria.

Honduras doesn't seem to have graduated quite so many of its 2015 U-17 squad to this year's U-20s, but respect is due to the program that finished the 2015 U-17 CONCACAF Championship as runner up - so count the Hondurans as favorites to claim the second ticket out of this group. RBNY fans may be interested to see Douglas Martinez, who trialed with the Red Bulls in 2016 and had hoped to be part of the club's 2017 season will join the club's USL team, NYRB II, after this tournament.

Canada's squad does not include perhaps its two best-known teenage players: Vancouver Whitecaps' Alphonso Davies and Montreal Impact's Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla. Still, it is a worthy mix of emerging players (mostly) based at clubs in Canada and Europe.

Antigua and Barbuda, surprisingly, swept through two rounds of Caribbean qualification unbeaten, falling only to Haiti in the final of the Caribbean Football Union's 2016 U-20 Championship. Mostly comprised of Antigua-based players, the squad does include a smattering of youth-teamers from high-profile European clubs such as Leicester City and Manchester United. Forward Javorn Stevens was one of the more successful players in the qualifying campaign for this tournament and has recently signed a contract to play for Seattle Sounders 2 in USL.

Group B: Haiti, St. Kitts and Nevis, Panama, USA
It is a mark of the strength and depth of the USA's men's youth program that despite the absence of many of the standouts from the squad that went to the 2015 U-17 World Cup - Matt Olosunde, Christian Pulisic, Joshua Perez, Haji Wright - the Americans are still very heavy favorites to win this group and ultimately advance to the 2017 U-20 World Cup. RBNY's Tyler Adams was young for the U-17 squad in 2015 (which he was on) and he is young for this U-20 squad, but he is thought to have a very good shot at a breakout year and that is largely down to the potential for him to play a big role for the USA at this tournament and the U-20 World Cup.

Haiti ran away with Caribbean qualifying for this tournament, winning five out of six (and drawing the other) games in two group stage rounds and convincingly clinching the Caribbean U-20 title with a 3-0 semifinal win over Bermuda and a 4-0 win over Antigua and Barbuda in the final. Jimmy Sanon just won USL's 2016 Goal of the Year award, and might therefore be the best known Haitian player to American eyes on this competition.

But Haiti has done a good job of progressing a talented U-20 cohort. Ronaldo Damus is a 17-year-old goal scorer who bagged six goals in his team's five final-round games of Caribbean qualifying. Forward Jonel Desire has started to make a case for regular starts for the senior men's national team (and he was one of the top scorers in the 2015 CONCACAF U-20 Championship). Roberto Louima prepped for this tournament with a trial for NYC FC. That attacking trio alone makes Haiti one of the more exciting prospects in the competition.

The last time Panama showed up to a CONCACAF U-20 Championship, it breezed through the 2015 group stage with an unblemished record - five wins out of five and no goals conceded. The squad came up just short in the final, losing to Mexico on penalties after a 1-1 tie. But that team also won its qualifying tournament for the regional championship. This time around, however, Los Canaleros are only here because Guatemala was disqualified. The fourth-best team out of Central American qualifying might well be capable of surprising its opponents in this group. Once A Metro will be duly surprised if it does, not least because head coach Leonardo Pipino abruptly quit the team on February 9.

If you want to know why Jamaica is not in this tournament: St. Kitts and Nevis is the answer. The U-20 Sugar Boyz topped the qualifying group Jamaica was expected to win, and went on to clinch the lucky-loser's spot at this competition out of Caribbean qualifying. Tahir Hanley made a name for himself during the unexpected run to the CONCACAF Championship. Few expected St. Kitts and Nevis to get this far, fewer expect them to get any further - which ought not to deter the Group B underdog.

Group C: Bermuda, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Trinidad and Tobago
Costa Rica is the home team for this tournament, so make Los Ticos favorites to get out of Group C. There are players in the squad - like forward Andy Reyes - who were part of the U-17 selection that made it to the quarterfinals of the 2015 U-17 World Cup. Surprisingly, perhaps the most highly-rated player in the Costa Rican player pool for this age-group, Gerson Torres, did not make the roster for this competition, but head coach Marcelo Herrera essentially said the player's success - which has included senior national team caps and a move to Club America - had effectively prevented him from being integrated into the U-20s. Leaving one of the more admired U-20 players in the region off the team speaks to a confidence in the ability of a talented squad to be more than the sum of its parts.

Eduardo Lara has stepped up from coaching the  El Salvador U-20s to the senior national team job, handing over head coaching duties for this tournament to his assistant, Jose Helmer Silva. Lara had hoped to persuade Fiorentina's Joshua Perez - also eligible for USA squad - into the team for this competition, but that plan has not panned out. Still, the Salvadorans were the second-best team in Central American qualifying, and will expect to be better than the Caribbean teams in this group.

Trinidad and Tobago is another team unable to bring its best-known talent at this level to the tournament: AZ's Levi Garcia is not in the squad, and has arguably outgrown the U-20 player pool - he will be expected to continue to feature for T&T's senior men's national team this year. New York Red Bulls Academy product Noah Powder is on the roster, and should see a lot of time on the field, not least because the squad is short on left backs. T&T was the only team Haiti didn't beat in Caribbean qualifying, but it also lost to Bermuda in the third-place playoff of that tournament. The opening game of this group is a re-match for the Caribbean rivals - and will establish which of them can be expected to challenge for a place in the next round.

Given the fact Bermuda finished above Trinidad and Tobago in Caribbean qualifying, it's a little unfair to cast the team as least-likely to get out of Group C - but so it goes. The Gombey Warriors lack the reputation or history in this tournament to be regarded as anything other than makeweights. They will have ample opportunity to prove that perception wrong.

The Classification Stage
After the first group stage comes the second, titled the "classification stage" to avoid confusion and also because it is the stage from which the U-20 World Cup qualifiers will emerge. Two groups of three will see their top two teams secure tickets to South Korea.

There won't be much margin for error in these three-team groups: each team only plays twice. From the USMNT's perspective, the primary concern will be to avoid finishing second in the Group Stage. Second place in Group B will be in a Classification Stage group with the winners of the other two groups. And those winners are expected to be favorite Mexico and home team Costa Rica - the USA does not want to be playing its way out of such a group to make the World Cup.

If the USA can win Group B, as expected, it should have a somewhat smoother ride through the Classification Stage, playing against the second-placed teams from Groups A and C.

