EA Sports’ FIFA 22 is currently available for early access before the game’s full launch on Oct. 1. With the full game available to players, the ratings database has been revealed which includes each and every Columbus Crew player in the game.
As expected, the highest-rated player in FIFA 22 on the Crew is playmaker Lucas Zelarayan with an overall rating of 76. This rating qualifies him as a gold level player in the game with the minimum qualifying mark of 75. Among his top stats is his free kick accuracy of 85 with five goals from direct free kicks this season. This is the second consecutive year Zelarayan received the highest rating on the team, but the Black & Gold have fewer gold players than in FIFA 21.
The only other player in the gold category for Columbus is Pedro Santos, who was upgraded to a 75 overall rating. In last year’s game, both Eloy Room and Darlington Nagbe were in the gold rating bracket with both players downgraded to silver ratings of 74 overall in FIFA 22. A high majority of the Crew squad is in the silver rating category with multiple players having some of the top statistics across Major League Soccer.
Room is among the top 10 goalkeepers in MLS and Zelarayan is among the top 10 midfielders. Some of the in-depth statistics for the Black & Gold are more impressive with Alexandru Matan being given a speed rating of 90, qualifying him as one of the fastest players in MLS. Gyasi Zardes was given a rare trait in the game of having a weak foot rating of five stars out of a possible five.
A notable big increase in this year’s FIFA rating was for young midfielder Aidan Morris. After his impressive 2020 performances that included the MLS Cup Final, Morris received an overall rating boost of four to a 62 overall. Morris hasn’t played for the entirety of the 2021 season with a torn ACL.
It’s also an exciting time for two Crew youngsters. Miguel Berry and Isaiah Parente have been added to FIFA 22 for the first time. Being included in the FIFA video game is a dream come true for a lot of young soccer players with FIFA 22 expected to be one of the top-selling video games of the year.
Crew Player Ratings
GOLD: Lucas Zelarayan (76), Pedro Santos (75)
SILVER: Eloy Room (74), Darlington Nagbe (74), Gyasi Zardes (73), Artur (73), Jonathan Mensah (72), Bradley Wright-Phillips (71), Vito Wormgoor (71), Kevin Molino (70), Harrison Afful (69), Alexandru Matan (69), Luis Diaz (69), Josh Williams (68), Milton Valenzuela (68), Marlon Hairston (67), Derrick Etienne Jr. (66), Evan Bush (66), Waylon Francis (66), Perry Kitchen (65), Liam Fraser (65), Aboubacar Keita (65)
BRONZE: Saad Abdul-Salaam (64), Erik Hurtado (62), Grant Lillard (62), Aidan Morris (62), Miguel Berry (61), Eric Dick (58), Isaiah Parente (56)
Best Player by Statistic
Acceleration: Luis Diaz (89), Sprint Speed: Alexandru Matan (91)
Attack Positioning: Gyasi Zardes (80), Finishing: Bradley Wright-Phillips (75), Shot Power: Jonathan Mensah (79), Long Shots: Pedro Santos (71), Volleying: Erik Hurtado (74), Penalties: Pedro Santos and Kevin Molino (69)
Agility: Alexandru Mayan (91), Balance: Alexandru Matan (90), Reactions: Darlington Nagbe (79), Ball Control: Darlington Nagbe (82), Dribbling: Darlington Nagbe (80), Composure: Darlington Nagbe (83)
Interceptions: Jonathan Mensah (73), Heading Accuracy: Bradley Wright-Phillips (76), Marking: Jonathan Mensah (74), Standing Tackle: Artur (76), Sliding Tackle: Artur (72)
Vision: Lucas Zelarayan (78), Crossing: Pedro Santos (73), Free Kick Accuracy: Lucas Zelarayan (85), Short Passing: Darlington Nagbe (83), Long Passing: Artur (75), Curve: Pedro Santos (80)
Jumping: Gyasi Zardes and Lucas Zelarayan (86), Stamina: Gyasi Zardes (91), Strength: Vito Wormgoor (90), Aggression: Artur (84)
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