While the release of EA Sports’ latest installment of the FIFA video game franchise is more than a couple of weeks away, information regarding player ratings has already begun to proliferate from those who have had early access to demo the game’s new features. As a result, the FIFA fan-site FutWiz has been able to compile the latest, updated player ratings for Colorado Rapids players.
For those who are unfamiliar with the series, FIFA’s player ratings somewhat vary between different game modes. These ratings in particular come from the game’s most popular mode, “FIFA Ultimate Team.” While player ratings for the “Kickoff” mode generally update throughout the season to match player form, Ultimate Team “base” ratings tend to stay the same throughout the year.*
Additionally, it is important to note that FIFA ratings take into account international reputation and a variety of other factors that can increase a rating beyond what might make sense for the “stats” a specific player has. Subsequently, while FIFA ratings are enjoyable to speculate about and discuss, they matter very little to determining a player’s true “quality” on the pitch. As always, they should be taken with a grain of salt. Finally, bear in mind that it is possible these ratings change before the game’s official release on September 28.
Gold Players (75+)
Unfortunately – perhaps unsurprisingly – no Rapids player was awarded a gold rating for the 2019 season. Goalkeeper Tim Howard was the sole gold player in last year’s edition of the game (78 ovr).
Silver Players (65-74)
The bulk of Colorado’s players were given a silver rating for FIFA 19 and Howard once again received the highest rating among Rapids players, albeit at a declined 73 overall. Shkëlzen Gashi was also the recipient of a substantial downgrade, clocking in at 71 compared to his 74 rating from FIFA 18. Colorado’s sixteen remaining silver players are listed below:
Kellyn Acosta (72 ovr), Tommy Smith (70 ovr), Edgar Castillo (70 ovr), Jack Price (70 ovr), Axel Sjöberg (69 ovr), Giles Barnes (69 ovr), Danny Wilson (68 ovr), Sam Nicholson (68 ovr), Zac Macmath (67 ovr), Yannick Boli (67 ovr), Marlon Hairston (65 ovr), Bismarck “Nana” Adjei-Boateng (65 ovr), Johan Blomberg (65 ovr), Enzo Martinez (65 ovr), Kortne Ford (65 ovr), Deklan Wynne (65 ovr).
Bronze Players (00-64)
Four Colorado Rapids players have received a bronze rating – typically a rating reserved for young or unproven players. The four in question are: Dillon Serna (64 ovr), Jack McBean (64 ovr), Niki Jackson (62 ovr), and Kip Colvey (59 ovr)
The players in this category have not yet been rated by EA Sports and likely will not feature in Ultimate Team until they earn a more prominent role in the Rapids first team. Those players are Mike da Fonte, Andrew Dykstra, Sam Vines, Caleb Calvert, Cole Bassett, and Ricardo Perez.
These ratings – along with player stats/attributes – can be reviewed here. Do you agree with EA’s assessment of the Colorado Rapids squad? Feel free to share your take in the comments below.
*Once a season EA will generally release a “ratings refresh” where certain players are given permanent upgrades, but this generally only affects players applying their trade in the most popular European leagues. In the last few years, very few MLS players had their “base” rating updated in Ultimate Team.
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