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Sporting KC’s FIFA 17 Player Ratings

With the release of FIFA 17, we take a look at how our boys in Sporting Blue have been rated this year.

MLS: Sporting KC at San Jose Earthquakes Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

FIFA 17 has finally arrived! Apologize to your wives and girlfriends, call in sick, and stock up on snack food because it is that time of year again.

I have played the game for a couple hours and so far, I give a thumbs up to all of the tweaks since the last edition. They have switched up several things that have not been changed in years! Penalty kicks are entirely different, as are free kicks and corner kicks.

There is a new game mode known as “The Journey” and I am already obsessed. You play as a youngster named Alex who has to fight for a professional contract, then fight to earn a spot in the lineup, deal with press, etc. It really makes me wonder where this game mode has been all along.

And let me tell you, the Prem is tough bruv. I had a couple shaky appearances and Pep Guardiola immediately loaned me out to Norwich.

But it’s all good because I have the full support of the club...


Here is your look at how the classic video game franchise has rated Major League Soccer & Sporting Kansas City players this time around.

Sebastian Giovinco has the two highest player cards in MLS. Regular Giovinco is at 83 while there is an “in-form” rated at 86. Kaka, David Villa & Andrea Pirlo are next with ratings of 82. You can see all MLS players RIGHT HERE.

As per the usual EA Sports has undervalued MLS, IMHO. This was epitomized last year when SKC signed Diego Rubio from the second division of Spanish soccer. Rubio was struggling in the lower league, but came to MLS rated higher than Dom Dwyer. Rubio was a 73, while Dwyer was at 71. To prove this further, Rubio has now fallen all the way down to 68 since joining MLS.

Unfortunately, Benny Feilhaber is the only KC player to be given gold at a 75 rating. In relation to each other and the rest of the league, these ratings are fair enough. But I do think Soni Mustivar and Dwyer both deserve another point.

** *Our keepers were not originally showing up. But I found them.
-Tim Melia 68 and Alec Kann 64

Are the ratings fair? Will Cody ever make it back to the Premier League?