But there will doubtless be surprises in the Group Stage, and they will almost certainly create some surprises for the Classification Stage.
Title: Noah Powder training with New York Red Bulls II, decision forthcoming
Post by: Tallman on June 19, 2017, 05:38:48 PM
Noah Powder training with New York Red Bulls II, decision forthcoming
By Jake Evans (onceametro.com)


Once a Metro understands that Noah Powder is back with New York Red Bulls II, at least for the moment. Powder, 18, has not been with the team since the end of last season but is currently training with the team.

The New York Red Bulls academy graduate was a key piece of New York Red Bulls II’s dominant season in the USL last year, making twenty appearances as an amateur player for the double winning team. However, at the end of the year instead of signing a professional deal with either New York’s USL or MLS squad, Powder temporarily left the team for trials in Europe. Powder trained with Paris Saint-Germain and other French teams over the winter but did not catch on anywhere in Europe. The full details of his European excursion are unknown.

As first spotted by eagle-eyed fan Eric Friedlander on May 30, Noah Powder has been training with the New York Red Bulls II for the past two weeks.

The converted fullback graduated from New York’s academy at the end of last season and can no longer play for the team as an amateur player as he has in the past. Noah Powder’s future now lies as a professional, and potentially as a homegrown player for New York. Since he left New York at the end of 2016, Powder made youth international appearances for Trinidad and Tobago but otherwise has not played professionally.

No decision has been made as to Noah Powder’s place with the team yet. However, Once a Metro understands that a decision on his future is expected soon.
Title: New York Red Bulls II sign Noah Powder
Post by: Tallman on July 14, 2017, 10:54:02 AM
New York Red Bulls II sign Noah Powder
Red Bulls Communications


New York Red Bulls II have signed Red Bulls Academy product Noah Powder to a USL contract. Powder’s registration is complete and he will be available for selection this Saturday, when NYRB II hosts the Charlotte Independence at Montclair State University.

“It’s great to have Noah back in the mix,” said NYRB II Head Coach John Wolyniec. “We’re excited to have him with the team. Noah’s been a part of the academy and played with us last year, so we feel really good about having him back and hopefully I can help him get to the next level.”

 Powder, a native of Maplewood, N.J., featured heavily for NYRB II in 2016 as an amateur, playing a total of 1261 minutes across 20 matches, while scoring two goals for the USL side en route to a USL Cup title.

Powder has also appeared for Trinidad and Tobago’s U-20 Men’s National Team. With Trinidad & Tobago, he participated in the 2015 CONCACAF U-17 Championships in Honduras in which he started all five matches and scored two goals.

In the 2015-16 U.S. Soccer Development Academy season, Powder played 12 games, including 10 starts, for the Red Bulls U-18s and scored two goals.

 
Noah Powder

Position: Defender

Height: 5’8”

DOB: 10/27/1998

Hometown: Maplewood, N.J.

Previous Club: Red Bulls Academy

Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: Tobago28 on July 20, 2017, 06:57:12 AM
Powder with NYRB vs. Aikim Andrews, Ricardo John and Jelani Peters with Toronto FC on Friday at 7:30pm live stream on USL website.

Good chance to see 4 TT internationals in one game.
Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: Tobago28 on August 06, 2017, 06:19:18 AM
Powder started his 4th game in a row since returning to NYRBII at LWB. Dennis Lawrence should be looking at  him for an invite into camp. Yes he is only 18 years old but certainly can handle playing at the this level and has been playing at this level since 17 years old. Many of the players playing in the Pro League trying to get contracts in USL but not successful at trials.

http://www.uslsoccer.com/noah-powder


Can't understand why he not considered?
Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: Deeks on August 06, 2017, 02:01:18 PM
Powder started his 4th game in a row since returning to NYRBII at LWB. Dennis Lawrence should be looking at  him for an invite into camp. Yes he is only 18 years old but certainly can handle playing at the this level and has been playing at this level since 17 years old. Many of the players playing in the Pro League trying to get contracts in USL but not successful at trials.

http://www.uslsoccer.com/noah-powder


Can't understand why he not considered?

I agree with you, Breds.
Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: Tobago28 on August 06, 2017, 07:20:43 PM
Powder started his 4th game in a row since returning to NYRBII at LWB. Dennis Lawrence should be looking at  him for an invite into camp. Yes he is only 18 years old but certainly can handle playing at the this level and has been playing at this level since 17 years old. Many of the players playing in the Pro League trying to get contracts in USL but not successful at trials.

http://www.uslsoccer.com/noah-powder


Can't understand why he not considered?

I agree with you, Breds.

Deeks

Hope the coaching staff and scouts will be watching on Saturday at 7:00pm when NYRBII plays Charleston Battery. Noah Powder will face Neveal Hackshaw and Ataulla Guerra. Game streaming live on USL website.
Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: Deeks on August 06, 2017, 07:25:38 PM
Powder started his 4th game in a row since returning to NYRBII at LWB. Dennis Lawrence should be looking at  him for an invite into camp. Yes he is only 18 years old but certainly can handle playing at the this level and has been playing at this level since 17 years old. Many of the players playing in the Pro League trying to get contracts in USL but not successful at trials.

http://www.uslsoccer.com/noah-powder


Can't understand why he not considered?

I agree with you, Breds.

Deeks

Hope the coaching staff and scouts will be watching on Saturday at 7:00pm when NYRBII plays Charleston Battery. Noah Powder will face Neveal Hackshaw and Ataulla Guerra. Game streaming live on USL website.

Thanks for that bit of info.
Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: Dinner Mints on August 07, 2017, 09:43:30 AM
5'10" 150lb? He better start living in Red Bulls weight room.
Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: Tobago28 on August 07, 2017, 05:05:05 PM
5'10" 150lb? He better start living in Red Bulls weight room.

Dinner Mints

At 18 that's appropriate size, I hope you don't want him to be fat, overweight and unfit like so many of the Pro League players currently in the national setup that are exhausted in the 70th minute.  Let me help you by showing you the height and weight stats of arguably the 10 best LWB in the world:

                              Age   Height   Weight
Luke Shaw               22   6'1"           165
Patrice Evra               36   5'8"           159
Nancho Monreal               31   5'10"           159
Raphael Guerreiro       23   5'7"           148
Aleksandar Kolarov       31   6'2"           183
Cesar Azpilicueta       27   5'10           154
Marcelo Viera               29   5'9"           165
Danny Rose               27   5'9"           168
Jordi Alba                       28   5'7"           150
David Alaba               25   5'11"      165

Average Height     5.67
Average Weight    162
Average pounds/inch 2.376

Next time use some data to back up your statements. I am sure by 22 Powder will add 10 pounds of muscle.

