EA Sports has confirmed that all teams from the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) will be added to a FIFA video game for the first time after announcing that they will join the FIFA 23 roster this month. And now it has revealed its top-rated players in the league, with a list dominated by players from the United States Women’s National Team (USWNT).
The latest edition of the FIFA franchise already has more women’s teams and players than ever before, with the NWSL now joining the Women’s Super League (the top division of women’s football in England) and Division 1 Feminine (France) before the start of the new campaign. March 25.
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All 12 NWSL clubs, four stadiums and all required kits, trophies and celebrations will be added as part of an expansion that will be made available across all platforms starting March 15. Teams will then be available at the kickoff, tournament, head of the game -Two-head season, co-op season and online friendly mode.
To blow the whistle ahead of the upcoming launch, EA Sports has unveiled the full list of FIFA 23 player ratings for every NWSL player. The current top-rated female player in FIFA 23 is Barcelona and Spain’s Alexia Putellas, who leads the base game with an overall rating of 92.
At the age of 37, Orlando Pride attacking midfielder and Brazil legend Marta dropped from his career high of 89 (in FIFA 18) to his overall rating of 84 in FIFA 23. Level-pegging at 84 rating with fellow veteran and Canada veteran Christine Sinclair, who at age 39 is about to start her 11th campaign with the Portland Thorns.
USWNT prodigy Trinity Rodman, 20, has an impressive rating of 83 – although it should be noted that the fleet-footed Washington Spirit winger has the second-highest rating in the entire NWSL in terms of speed.
But how well do your favorite NWSL stars compare to the best of the best?
Franch is one of three goalkeepers in the same rating after proving a reliable presence between the posts for Kansas City last season. The USWNT back-up stopper made 20 starts and scored 25 goals.
No. 1 for club and country, the determined USWNT goalkeeper conceded just 19 goals in 22 games for the Red Stars during the 2022 NWSL regular season.
A staple of Canada’s national team for many years, Sheridan tops the goalkeeping rankings after conceding just 17 goals in 18 games as the Wave finished third in last season’s NSWL campaign.
USWNT captain Sauerbrunn is the highest-rated NWSL centre-back in FIFA 23 in leading the Thorns to NWSL Championship glory last season, also winning a treble of sorts (Challenge Cup, International Champions Cup and NWSL Shield) with the club. year
One of the most recognized stars in the international women’s game, USWNT veteran Rapinoe had seven goals and four assists in 14 games for the Reigns as they topped the regular season standings and collected the 2022 NWSL Shield.
Another USWNT veteran in what was his debut season with Angel City after returning to the NSWL from a brief stint with Manchester United, Press was limited to just eight appearances due to persistent knee injury problems. Still, the 34-year-old forward managed to contribute two goals and an assist to the cause.
With 87 caps and 32 goals for the USWNT at just 24 years old, Swanson has already proven himself to be a prolific goal scorer at both club and international level, collecting 11 goals in 16 league games for the Red Stars in the 2022 season.
Sophia Smith, FW, Portland Thorns (87)
The second-leading goal scorer in the 2022 NSWL campaign, the 22-year-old USWNT striker scored 14 goals in 18 games for the Thorns. This earned him the league MVP title for the season, while on the international stage he was named USA Player of the Year.
A hard-working and experienced central midfielder with 87 caps for the USWNT under his belt, Lovell scored five goals and provided one assist in 17 games for the Reigns en route to winning the 2022 NWSL Shield.
One of only four players to register a hat trick in the 2022 NWSL season, Brazil international striker Debinha scored 12 goals and had four assists for the North Carolina Courage before joining Kansas City as a free agent in January.
Alex Morgan, FW, San Diego Wave (90)
Another permanent presence for the USWNT, Morgan reasserted her credentials in 2022 for the Wave by finishing as top scorer with 15 goals in just 17 games. The two-time World Cup winner was the only player to score four goals in a game, a quadruple in his side’s 4-0 win over bottom-placed NJ/NY Gotham in May.