Justen and Jordan FIFA Launch

Tuesday marked a very important day on the yearly calendar of the soccer world as EA Sports FIFA 17 was launched.

The annual day of passage into the latest edition of the best-selling sports video game franchise in the world is celebrated the world over as gamers and soccer fans alike take to their consoles to get the first look at the newest version in the FIFA franchise.

For the players, as much as the gameplay itself, there is massive bragging rights placed on individual player ratings.  So we thought we’d take a look at how Real Salt Lake’s players stack up against the rest of Major League Soccer.

Real Salt Lake’s average player rating is 66 – two points behind the league-best LA Galaxy and two ahead of bottom-dwellers Houston Dynamo and Chicago Fire.  RSL’s top-rated player is Nick Rimando at 76, followed by Javier Morales and Juan Manuel Martinez at 75 and Joao Plata and Yura Movsisyan at 74.

Among players at their individual positions, Rimando is the second-rated GK, behind only Tim Howard’s 81 rating.  Kyle Beckerman is among the top five CDMs at 73 with Michael Bradley taking the lead at 80, while Plata and Martinez are among a select few at their listed positions of LW and RW, respectively, and hold the top rankings in those positions.  Morales is among 12 players at CAM rated 75 or higher, a group led by Kaka at 82, and there are eight players rated 74 or higher at ST, including Movsisyan.

For the full listing of RSL’s player ratings see the image below.

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