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FIFA '12 Preview: Union And MLS Are Better, More Realistic In Newest Edition

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The Philadelphia Union are improved and updated in the 2012 edition of EA Sports' soccer franchise "FIFA." (Photo by Scott Kessler, courtesy of GetDougdOn of Youtube)
The Philadelphia Union are improved and updated in the 2012 edition of EA Sports' soccer franchise "FIFA." (Photo by Scott Kessler, courtesy of GetDougdOn of Youtube)

EA Sports appears to finally be taking MLS seriously, and teams like the Philadelphia Union have benefited from the additional attention to detail that is seen in FIFA '12.

A Youtube user by the name of GetDougdOn has posted a video of nearly every league and the teams within those leagues. MLS appears to have had a facelift after EA came under criticism from fans of the league over the seemingly poor execution on player and team ratings in FIFA '11. Nearly every MLS team is a three star club in this version of the game, an 'honor' bestowed upon only a few last season.

The Union are a three star team themselves, sporting two 70-plus overall rating players and almost the entire team over 60. Here's the reported list of Union players and their overalls, while the default starting line up can be seen in the picture above.

Union Player Ratings (via McRob of BigSoccer):
72 - Faryd Mondragon
71 - Sebastien Le Toux
69 - Freddy Adu
69 - Veljko Paunovic
69 - Carlos Valdes
66 - Danny Mwanga
66 - Roger Torres
65 - Danny Califf
65 - Sheanon Williams
64 - Brian Carroll
64 - Justin Mapp
63 - Keon Daniel
63 - Stefani Miglioranzi
63 - Juan Diego Gonzalez
62 - Kyle Nakazawa
61 - Jack McInerney
61 - Zac MacMath
61 - Gabriel Farfan
61 - Michael Farfan
60 - Levi Houapeu
59 - Amobi Okugo
58 - Thorne Holder
55 - Ryan Richter