Though they play very different positions with different physical demands, Neymar is 5"9" and 150 pounds.

Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: Dutty Love on August 09, 2017, 04:56:00 PM
5'10" 150lb? He better start living in Red Bulls weight room.

Dinner Mints

At 18 that's appropriate size, I hope you don't want him to be fat, overweight and unfit like so many of the Pro League players currently in the national setup that are exhausted in the 70th minute.  Let me help you by showing you the height and weight stats of arguably the 10 best LWB in the world:

                              Age   Height   Weight
Luke Shaw               22   6'1"           165
Patrice Evra               36   5'8"           159
Nancho Monreal               31   5'10"           159
Raphael Guerreiro       23   5'7"           148
Aleksandar Kolarov       31   6'2"           183
Cesar Azpilicueta       27   5'10           154
Marcelo Viera               29   5'9"           165
Danny Rose               27   5'9"           168
Jordi Alba                       28   5'7"           150
David Alaba               25   5'11"      165

Average Height     5.67
Average Weight    162
Average pounds/inch 2.376

Next time use some data to back up your statements. I am sure by 22 Powder will add 10 pounds of muscle.

Though they play very different positions with different physical demands, Neymar is 5"9" and 150 pounds.

Alex Sandro and Marcelo are better than all of them. Arguably.
Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: Tobago28 on August 09, 2017, 09:08:05 PM
Quote from: Tobago28 link=topic=65390.msg975175#msg975175
date=1502147105
5'10" 150lb? He better start living in Red Bulls weight room.

Dinner Mints

At 18 that's appropriate size, I hope you don't want him to be fat, overweight and unfit like so many of the Pro League players currently in the national setup that are exhausted in the 70th minute.  Let me help you by showing you the height and weight stats of arguably the 10 best LWB in the world:

                              Age   Height   Weight
Luke Shaw               22   6'1"           165
Patrice Evra               36   5'8"           159
Nancho Monreal               31   5'10"           159
Raphael Guerreiro       23   5'7"           148
Aleksandar Kolarov       31   6'2"           183
Cesar Azpilicueta       27   5'10           154
Marcelo Viera               29   5'9"           165
Danny Rose               27   5'9"           168
Jordi Alba                       28   5'7"           150
David Alaba               25   5'11"      165

Average Height     5.67
Average Weight    162
Average pounds/inch 2.376

Next time use some data to back up your statements. I am sure by 22 Powder will add 10 pounds of muscle.

Though they play very different positions with different physical demands, Neymar is 5"9" and 150 pounds.

Alex Sandro and Marcelo are better than all of them. Arguably.

Dutty Love

Marcelo on the list, he is a Bosss
Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: Deeks on August 09, 2017, 10:18:51 PM
Alaba, pretty good too.
Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: Tobago28 on August 20, 2017, 02:06:42 PM
Nothing against Taryk Sampson nor Shane Sandy but if you looking for a defender from last U20 why Powder would not be top of the list. He playing at much higher level and the full 90.

Powder have USA and Haitian passport, his days could be numbered with us.
Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: asylumseeker on August 20, 2017, 02:13:39 PM
Nothing against Taryk Sampson nor Shane Sandy but if you looking for a defender from last U20 why Powder would not be top of the list. He playing at much higher level and the full 90.

Powder have USA and Haitian passport, his days could be numbered with us.

Could he have commanded a starting position in Haiti's U-20 squad?
Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: Tobago28 on August 20, 2017, 02:27:44 PM
Quote from: Tobago28 link=topic=65390.msg975541#msg975541
date=1503259602
Nothing against Taryk Sampson nor Shane Sandy but if you looking for a defender from last U20 why Powder would not be top of the list. He playing at much higher level and the full 90.

Powder have USA and Haitian passport, his days could be numbered with us.

Could he have commanded a starting position in Haiti's U-20 squad?

Definetely at LWB, he was approached by them and pushed by NYRB team mate Derrick Etienne.

Brian and Staff opted to play him as a left or right winger instead of his natural LWB position even though Brian had no left footed defender for the position
Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: asylumseeker on August 20, 2017, 02:40:53 PM
Quote from: Tobago28 link=topic=65390.msg975541#msg975541
date=1503259602
Nothing against Taryk Sampson nor Shane Sandy but if you looking for a defender from last U20 why Powder would not be top of the list. He playing at much higher level and the full 90.

Powder have USA and Haitian passport, his days could be numbered with us.

Could he have commanded a starting position in Haiti's U-20 squad?

Definetely at LWB, he was approached by them and pushed by NYRB team mate Derrick Etienne.

Brian and Staff opted to play him as a left or right winger instead of his natural LWB position even though Brian had no left footed defender for the position

I was about to question the comment, but then I remembered that Keston Julien was not available for Costa Rica.

Looked at the video of these matches again recently, and what you raise explains a question I was left with ... because I expected more from Powder.

That Haiti wanted him, I can't question. But, from what I saw in Curacao, I have reservations to say he could have full-fledged started (based on Haiti's team).
Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: Tobago28 on August 20, 2017, 02:45:07 PM
Sadly, Keston was not there. He would have been a huge help
Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: asylumseeker on August 20, 2017, 02:47:56 PM
We are either at the end of a cycle or soon at the start of another. Hold tight. All indications are that the coaching staff recognizes it's time to ease youth in.

That stated, the player is not a finished article ... so it's not like he is ready, ready right now. Or will be hurt career-wise. Hold strain.
Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: Tobago28 on August 20, 2017, 03:22:26 PM
We are either at the end of a cycle or soon at the start of another. Hold tight. All indications are that the coaching staff recognizes it's time to ease youth in.

That stated, the player is not a finished article ... so it's not like he is ready, ready right now. Or will be hurt career-wise. Hold strain.

