Slaloming runs through defenders trailing one-step behind. One-on-one matchups on the flank with no defensive help in sight. Those are the moments when creativity really shines, when fans sit up in their seats and wait for a moment of magic.
Not every player is capable of delivering those moments, but those who are quickly make a name for themselves. Some specialize in freeing themselves for a cross, others at sending their marker the wrong way to open up space for a shot. The best simply make those defending them look silly on the regular basis without breaking a sweat.
Check out the videos below for five MLS players with the kind of audacious dribbling ability that opens up defenses and makes the highlight reels.
No. 5: New York's Thierry Henry
No. 4: D.C. United's Dwayne De Rosario
No. 3: FC Dallas Brek Shea
No. 2: Seattle's Fredy Montero
No. 1: Chicago's Marco Pappa