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A closer look at FIFA 17’s USMNT, USWNT, MLS ratings

Photo by Logan Bowles/USA Today Sports
Photo by Logan Bowles/USA Today Sports

The games are officially underway, and so too are the discussions and debates about player ratings.

FIFA 17 officially hit the shelves in stores in the United States on Tuesday, and gamers took some time, as they do each year, to check out the overall ratings that some of their favorite American players and MLS clubs have earned in the latest installment of EA Sports’ hit video game series.

Who is rated too highly? Who got disrespected with a low mark? Which up-and-comers are the best in the game? Those questions and more were answered and also disputed, as users got their first complete glimpse of the initial rosters on FIFA 17.

In terms of the U.S. Men’s National Team, which earned a four-star team rating, Tim Howard is the best player with an 81 overall score. Michael Bradley comes next at 80. Meanwhile, exciting youngster Christian Pulisic was given a 69.

The ratings are much higher on average for the U.S. Women’s National Team, whose top players are Carli Lloyd and Megan Rapinoe at 92 and 91, respectively. Star forward Alex Morgan earned a rating of 86.

As far as MLS clubs go, the LA Galaxy and Seattle Sounders are rated a cut above the rest. They each were given team ratings of three-and-a-half stars while everyone else aside from the Chicago Fire received three stars. The Fire have a two-a-and-half star rating.

Before EA Sports begins to do its frequent roster updates and tweaks to the game, here is a look at the initial FIFA 17 ratings for players on the U.S. Men’s and Women’s national teams, other players in the men’s pool, and MLS clubs:

American Player Ratings on FIFA 17

USMNT – 4 stars

Tim Howard 81
Brad Guzan 75
Ethan Horvath 69
John Brooks 79
Geoff Cameron 77
Matt Besler 74
DeAndre Yedlin 72
Steve Birnbaum 71
Edgar Castillo 70
Michael Orozco 67
Michael Bradley 80
Clint Dempsey 79
Fabian Johnson 79
Alejandro Bedoya 75
Darlington Nagbe 75
Kyle Beckerman 73
Jermaine Jones 72
Perry Kitchen 71
Christian Pulisic 69
Bobby Wood 74
Gyasi Zardes 74
Chris Wondolowski 73
Graham Zusi 71


Bill Hamid 76
Nick Rimando 76
Omar Gonzalez 75
Lee Nguyen 75
Jozy Altidore 75
Benny Feilhaber 75
Aron Johannsson 74
Timmy Chandler 74
Sacha Kljestan 74
Matt Miazga 73
Alfredo Morales 72
Tim Ream 71
Wil Trapp 70
Danny Williams 70
Brek Shea 70
Mix Diskerud 70
David Bingham 69
William Yarborough 69
Jordan Morris 68
Rubio Rubin 68
Kellyn Acosta 68
Julian Green 68
Fafa Picault 67
Miguel Ibarra 67
Gedion Zelalem 67
Ventura Alvaado 67
Lynden Gooch 66
Desevio Payne 65
Emerson Hyndman 65
Luis Gil 65
Zack Steffen 64
Paul Arriola 64
Jerome Kiesewetter 64
Cameron Carter-Vickers 62
Caleb Stanko 60
Amando Moreno 58


USWNT – 5 stars

Carli Lloyd 92
Megan Rapinoe 91
Becky Sauerbrunn 87
Alex Morgan 86
Julie Johnston 86
Tobin Heath 86
Christie Rampone 85
Ali Krieger 83
Sydney Leroux 83
Kelley O’Hara 83
Meghan Klingenberg 82
Ashlyn Harris 80
Whitney Engen 80
Morgan Brian 78
Amy Rodriguez 77
Alyssa Naeher 77
Christen Press 74
Crystal Dunn 73
Allie Long 73
Lindsey Horan 72
Emily Sonnett 72
Adrianna Franch 71
Samantha Mewis 70


Chicago Fire – 2.5 stars
Colorado Rapids – 3 stars
Columbus Crew – 3 stars
D.C. United – 3 stars
FC Dallas – 3 stars
Houston Dynamo – 3 stars
LA Galaxy – 3.5 stars
Montreal Impact – 3 stars
New England Revolution – 3 stars
New York Red Bulls – 3 stars
New York City FC – 3 stars
Orlando City – 3 stars
Philadelphia Union – 3 Stars
Portland Timbers – 3 stars
Real Salt Lake – 3 stars
San Jose Earthquakes – 3 stars
Seattle Sounders – 3.5 stars
Sporting Kansas City – 3 stars
Toronto FC – 3 stars
Vancouver Whitecaps – 3 stars


What do you think about these player ratings in FIFA 16 for the USMNT and USWNT? Which players are overrated and underrated? Whose ratings surprised you the most?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. Pro Evo wins the battle on the pitch with its fluid and tactical approach to gameplay. The problem is it lacks everywhere else. They lost many licenses and didn’t improve or add anything to the game modes. Also online can be laggy at times but it seems to be improving with patches. Overall FIFA 17 seems to be the better purchase for a casual footy fan.

    • FIFA still nails the “sim” feel, which has always driven my purchase. I usually pick up Pro Evo late in the cycle when it is cheap, just to play ML. But I have never really liked the way it feels. Gameplay feels much more “arcadey”. Once you throw out the licenses and presentation it really falls flat. PES should be 20 bucks at most for the slim packaging.

    • looks like they used the Copa America roster.

      which also explains why Pulisic is held back at a 69 (very good rating for a 17 year old prospect, which he was at the time) when it has become apparent that today (not potential) he is at least a mid 70’s

      doesn’t explain why Jones is so low.. he has hit some injuries recently but earlier this summer he was a top MLS/USMNT player 72->75

      trapp, diskerud, castillo, feilhaber all a bit over reated. i would bump yedlin up to a 74 too.


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