Speed kills, as the cliché goes, and this year in particular, MLS coaches are looking for fleet-footed assassins to ice a few games for them. The 25-year-old Richards (right) is the inspiration for the swiftness craze. In last year's playoffs, the Jamaican international streaked past defenders like they were pylons and played a major part in the Red Bulls' surprising run to the final.
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