ok i live in columbus and have always rooted for both the rapids and the crew. oddly enough denton went from columbus to colorado and my personal experience as a fan of both squads, is that everyone hates eric denton. and i cant quite figure out why. now b4 u folks flame away at me, here me out. now is eric denton an all star? NO! is eric denton a super star in this league? NO! but he is not the worst thing to happen to this league since lothar matthaieus(sp?).... here is why i DO like eric denton: *he is a quality(not great, but certainly servicable) left footed/sided player for starters(hard to come by in MLS for sure) *can be used decently at either the left back or left wing middy positions. *works his butt of game in, game out *can service decent corners crosses from the left side. also makes the goalie think a little when he lines up along side a right footed player on free kicks. so in the end u get a hard working, hard to come by(when i say that, i mean a left footed player), servicable, versatile player who doesnt piss or moan ever. but yet fans everywhere seem to completely hate him. somebody please let me in on the secret. is it just the thing to do in hating eric denton? or what?!?! i dont get it! now again, am i saying he is some superstar who is worthy of national team play?? for God sakes, NO!! is he capable of a miscue here or there? sure, but 90% of the players in this league are. but in the end he IS worth a roster spot and worth even starting for this Rapids team. ok, so flame away!!