#17 | Defender
Noah Powder | #17
Weight: 181 lbs.
Birthplace: Edison, NJ
Previous club: Real Salt Lake (MLS)
With Indy Eleven: After being signed by the club in January of 2022, Powder is set to make his Indy Eleven debut on March 12th for the team’s season opener at Loudoun United FC.
Before Indy Eleven: Powder brings six seasons of professional experience to the Boys in Blue, including title-winning seasons in the USL Championship with Real Monarchs SLC (2019) and New York Red Bulls II (2016). Powder split his 2021 campaign between Monarchs SLC and their MLS parent club Real Salt Lake, where he started in two of his seven appearances in regular season action.
In his six previous seasons of play in the USL Championship from 2016-21, the native of Edison, N.J., collected 11 goals and nine assists in 103 combined regular season (96) and postseason (7) affairs. After coming up through the New York Red Bulls Academy system, Powder made his professional debut at the age of 17 during a two-season stint at NY Red Bulls II from 2016-17, helping the squad to the top record in the Championship’s regular season in 2016 and a trophy-lifting finish to the playoffs that followed. After joining Orange County SC for their 2018 campaign, Powder got another taste of postseason glory in 2019, starting his three-year tenure at Monarchs SLC by figuring prominently in their title run, including scoring the final tally in a 3-1 victory over Louisville City FC in the Final.
International: Eligible to represent Trinidad & Tobago through his father born in Tobago, Powder represented the Soca Warriors 13 times in competitions at the U-17 and U-20 levels towards the start of his pro career before earning his first full senior team call up just under a year ago. Powder made six “caps” for T&T in 2021, several of which came in crucial contests alongside his new teammate, Eleven midfielder Neveal Hackshaw. After making his full international debut on Feb. 1, 2021 in a friendly against the United States, Powder appeared twice off the bench in CONCACAF region qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup last spring before starting two of his three appearances in the CONCACAF Gold Cup in July. He is set to take on Bolivia in a friendly on Jan. 21, 2022.