The biggest news in the soccer world this morning is the release of extremely popular video game, FIFA 13.
The soccer video game that was created by Vancouver-based Electronic Arts was released at midnight and is immensely popular among players, coaches, media and fans alike. I have never been much of a gamer, but I decided to see how the video game rated the LA Galaxy and a few other key players in Major League Soccer.
As a team, the Galaxy are ranked three stars out of five and hold MLS' highest rating in attack (74 rating), midfield (72 ranking) and defense (68 rating) categories. All of FIFA 13's rankings for team categories and players are all out of a hundred. While the Galaxy are at the top in all three categories, a different MLS team has come in second in each category New York Red Bulls (attack rating:73), Seattle Sounders (midfield rating: 71) and Real Salt Lake (defense rating: 67).
In terms of player ratings, the Galaxy's complete ratings in order by position are below:
GK: Josh Saunders (69), Brian Perk (62), Brian Rowe (56)
DEF: Omar Gonzalez (74), Sean Franklin (71), A.J. DeLaGarza (70), Todd Dunivant (68), DJ Lopes (64), Leonardo (64), Bryan Gaul (63), Tommy Meyer (61), Andrew Boyens (60)
CM: David Beckham (79), Christian Wilhelmsson (77), Juninho (75), Marcelo Sarvas (70), Mike Magee (67), Hector Jimenez (66), Michael Stephens (64), Kyle Nakazawa (60), Kenney Walker (59), Dan Keat (58), Bryan Jordan (58), Rafael Garcia (56)
FWD: Landon Donovan (81), Robbie Keane (78), Edson Buddle (66), Jose Villarreal (63), Jack McBean (60), Pat Noonan (60)
NY's three highest rated offensive players are Thierry Henry (77), Tim Cahill (76) and Rafael Marquez (73)
Seattle's three highest rated midfield players are Osvaldo Alonso (78), Mauro Rosales (77) and Steve Zakuani (74)
RSL's three highest rated defense players are Jamison Olave (73), Nat Borchers (71) and Nick Rimando (71)
What are your thoughts on the ratings? Are you going to buy the game? Have you done so already?
Leave your thoughts.