A closer look at FIFA 15 USMNT player ratings

A closer look at FIFA 15 USMNT player ratings

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A closer look at FIFA 15 USMNT player ratings

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Less than 24 hours separate North American gamers from picking up a copy of EA Sports’ FIFA 15, meaning the always-intense debate over player ratings will begin promptly.

FIFA 15 is set to hit stores on Tuesday, and one of the first things fans of the popular video game like to do – aside from playing for hours on end – is check out which of their favorite players received good and bad overall ratings. U.S. Men’s National Team supporters are no different when it comes to this, especially when they begin to look at which players they could bring onto their FIFA Ultimate Teams at bargain deals.

The top players on the U.S. roster in the game’s first downloadable roster update is not much of a surprise. Clint Dempsey leads the way with an 81 rating while Michael Bradley takes second place with an 80. They are followed by Brad Guzan’s 78 and Jermaine Jones, who owns a 77.

Other notable player ratings on the U.S. – which is rated as a four-star team in the game – are Jozy Altidore and Fabian Johnson at 74, and DeAndre Yedlin at 68.

Players that are not on the 23-man squad, but still rated among the best Americans in the game are Tim Howard with a U.S.-best 82, Landon Donovan at 77, Benny Feilhaber with a 72 and Maurice Edu and Danny Williams with 71s.

Notable American absences, due to different reasons, are Juan Agudelo, Joe Gyau, Freddy Adu and Oguchi Onyewu.

There are a number of Americans who could have serious gripes about their ratings, including DaMarcus Beasley (65) and Ray Gaddis (63). But San Jose Earthquakes and Under-20 U.S. attacker Tommy Thompson probably has the biggest argument to make, as EA Sports has clearly not bought into the hype and disgraced him with one of the lowest player ratings at 53.

Here is a closer look at the FIFA 15 player ratings of the U.S. Men’s National Team, other players in the talent pool, and current and former youth national team players:

USMNT/American Player Ratings on FIFA 15

(FIFA 15’s USMNT roster in bold – 4 stars)

Clint Dempsey – 81
Michael Bradley – 80
Brad Guzan – 78
Jermaine Jones – 77
Jozy Altidore – 74
Fabian Johnson – 74
Kyle Beckerman – 74
Nick Rimando – 74
Aron Johannsson – 74
Omar Gonzalez – 74
Matt Besler – 73
Geoff Cameron – 73
Graham Zusi – 73
Alejandro Bedoya – 73
Timmy Chandler – 73
Mix Diskerud – 72
Chris Wondolowski – 72
John Brooks – 71
Brad Davis – 70
Bill Hamid – 68
DeAndre Yedlin – 68
Julian Green – 67
DaMarcus Beasley – 65

Tim Howard – 82
Brad Friedel – 78
Landon Donovan – 77
Benny Feilhaber – 72
Danny Williams – 71
Maurice Edu – 71
Lee Nguyen – 71
Sacha Kljestan – 71
Chad Marshall – 71
Gyasi Zardes – 70
Clarence Goodson – 70
Mike Magee – 70
Matt Hedges – 69
Chris Schuler – 69
Jose Torres – 69
Michael Parkhurst – 69
Carlos Bocanegra – 69
Dillon Powers – 68
Andrew Farrell – 68
Perry Kitchen – 68
Joe Corona – 68
Tim Ream – 68
Jack McInerney – 68
Brek Shea – 68
Eric Lichaj – 68
Luis Robles – 68
Brad Evans – 68
Edgar Castillo – 68
Herculez Gomez – 68
Eddie Johnson – 68
Harrison Shipp – 67
Terrence Boyd – 67
Josh Gatt – 67
George John – 67
Ike Opara – 67
Tally Hall – 67
Jonathan Spector – 67
Andrew Wooten – 66
Alfredo Morales – 66
Will Bruin – 66
Luis Gil – 66
Michael Orozco – 66
Dax McCarty – 66
Chris Klute – 65
Bobby Wood – 65
Kofi Sarkodie – 65
Zac MacMath – 65
Amobi Okugo – 65
Teal Bunbury – 65
Sean Johnson – 65
Paul Arriola – 64
Jose Villarreal – 64
Charlie Davies – 64
Robbie Rogers – 64
Shane O’Neill – 63
Ray Gaddis – 63
Kelyn Rowe – 63
Will Packwood – 63
Greg Garza – 63
Emerson Hyndman – 61
Matt Miazga – 61
Benji Joya – 61
Rubio Rubin – 59
Fernando Arce Jr – 57
Erik Palmer-Brown – 57
Tommy Thompson – 53

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