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Sporting KC’s FIFA 20 Ratings Revealed

Who’s highest? Who’s lowest? Did EA Sports get it right?

MLS: Sporting Kansas City at Toronto FC Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

FIFA 20, the annual release from EA Sports, comes out on September 27, 2019 and the ratings were just released on Monday. Fans across the world are pouring over their team’s ratings. A lot has change for Sporting Kansas City since the FIFA 19 was released. And much like the 2019 season, it’s all pretty bad news.

The largest increase by a player that was on Sporting KC’s roster at the beginning of last year and is still on the team comes via a tie between Johnny Russell and Krisztian Nemeth who climbed two points overall each. The biggest decline, stop me if your shocked, is Andreu Fontas who fell four points overall (and seven since joining SKC).

Of the players on SKC both at the beginning of last year through now only five players saw increase, with a majority of them coming at the bottom of the roster (Graham Smith, Jaylin Lindsey and Adrian Zendejas were the other three).

On the other hand, seven players saw decreases and five others stayed the same.

When looking at the youth of the roster, most of them score pretty low with Daniel Salloi coming in the highest at a 70 for the second straight year. In the potential category, no one shines as brightly as Jaylin Lindsey who could climb from a 62 to an 81. Next in potential comes Gianluca Busio and Salloi who are tied at 79. Then of the young players it drops off pretty sharply to 72 for Gedion Zelalem, Wan Kuzain and new Homegrown signing Cameron Duke.

The only two players not represented are Tyler Freeman and 21-year-old Homegrown signing Felipe Hernandez, who was just added to the roster last week. Freeman is still just 16 so he won’t be added to the game. Despite being with the team for his third season, Busio was just added.

In terms of snubs, a few jump out at me. Busio’s potential seems like it should be higher. Espinoza should probably not have dropped two points below Benny. And Graham Smith, who recently emerged as at least a temporary starter, seems awfully low at 63 overall. Finally, Erik Hurtado is way down at 64 and he appears to be destined to steal Nemeth’s job, potentially permanently.

Below are the full ratings as of this story publishing. FIFA ratings are updated live throughout the year, so expect changes to keep coming.

FIFA 20 Release Date SKC Ratings

Player 2020 Rating Potential 2019 Release YOY Change
Player 2020 Rating Potential 2019 Release YOY Change
Felipe Gutierrez 75 75 75 0
Ilie Sanchez 74 74 74 0
Johnny Russell 74 74 72 2
Gerso Fernandes 73 73 73 0
Tim Melia 73 73 74 -1
Benny Feilhaber 72 72
Matt Besler 72 72 74 -2
Andreu Fontas 71 71 75 -4
Botond Barath 70 70
Daniel Salloi 70 79 70 0
Graham Zusi 70 70 71 -1
Krisztian Nemeth 70 70 68 2
Roger Espinoza 70 70 72 -2
Luis Martins 69 70
Jimmy Medranda 68 71 69 -1
Yohan Croizet 68 68 68 0
Nicolas Hasler 65 65
Seth Sinovic 65 65 66 -1
Erik Hurtado 64 64
Gedion Zelalem 64 73
Rodney Wallace 64 64
Gianluca Busio 63 79
Graham Smith 63 71 62 1
Adrian Zendejas 62 72 61 1
Jaylin Lindsey 62 81 61 1
Wan Kuzain 60 73 60 0
Eric Dick 58 65 58 0
Cameron Duke 54 73