Ok, so if you're like me you've been eagerly anticipating the release of Fifa Soccer 15 to get all of those updated rosters and the minor gameplay tweaks EA Sports makes every year. Well, the wait is just about over. In fact, if you're reading this, there's a decent chance that the background ad on this page is for Fifa 15. A day in advance of the game's North American release, EA Sports has revealed the player ratings.
There's no surprise at the top: Lionel Messi will again be the best player in the game with a 93 rating overall, followed closely by Cristiano Ronaldo at 92. The familiar names of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Arjen Robben, and Luis Suárez round out the top five.
A little bit further down the ratings, we start getting into the US National Team, MLS, and the San Jose Earthquakes. For San Jose, Argentine designated player Matías Perez García claims the top rating with a 74 overall. Chris Wondolowski is next at 72, and then the pair of center backs Victor Bernárdez and Clarence Goodson at 70 each. And that's it for Quakes rated 70 or higher. Fair? Perhaps. But I would have liked to see Shea Salinas higher than 67, and Yannick Djaló is low for me as a 69. Maybe injury tolerance is weighted highly. Check out the full list of San Jose ratings.
The EA Sports site has also ranked the USMNT World Cup players in the game. Wondo comes in at 17 of 23. Tim Howard is ranked as the best US player at 82, with Clint Dempsey the top position player at 81. Dempsey is also the highest rated player in MLS followed closely by 80 rated Jermaine Defoe and Michael Bradley.
How do you feel about the ratings for the Quakes and US? Who is overrated in the game (*cough* Osvaldo Alonso *cough*)? Let us know in the comments below. And if you happen to pick up Fifa 15, I look forward to facing you online. Cheers!