He have time but we dont with the quality of defense we putting out against Jamaica. I watched Powder on line yesterday vs. Justin Hoyte who played for us a year ago under Hart. Hoyte a former Arsenal academy player and Powder dominated that side of the pitch though Hoyte is probably now 15 years older than Powder. NYRBII, Powder won 4-0 vs. FC Cinncinati with Powder earning the penalty for the opener. Watch on USL website and tell me because his quality is much better than them jokers they select for the Jamaica game. Its always better to get young players with other options to commit early to avoid chasing and begging like we doing now foe some. Its foolish by TTFA to ease in players of lesser ability and only one country option if they really thinking about starting a new cycle. Looks more like they starting a Connection Cycle with that defense...expect Jamaica to score goals
Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: asylumseeker on August 20, 2017, 03:44:11 PM
By the way, why the mention of Shane Sandy? Shane is not a direct competitor for Powder's position. Neither is Taryk Sampson.
Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: Tobago28 on August 20, 2017, 05:03:38 PM
By the way, why the mention of Shane Sandy? Shane is not a direct competitor for Powder's position. Neither is Taryk Sampson.

I was referencing young defenders, that should be called up. Sandy and Sampson are in the JA match. Props to both especially Tobago Sandy
Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: Cocorite on August 20, 2017, 11:13:50 PM
Tobago, I'm with you dude. Powder is a no-brainer. Should definitely be capped at senior level. He is sound, level-headed and seems committed to T&T. . .But that may change and no one could blame him if he chooses whichever country to play for.

Blood him now.
Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: Tobago28 on August 21, 2017, 05:56:30 AM
Tobago, I'm with you dude. Powder is a no-brainer. Should definitely be capped at senior level. He is sound, level-headed and seems committed to T&T. . .But that may change and no one could blame him if he chooses whichever country to play for.

Blood him now.

Exactly, he will only get better and attract attention from other countries he is eligible to play for, I fear the same will happen with the goal keeper Ranjatsingh who plays for Louisville FC.
Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: Tobago28 on September 02, 2017, 05:00:06 PM
Powder Scores and gets an Assists but no interest from Dennis Lawrence

https://youtu.be/UUcmf4bZ34g


Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: Trini _2022 on September 02, 2017, 11:15:49 PM
I think  our  coaches  look down on the USL  ..its not a high enough level of football but i could be wrong .. But from watching a few usl games it is more competitive than the pro league .
Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: maxg on September 02, 2017, 11:40:20 PM
I think  our  coaches  look down on the USL  ..its not a high enough level of football but i could be wrong .. But from watching a few usl games it is more competitive than the pro league .
i'm reminded of Marvin Oliver
Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: Tobago28 on September 03, 2017, 01:28:30 AM
I think  our  coaches  look down on the USL  ..its not a high enough level of football but i could be wrong .. But from watching a few usl games it is more competitive than the pro league .

If that's the case then the coaches should be fired. Pro League players begging to get a USL trial so why select all the Pro League players? Powder scores after being fouled by Joe Cole, the same Joe Cole that was at West Ham, Chelsea and Liverpool with God knows how many caps for England. If the coaches don't know that Drogba playing in the USL then the coaches, scouts and administrators useless
Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: Flex on September 03, 2017, 11:32:10 AM
WATCH: Defender Noah Powder scores a free-kick and has an assist in New York Red Bulls II’s 4-2 win over Tampa Bay Rowdies

https://www.youtube.com/v/UUcmf4bZ34g
Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: Flex on September 03, 2017, 11:33:07 AM
Wouldn't be surprised if we lose this player to the USMNT the way our current admin are being run.

Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: Dinner Mints on September 03, 2017, 02:22:16 PM
I think  our  coaches  look down on the USL  ..its not a high enough level of football but i could be wrong .. But from watching a few usl games it is more competitive than the pro league .
We still trying to pretend local-based players could step up. Is a pride thing.
Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: Tobago28 on September 03, 2017, 06:08:44 PM
Wouldn't be surprised if we lose this player to the USMNT the way our current admin are being run.

Met the mother and father in Curacao during CFU-U20 Finals, the mother is Haitian and was joking that he should be playing for Haiti instead of TnT especially since Haiti won CFU at U20 and U17. This youth have 3 options, hoping he stays with us.
Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: Tobago28 on September 05, 2017, 06:09:38 PM
Noah Powder named to USL Team of the Week

D – Noah Powder, New York Red Bulls II: Powder had a goal and assist and also notched five tackles and six interceptions in a standout two-way performance, as New York defeated the Tampa Bay Rowdies 4-2.

http://www.uslsoccer.com/news_article/show/830201?referrer_id=2424352

Title: Noah Powder has left New York Red Bulls II
Post by: Tallman on January 26, 2018, 04:37:49 PM
Noah Powder has left New York Red Bulls II
By Austin Fido (onceametro.com)


Noah Powder has parted ways with the New York Red Bulls and is currently exploring opportunities abroad, Once A Metro can confirm, per sources familiar with the player’s situation.

The 19-year-old is a Red Bulls Academy product, who made 20 appearances for RBNY’s second team while still a schoolboy in 2016. That season brought him USL regular-season and Cup titles, and his first goal at the pro level.

Powder looked overseas for opportunities in 2017, but ultimately signed his first professional contract with the RBNY II team in July. In a curtailed season, he made 10 appearances.

Able to play on both sides of the field, in defense and midfield, Powder was primarily regarded as left-back in the Red Bulls’ set-up. As such, he had appeared to be a homegrown candidate for the role of successor to first-team starter Kemar Lawrence. He was one of five players retained on USL contracts from RBNY II’s 2017 season, and had been expected to continue with the reserve team in 2018.

Powder’s exit adds to the Red Bulls’ impressive list of youth-international caliber, Academy full backs who are not attached to the club. That list includes Matt Olosunde (currently in Manchester United’s U-23 squad), Marcello Borges (trained with RBNY last year and played for the RBNY U-23s in PDL; assumed to be staying in college for now), and Chris Gloster, reportedly on trial at Schalke. All three players have represented the US at youth international level. Powder is US-born, but has played his national-team soccer for Trinidad and Tobago’s U-17 and U-20 teams.

Another ex-Academy, former USYNT full-back, Kyle Duncan, has recently returned to RBNY - joining the current preseason camp on trial after a couple of seasons with French club Valenciennes. Duncan’s return illustrates the point that gone does not mean forgotten, and players often do cross paths with former clubs as their careers progress.

