The Colorado Rapids have acquired the rights to Gregory "Jackie Chan" Richardson, according to a press release sent out by the team.
“I think we are adding a very explosive and athletic forward who I believe has a huge amount of potential,” said head coach Gary Smith. “I am sure he will be a wonderful addition to our already youthful and exciting front line.”
Richardson is set to become the first Guyanese player to sign a contract with Major League Soccer once he is added to the Rapids regular roster.
It was playing for Joe Public FC where Richardson made a name for himself, particularly against the New England Revolution in the CONCACAF Champions League. Joe Public recorded an impressive 4-0 victory of the Revs back in September, three of the goals were scored by Richardson.
The 26-year-old is a native of Georgetown, Guyana.
Shane Evans, Goal.com