Let’s chat about a question that’s either very easy or very hard: Which opposing player do you love to hate?
It could be easy because the choice is obvious — player from one of the big rivals, for example, or a player who did a particularly villainous thing that one time.
But the question does offer some complexity, too. It’s one thing to be a villain, another to be “love to hate”-d. And that’s where the dilemma lies.
I have to think Steven Lenhart should be in the running — not only did he play for the rival San Jose Earthquakes, not only was he the league’s biggest villain when he was with the Quakes, he was the one who directly lead to the scenario where Mike Magee played goalkeeper that one time, for example. There are receipts.
Do you love to hate him, though? Are there other players who you can’t stand, but have an ineffable kind of respect for how annoying they are at the same time? That’s what we’re going for here.
So let’s hear your picks. Leave ‘em in the comment section and let’s chat!