For now, however, Powder is gone and Duncan is part of RBNY’s project to build full-back depth for 2018 and beyond. That project currently includes two contracted USL players (Ethan Kutler and Andrew Lombard), two pre-season trialists (Duncan and Ismaila Jome), one 2018 draft pick (Niko De Vera), as well as first-teamers Kemar Lawrence, Amir Murillo and Connor Lade - with multiple players, including Tyler Adams and Fidel Escobar - able to cover the position. So the full-back cupboard is not bare, but Powder’s departure furthers the impression that RBNY is good at recruiting elite talent at the position, less good at retaining that talent.

Once A Metro wishes Noah Powder every success as he continues his career.
Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: Tallman on March 02, 2018, 08:59:27 PM
Orange County SC sign Trinidad and Tobago U-20 International Noah Powder
Orange County SC Communications


Orange County Soccer Club announced the signing of Trinidadian and Tobago U-20 international, Noah Powder for the upcoming season today. Powder, 19 joins Orange County SC from New York Red Bulls II, where he began his career with the Red Bulls U-18 Academy before making the transition to their USL side.

“Noah is an exciting young player with a bright future.  He already has quite a bit of experience in the league despite being 19,” said Orange County SC Head Coach Braeden Cloutier.  “I’m looking forward to working with him and helping him continue his development.”

The Maplewood, New Jersey native signed his first professional contract with New York Red Bulls II on July 14, 2017. Powder made his professional debut on March 26, 2016 against Toronto FC and played an integral role in the side that went on to be crowned USL Champions that year. He made a total of 28 appearances for Red Bulls II over a two-year spell. Despite being only 19 years old he already has USL Playoff experience having played in the quarter-final match against Orlando City B and in the semi-final match vs. Rochester Rhinos in 2016.

Powder is eligible to play for the US National Team through birth, or for Trinidad and Tobago through his father, who was born in Tobago.  In 2015, he captained the Trinidad and Tobago national U-17 team when he appeared in the 2015 CONCACAF U-17 Championships in Honduras where he started all five matches and scored two goals.  He was called up to the Trinidad and Tobago national U-20 team in 2016 and has since made 8 appearances for the U-20s and remains eligible.

Noah Powder
Position: Defender
Height: 5-10
Weight: 150 lbs.
Born: 10/27/1998
Birthplace: Maplewood, NJ
Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: Deeks on March 02, 2018, 09:21:29 PM
What wrong with WE. Is only second division. Are we ugly or what ?
Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: Tallman on September 09, 2018, 08:50:24 AM
WATCH: Defender Noah Powder scores a sublime free-kick in injury time during Orange County SC’s 3-2 come-from-behind win over Oklahoma City Energy FC

https://www.youtube.com/v/cNBvE1cybR8?start=105
Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: Tallman on September 17, 2018, 05:05:05 AM
WATCH: Noah Powder scores for the second consecutive game, giving Orange County SC a 1-0 win over Fresno FC

https://www.youtube.com/v/QAsGcLqnrVc?start=86
Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: Cocorite on September 17, 2018, 11:34:38 AM
WATCH: Noah Powder scores for the second consecutive game, giving Orange County SC a 1-0 win over Fresno FC

https://www.youtube.com/v/QAsGcLqnrVc?start=86

Way-to-go Noah, give Dennis something to think about
Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: Tallman on September 20, 2018, 06:41:32 AM
WATCH: Noah Powder scores for the third consecutive game when he chips the goalkeeper from 45 yards out during Orange County SC’s 5-2 win over Real Monarchs. Powder also notched an assist on Orange County’s first goal.

https://www.youtube.com/v/GBOnd1VwsUc?start=60
Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: Mad Scorpion a/k/a Big Bo$$ on September 20, 2018, 08:08:45 AM
This yute on fire right now!!!  Well done Powder, Keep it going!
Title: Real Monarchs SLC signs defender Noah Powder
Post by: Tallman on January 23, 2019, 02:37:26 PM
Real Monarchs SLC signs defender Noah Powder
RSL Communications


Real Monarchs SLC has signed DF Noah Powder ahead of the 2019 USL Championship season, General Manager Dan Egner announced today. Powder’s signing is pending league and federation approval.

“Noah was one of the top left backs in the USL last season and having over fifty USL matches under his belt at twenty years old is massive. Left back is a tough position to fill, and we couldn’t be happier to bring Noah in to fill that role for us. Noah has set goals that he is determined to reach, and we hope to continue Noah’s development and help him reach those goals.”

Powder, 20, spent the 2018 season with Orange County SC where he logged 1,636 minutes in 22 matches. Making 16 starts at left back for OCSC, Powder notched three goals and added two assists. An Edison, New Jersey native, Powder spent the 2016 and 2017 seasons with New York Red Bulls II where together with Monarchs defender Konrad Plewa, helped New York to the USL Cup title in 2016. Powder has also featured for the Trinidad & Tobago U-17 and U-20 sides since 2016.

“I'm very excited join The Real Monarch's for the 2019 season,” Powder said. “The Monarchs are a club with great potential. I will be looking to make the most of this opportunity in helping this club bring the USL Cup to Utah."

Player Information

Name: Noah Powder

Position: Defender

Height: 5’11”

Weight: 160 lbs

Born: 10/27/1998 (20 yo)

Hometown: Edison, New Jersey

Last Club: Orange County SC

Real Monarchs SLC will face Sacramento Republic FC on Saturday, March 9 to open its fifth campaign in the USL Championship. The Monarchs will then return home the following weekend to host league newcomer El Paso Locomotive FC at Zions Bank Stadium on March 16, a venue in which the Monarchs earned a league-best home record of 13-2-2 in 2018.

Real Monarchs SLC season tickets and single-match tickets are set to be announced and be available for purchase in the near future.
Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: Tallman on June 09, 2019, 07:53:54 AM
WATCH: Noah Powder with a trademark free-kick goal during Real Monarchs' 5-3 win over Rio Grande Valley FC Toros

https://www.youtube.com/v/9EwYJztKRP4?start=134
Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: Tobago28 on June 09, 2019, 09:34:32 AM
Powder shows quality again but Dennis and TTFA still blind
Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: Sam on June 09, 2019, 04:10:06 PM
This man should have been on T&T team a long time ago, at least in de provisional squad.

Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: Deeks on June 10, 2019, 10:00:28 AM
This man should have been on T&T team a long time ago, at least in de provisional squad.



