EA Sports has confirmed that all teams in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) will be added to the FIFA video game for the first time, after announcing that 12 clubs will join FIFA 23 rosters this month. And now it has revealed its top-rated players in the league, with a list of players from the United States of America Women’s National Team (USWNT).
The latest edition of the FIFA franchise includes more women’s teams and players than ever before, with the NWSL now joined by the Women’s Super League (the top division of women’s football in England) and the Division 1 Féminine (France) ahead of the start of the new campaign. . 25 March.
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All 12 NWSL clubs, four stadiums and all required kits, trophies and celebrations will be added as part of the expansion to be made available across all platforms from March 15. Teams will then be available at the kickoff, tournament, head of the game. -Head-to-head Season, Co-op Season, and Online Friendly Mode.
To further whet the whistle ahead of the impending 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 Puteles, who commands an overall rating of 92 in the base game.
At the age of 37, Orlando Pride, attacking midfielder and Brazilian legend Marta, has seen his overall rating drop from a career high of 89 in FIFA 23 (in FIFA 18) to 84. In fact, the six-time FIFA World Player of the Year is level-pegging at a rating of 84 with fellow veteran and Canadian legend Christine Sinclair, who at the age of 39 is about to start her 11th campaign with the Portland Thorns.
USWNT prodigy Trinity Rodman, 20, commands an impressive rating of 83 — though 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 do your favorite NWSL stars compare with the best?
The French is one of three goalkeepers with the same rating after proving a dependable presence between the posts for Kansas City last season. The USWNT back-up stopper made 20 starts and tallied 25 goals.
1 for club and country, the tenacious USWNT goalkeeper has conceded just 19 goals in 22 games for the Red Stars during the 2022 NWSL regular season.
A mainstay of the Canadian national team for many years, Sheridan shared the top spot in the goalkeeper rankings after conceding only 17 goals in 18 games as the Wave finished third in last season’s NSWL campaign.
USWNT captain Sauerbrunn is the highest-rated NWSL center-back in FIFA 23, having guided the Thorns to NWSL championship glory last season, winning a treble of sorts (Challenge Cup, International Champions Cup and NWSL Shield) was also wrapped up. Year.
One of the most recognized stars in the international women’s game, USWNT veteran Rapinoe scored seven goals and four assists in 14 games for the Reign as they finished at the top of the standings in the regular season to clinch the 2022 NWSL Shield.
Press was limited to just eight appearances due to persistent knee injury problems in his first season with Angel City after returning to the NSWL from a brief stint with Manchester United, another USWNT stalwart. Nevertheless, the 34-year-old forward contributed two goals and one assist.
With 87 caps and 32 goals for the USWNT at just 24, Swanson has already established himself as a prolific goalscorer at both club and international level, accumulating 11 goals in 16 league games for the Red Stars during the 2022 season. Scorer has proved.
Sophia Smith, FW, Portland Thorns (87)
The 22-year-old USWNT striker, the second leading goal scorer in the 2022 NSWL campaign, has scored 14 goals in 18 games for the Thorns. This earned him the league MVP title for the season, while he was also named United States Player of the Year on the international stage.
A hardworking and experienced central midfielder with 87 caps for the USWNT under his belt, Lavelle scored five goals and one assist in 17 games for the Reign on their way to winning the 2022 NWSL Shield.
One of only four players to record a hat-trick during the 2022 NWSL season, Brazil international striker Debinha scored 12 goals and 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 re-established her credentials in 2022 by finishing as top goal scorer for the Wave with 15 goals in just 17 games. The two-time World Cup winner was also the only player to score four goals in a single game, netting a quadruple in her team’s 4–0 victory over bottom side NJ/NY Gotham in May.