Next Tuesday EA Sports releases its latest video game FIFA 15, and though MLS is often an afterthought in the series it is an annual tradition to see how the electronics giant sees the LA Galaxy. Here's what I came up with playing around with the Ultimate Team mode and the Galaxy's player cards.
The first thing that stood out to many fans when the rankings were released was the lack of Robbie Rogers. It's not clear why he's not on the searchable databases, but judging by his play this year he'd certainly be in the high 60s, low 70s silver range. James Riley and Leonardo both got bronze rankings as well, so the game does well to show the weakness LA have had at natural fullback and the reasons why experiments in separating Omar Gonzalez and A.J. DeLaGarza haven't gone that well.
The three DPs are the highest rated players on the team, with Omar Gonzalez the highest rated defender in MLS. Collectively the Galaxy are the highest ranked team in Major League Soccer, at a total of 66.