Actually he should be on the U-23 team getting ready for the Olympics. But DJW and the TTFA moving in another direction. Next WC, he and a couple of the younger youths should be replacing some of these guys on the current team.
Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: Tobago28 on June 25, 2019, 09:38:37 PM
Powder selected for USL Pro Team of the week.https://www.uslchampionship.com/news_article/show/1030959
Title: Re: The Noah Powder question
Post by: Tallman on September 30, 2019, 10:49:59 AM
WATCH: Noah Powder slices through the defence to pull one back for Real Monarchs in their 2-1 come-from-behind win over Reno 1868

https://www.youtube.com/v/z-yvDOz-ic0?start=42
Title: Noah Powder named to USL Championship Week 30 Team of the Week
Post by: Tallman on October 03, 2019, 07:07:21 AM
Noah Powder named to USL Championship Week 30 Team of the Week
By Derick Fox (RSL.com)


For the second time this season, defender Noah Powder earned a spot on the USL Championship Team of the Week. Powder made his presence known throughout the night in the 2-1 win over Reno 1868 FC last Saturday, scoring the equalizing goal after dribbling through three defenders as well as an unmarked headed effort that ended in the goalkeeper's hands. Powder completed 90% of his passes and won 63% of his duels to earn a spot in the Top XI for Week 30.

See below for the full list of players for the Week 30 Team of the Week:

USL Championship Team of the Week

GK – Kyle Morton, Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC: Morton posted a three-save shutout as the Hounds took a 3-0 victory against Indy Eleven on Saturday night, extending the club’s current shutout streak to 646 minutes.

D – Manny Perez, North Carolina FC: Perez came off the bench and recorded two assists while winning 4 of 5 duels and making two recoveries to help North Carolina rally to an important win against Ottawa Fury FC.

D – Noah Powder, Real Monarchs SLC: Powder scored the opening goal as the Monarchs rallied for a 2-1 victory on the road in Reno while also completing 39 of 43 passes and 4 of 5 dribbles and winning 7 of 11 duels.

D – Bryam Rebellon, El Paso Locomotive FC: Rebellon scored the tying goal, completed 34 of 46 passes, made six recoveries and three tackles and won 8 of 12 duels as Locomotive FC rallied past Republic FC on Saturday night.

M – Walter Restrepo, San Antonio FC: Restrepo had two goals, one assist and eight chances created, while completing 10 of 13 dribbles over two games that included a key home win against Fresno FC on Saturday.

M – Kenardo Forbes, Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC: Forbes scored two goals in the Hounds’ victory against Indy Eleven, had three key passes and completed 67 of 78 passes overall for the week as Pittsburgh moved into second place in the East.

M – Enzo Martinez, Charlotte Independence: Martinez had two goals, one assist and four chances created while also recording seven recoveries in Charlotte’s victory against Hartford Athletic on Saturday.

M – Joey Calistri, Phoenix Rising FC: Calistri scored both goals as Rising FC rallied to earn a 2-2 draw with New Mexico United, while also recording two key passes and completing 13 of 16 passes overall after coming on as a substitute.

M – Cristhian Altamirano, Tulsa Roughnecks FC: Altamirano had one goal, two assists and over two games completed 40 of 52 passes and recorded six chances created as the Roughnecks took four points for the week.

F – Gordon Wild, Loudoun United FC: Wild recorded the first hat trick in Loudoun’s history in a victory against Swope Park, and had five chances created and 33 of 38 completed passes over two games for the week.

F – Irvin Parra, Las Vegas Lights FC: Parra had two goals and one assist, completed of 14 of 17 passes and 3 of 4 dribbles to lead Lights FC to a crucial road victory against Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC.

Bench: Nico Corti (RGV), Cam Lindley (MEM), Kevin Rodriguez (RGV), Ethan Zubak (LA), Neco Brett (PIT), Daniel Rios (NSH), Malik Johnson (TBR)
Title: Re: Noah Powder Thread
Post by: Tallman on November 17, 2019, 11:11:17 PM
WATCH: Noah Powder seals the USL Championship for Real Monarchs with a delightful goal in their 3-1 win over Louisville City.

https://www.youtube.com/v/AnbOferHBfQ?start=140
Title: Noah Powder was the X-Factor the Monarchs needed him to be
Post by: Tallman on November 18, 2019, 01:03:05 PM
Noah Powder was the X-Factor the Monarchs needed him to be
By Nicholas Murray (uslchampionship.com)


The biggest lineup question Real Monarchs SLC faced going into Sunday’s 2019 USL Championship Final was which player would sit in the right wingback position.

On one hand, there was James Moberg, who had earned the call in the Western Conference Final as the Monarchs went more conservative against the threat of El Paso Locomotive FC’s Omar Salgado down the flank.

On the other, there was Noah Powder, a far more aggressive option that could leave Real’s defense more exposed, but would also provide a bigger attacking threat that the Monarchs would likely need to earn victory on the road against Louisville City FC as they had against Phoenix Rising FC earlier this postseason.

Interim Head Coach Jamison Olave chose Powder, and while there might have been questions as to whether it was the right move before the game, at the end of the 90 minutes when Real had the trophy in its hands thanks in part to Powder’s strong display, it was clearly the right one.

Powder put in the performance that was needed. His passing was crisp, completing 28 of 32 passes overall, he won the majority of his duels and his speed teamed with Mikael Chang down the right side for Real proved key, especially when the game became stretched in the second half.

He showed off his flair for the spectacular, too. His first shot of the night – a blistering drive from 30 yards that Louisville goalkeeper Chris Hubbard had to claw away from finding the bottom right corner of the net – almost put the Monarchs ahead just before halftime. Instead, it set up the corner that led to Konrad Plewa’s stoppage-time finish which ended up proving the game-winner.

His second, meanwhile, effectively put the game out of reach as he was given too much space while cutting into the penalty area from the right side before arrowing a low shot into the bottom-left corner of the net. Hubbard might feel he should have done better with the effort, but the dip that saw the ball skip off the turf a couple of yards in front of him made it trickier than it might have first looked.

The best thing for the Monarchs – and Real Salt Lake’s organization – is there’s still room for the 21-year-old to grow. He can be very good on the ball, but in both Sunday’s game and that against Phoenix there were moments where he can still be too casual, allowing him to be dispossessed while putting his side on the back foot.

On Sunday night, though, the positives Powder brought – which earned him in my eyes a good shot at Man of the Match honors – far outweighed any negatives.

