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Power 5: Counting down MLS' attack-minded speed demons

Marvin Chavez

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They want the ball in space. They want to play possum until the moment to burst forward presents itself. They want to isolate their marker, disrupting the most organized backlines with a lung-busting run in behind

Raw speed is unteachable, and for that reason, it remains one of the most difficult things to defend. As a defender, the last thing you want is a thoroughbred running at you with their head up and the ball at their feet. At some point, either you can keep up, or you get left in the dust.

Check out the videos below for five MLS attackers with the kind of pure speed that forces defenders to turn on their heels and hope they aren't left gasping for air.

No. 5: San Jose's Marvin Chavez

No. 4: FC Dallas' Fabian Castillo

No. 3: LA Galaxy's Landon Donovan

No. 2: New York's Dane Richards

No. 1: Chicago's Dominic Oduro