As many of you may already be aware, FIFA 15 was released today in the United States to much fanfare. The latest edition of the world's biggest soccer video game. Features all sorts of new features to make the game more realistic and fun for soccer fans across the globe.
EA Sports is releasing a series of rankings that coincide with the debut of the game, including the best players at each position, the 50 best players in the game, the players with the best physical skills, and the best up-and-coming young players.
One list that might interest American soccer fans is the top 20 MLS players based on their in-game ratings. The list is made up of the big names across the league and as you might imagine, Clint Dempsey is number one and Nick Rimando is the only goalkeeper to make the cut.
Notable to Columbus Crew fans is the inclusion of Federico Higuain, who checks in at number 10. Columbus' number 10, who is listed as a center attacking midfielder, is rated a 76 overall with ratings of 76 passing, 77 dribbling, and 71 shooting. Despite the ability to include a nickname for each player, Pipa's was not added to the game, although no players on the list appear to have earned nicknames.
One interesting thing about the MLS rankings is the exclusion of Bradley Wright-Phillips who leads the league with 24 goals, five more than his closest competitor and three away from the MLS record for goals in a season co-held by Roy Lassiter and Chris Wondolowski.
EA Sports also released a list of the top U.S. Men's National team players. The list is fairly predictable and although there are no Crew players included, as none of them are involved in the national team picture, Mix Diskerud, who nearly became a member of the Black and Gold before the transfer window closed, ranks at 18th with a rating at 72 overall.
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