Known as The Special Ingredient around RSL, Powder’s addition to Olave’s recipe provided the perfect result.
Title: Re: Noah Powder Thread
Post by: Dinner Mints on November 18, 2019, 01:07:27 PM
Probably my biggest confusion/beef/frustration in all this is the call-up policy.
Title: Re: Noah Powder Thread
Post by: Tallman on November 26, 2019, 04:03:38 PM
Noah Powder has won four postseason USL Championship trophies in four years, yet has been unable to get even a single call-up to Trinidad and Tobago's senior team.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EKUvWtaX0AAC_Z1?format=jpg&name=4096x4096)
Title: Re: Noah Powder Thread
Post by: asylumseeker on November 26, 2019, 04:07:44 PM
Noah who?
Title: Re: Noah Powder Thread
Post by: gawd on pitch on November 26, 2019, 07:44:23 PM
It's clear that DL had his favourites. But that will be changing when he goes. I expect that to be soon.
Title: Re: Noah Powder Thread
Post by: Controversial on November 26, 2019, 10:01:31 PM
It's clear that DL had his favourites. But that will be changing when he goes. I expect that to be soon.

DL had his orders, lose and sabotage the team, don’t select the best players ....

Some men want to be the only ones to qualify for a wc and heralded forever in TT history
Title: Re: Noah Powder Thread
Post by: Tallman on March 06, 2020, 07:25:00 PM
Noah Powder, defender, Real Monarchs SLC (https://www.prosoccerusa.com/usl/14-players-watch-2020-usl-championship-season-espn-tambakis-carleton-asante/)
A 21-year-old fullback from Trinidad & Tobago, Powder claimed his second title in the Championship last season, helping Real Monarchs SLC top Louisville City for the league’s crown. Powder also scored in the final for his third goal of the season. Powder came up in the New York Red Bulls academy, but seemed to really have a breakout season last year, notching career-highs in minutes and matches played. Powder was integral to the Monarchs’ success last year and should be again this year too. If he continues to play at a high level, his senior national team debut could come sooner rather than later.
Title: Re: Noah Powder Thread
Post by: Flex on July 20, 2020, 05:14:29 AM
Powder sets up two goals but Monarchs held to draw.
By Nigel Simon (Guardian).


T&T defender Noah Powder had a hand in two goals but defending United Soccer League (USL) Championship Division champions, Real Monarchs failed to make good use and was held to a 3-3 draw by ten-man Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC at Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, Utah on Saturday (July 18).

The Monarchs, beaten 1-0 by San Diego Loyal when competition resumed on July 19, opened the scoring on the half-hour mark when a long throw-in by James Moberg fell to Andrew Brody just inside the penalty area, and his touch found Kyle Coffee, who controlled with one touch and then fired a finish into the top-left corner of the net.

Ten minutes later, Brody added a goal to his assist as 21-year-old Powder came through a challenge near the halfway line and moved inside from the left flank before releasing Brody on the right side.

Brody then drove forward, cut inside a defender at the top of the penalty area and shot low into the left corner to double the Monarchs’ lead.

The Monarchs almost added a third in first-half stoppage time but Switchbacks goalkeeper Sean Melvin made a big save to deny Powder when he got a clean look on goal after a good header by Coffee.

That save proved even bigger moments later when Joan Cervos followed up a hard, low shot by Usvaldo Luna from the left and bounced home the rebound to make it a one-goal game at the break.

Just past the hour-mark, however, the Monarchs restored their two-goal advantage at 3-1 orchestrated by Powder again.

Awarded a free-kick on the right flank, Powder’s near-post delivery was flicked on by Taylor Peay and into the left corner of the net.

The hosts then seemed in control, especially when Lewis was sent off with 17 minutes to go but the Switchbacks’ late rally left the Monarchs still looking for their first win of 2020.

Colorado Springs grabbed a lifeline in the 89th minute when Austin Dewing held off a challenge and set up Jordan Burt as he arrived late to finish.

It appeared the goal might only serve as a consolation, but then in the fifth minute of stoppage time, the Switchbacks earned one final chance from a corner kick on the left.

Luke Ferreira delivered a cross to the top of the six-yard area and Abdul Rwatubyaye met the ball with a powerful header that found the back of the net, completing a thrilling comeback and a 3-3 scoreline.

Neveal Hackshaw and Indy Eleven made it three wins on the trot to start the season with a 2-1 defeat of Sporting Kansas City II. Tyler Pasher fired Indy Eleven ahead in the 39th minute but four minutes into the second half, Wilson Harris got Sporting Kansas City level, only for Paddy Barrett to net in the 67th minute with what turned out to be the decisive item at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, USA.

And at Fifth Third Bank Stadium, Kennesaw, USA, the T&T trio of Duane Muckette, Triston Hodge and Leston Paul all saw action in Memphis 901 FC's 2-2 draw with at Atlanta United II.

Atlanta United took the lead through Jackson Conway in the 21st minute, however a minute before the interval, Brandon Allen drew Memphis on even terms. The hosts then regained the lead in the 57th when Coleman Gannon found the target.

Starring defeat Memphis then introduced Paul in midfield for the tiring Jean-Christopher Koffi in the 81st minute while Hodge was replaced by Raul Gonzalez, three minutes later, and the latter then set up his team's equaliser two minutes into time added on for Cal Jennings to earn their club a share of the points.

On Sunday (July 19), Leland Archer and Kierron Mason were the last T&T players to see action in the opening week when their Charleston Battery battled Birmingham Legion FC while Shannon Gomez’ Sacramento Republic met Reno 1868 FC.

Title: Re: Noah Powder Thread
Post by: Trini _2022 on July 20, 2020, 06:31:05 AM
Powder sets up two goals but Monarchs held to draw.
By Nigel Simon (Guardian).


T&T defender Noah Powder had a hand in two goals but defending United Soccer League (USL) Championship Division champions, Real Monarchs failed to make good use and was held to a 3-3 draw by ten-man Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC at Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, Utah on Saturday (July 18).

The Monarchs, beaten 1-0 by San Diego Loyal when competition resumed on July 19, opened the scoring on the half-hour mark when a long throw-in by James Moberg fell to Andrew Brody just inside the penalty area, and his touch found Kyle Coffee, who controlled with one touch and then fired a finish into the top-left corner of the net.

Ten minutes later, Brody added a goal to his assist as 21-year-old Powder came through a challenge near the halfway line and moved inside from the left flank before releasing Brody on the right side.

Brody then drove forward, cut inside a defender at the top of the penalty area and shot low into the left corner to double the Monarchs’ lead.

The Monarchs almost added a third in first-half stoppage time but Switchbacks goalkeeper Sean Melvin made a big save to deny Powder when he got a clean look on goal after a good header by Coffee.

That save proved even bigger moments later when Joan Cervos followed up a hard, low shot by Usvaldo Luna from the left and bounced home the rebound to make it a one-goal game at the break.

Just past the hour-mark, however, the Monarchs restored their two-goal advantage at 3-1 orchestrated by Powder again.

Awarded a free-kick on the right flank, Powder’s near-post delivery was flicked on by Taylor Peay and into the left corner of the net.

The hosts then seemed in control, especially when Lewis was sent off with 17 minutes to go but the Switchbacks’ late rally left the Monarchs still looking for their first win of 2020.

Colorado Springs grabbed a lifeline in the 89th minute when Austin Dewing held off a challenge and set up Jordan Burt as he arrived late to finish.

It appeared the goal might only serve as a consolation, but then in the fifth minute of stoppage time, the Switchbacks earned one final chance from a corner kick on the left.

Luke Ferreira delivered a cross to the top of the six-yard area and Abdul Rwatubyaye met the ball with a powerful header that found the back of the net, completing a thrilling comeback and a 3-3 scoreline.

Neveal Hackshaw and Indy Eleven made it three wins on the trot to start the season with a 2-1 defeat of Sporting Kansas City II. Tyler Pasher fired Indy Eleven ahead in the 39th minute but four minutes into the second half, Wilson Harris got Sporting Kansas City level, only for Paddy Barrett to net in the 67th minute with what turned out to be the decisive item at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, USA.

And at Fifth Third Bank Stadium, Kennesaw, USA, the T&T trio of Duane Muckette, Triston Hodge and Leston Paul all saw action in Memphis 901 FC's 2-2 draw with at Atlanta United II.

Atlanta United took the lead through Jackson Conway in the 21st minute, however a minute before the interval, Brandon Allen drew Memphis on even terms. The hosts then regained the lead in the 57th when Coleman Gannon found the target.

Starring defeat Memphis then introduced Paul in midfield for the tiring Jean-Christopher Koffi in the 81st minute while Hodge was replaced by Raul Gonzalez, three minutes later, and the latter then set up his team's equaliser two minutes into time added on for Cal Jennings to earn their club a share of the points.

On Sunday (July 19), Leland Archer and Kierron Mason were the last T&T players to see action in the opening week when their Charleston Battery battled Birmingham Legion FC while Shannon Gomez’ Sacramento Republic met Reno 1868 FC.



Oh my how things have changed before 10-15 years ago it used to be the UK round up .... Now is the USL  :o
Title: Re: Noah Powder Thread
Post by: lefty on July 20, 2020, 09:08:37 AM
Oh my how things have changed before 10-15 it used to be the UK round up .... Now is the USL  :o

forget talent, Uk been givin trini players d cold shoulder since dat fiasco with jack warner.......even players already in d system couldn't find good teams, no one can convince me no uk team couldna sign Jloyd jus so
Title: Re: Noah Powder Thread
Post by: Tallman on September 10, 2020, 07:19:39 AM
WATCH: Defender Noah Powder fires a left-footed free-kick into the bottom left corner of the net to round off the scoring in Real Monarchs 4-1 win over Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC.

https://www.youtube.com/v/Pkos7uRjeiY?start=130
Title: Real Salt Lake signs Noah Powder for 2021 season
Post by: Tallman on September 24, 2020, 03:50:39 PM
Real Salt Lake signs Noah Powder for 2021 season
By RSL Communications


Real Salt Lake has signed defender Noah Powder from Real Monarchs, the club announced today. Powder will join RSL for the 2021 season.

“Noah is another success story of our development model.  He’s a young, talented player who came into the Monarchs with something to prove and is hungry to show his skills at every level,” RSL General Manager Elliot Fall said.  “He proved it by helping lead the team to a championship in 2019 and he’s really taken a step forward this year in terms of what he brings on the field and what he brings to the locker room.  We are excited to see him at our Club for years to come.”

Powder, 21, featured in 30 regular season matches for the Monarchs in 2019, scoring two goals in 2,629 minutes.  In the playoffs, he notched two assists and scored in the USL Championship Final to secure the club’s first title. To date, Powder has nine goals and seven assists in 90 USL matches, logging 7,050 minutes.  That includes one goal and four assists in 10 appearances this season.

“I’m grateful for this opportunity from this great organization.  I am extremely grateful for my time as a Monarch and want to thank their staff in helping me reach my goal,” Powder said.  “As a Monarch the main goal is to play well and earn a chance with Real Salt Lake.  I'm excited for this opportunity and ready for what’s to come in the near future."

Powder joined the Monarchs prior to the 2019 season as a young veteran in the USL Championship. Success has followed since his professional career began in 2016. The New Jersey native and Trinidad and Tobago international joined New York Red Bulls II in 2016 and helped NYRBII to a USL title as a rookie. After spending two years in Harrison, New Jersey, Powder joined Orange County SC in the USL Championship where he helped OCSC to the Western Conference Final in 2018.  Internationally, he played extensively at the U-18 and U-20 levels for Trinidad and Tobago in 2015 and 2016.

“We have been tracking Noah for a while and the Monarchs staff has done a great job with him.  He’s been in some big games at the USL level with multiple teams so he has a lot of experience there,” RSL Head Coach Freddy Juarez said.  “We feel he has the technical ability to play at the next level.  Now we have to challenge him to help him reach his full potential and help the team.”

Player Information
Name: Noah Powder
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 160 lbs
Age: 21
Hometown: Edison, New Jersey
Last club: Real Monarchs

Transaction: Real Satl Lake signs Noah Powder for the 2021 season on September 24, 2020.

Real Salt Lake continues its 2020 season on Sunday on the road against Minnesota United FC. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. MT and will be broadcast live on KMYU and the KSL TV app and on the radio on ESPN700.
Title: Re: Noah Powder Thread
Post by: asylumseeker on September 24, 2020, 11:52:53 PM
Well-played! Congratulations to the Powders. :applause: