As the newest version of FIFA is released, it’s time to look at what ratings EA Sports got wrong about Toronto FC’s first team, as they were released just a short while ago. Here’s a look at the top 3 players who may have been snubbed of a higher rating in FIFA 19.
Jonathan Osorio (rated 70 overall):
Yes, he got a big upgrade (from 66 to 70 overall), but he deserves an even bigger upgrade in my opinion. This season, he has scored 10 MLS goals, and added six assists to his tally. That type of performance on an extremely under-performing team is absolutely amazing — and if he wasn’t playing at this type of level TFC may be even closer to last place (or even in last place) in the league this season. Osorio was also the golden boot winner in the 2018 Concacaf Champions League, scoring four goals and beating many top Liga MX strikers to become the competition’s top scorer, despite playing as a midfielder. In my opinion, I think he should have gotten around a 74 rating, At a 74 overall, that would be rating Osorio up with the likes of Ezequiel Barco and just under the rating of Aleksandar Katai of Chicago Fire, who’s having a breakout season with those Reds in 2018 despite his team’s recent struggles.
Justin Morrow (rated 71 overall):
The runner-up for the 2017 MLS Defender of the Year award should surely have a higher rating. Despite TFC not playing well this season, he has consistently played pretty well for the whole season, and even his whole career with the Reds. For the past few years, he has proven that he is a top defender within MLS. Since the start of the 2016 season, he has scored 13 goals, and got eight assists, mainly playing has a left full-back, or as a left wing-back. Even before playing in Toronto, when he was with San Jose Earthquakes in their ‘Never Say Die’ days, he proved that he was one of the best full backs in the league. Now he needs that respect in his FIFA 19 rating. Overall, I think Morrow should be around a 73 as opposed to his 71 rating. Where would this put his among defenders in MLS? This would put him slightly over the New York Red Bulls’ Aaron Long (he’s at a 72 overall), and just under Kendall Waston’s 74 overall.
Chris Mavinga (rated 73 overall):
Let’s be honest here, whenever Chris Mavinga has been injured this season, the Reds’ defense has been utterly disappointing. Whenever Mavinga is back in the starting XI, the prospects of winning the game soar greatly. Since Mavinga has been injured so much of this season, we have seen how crucially we need him in our back line. With all of his value and quality being on display in 2017 and 2018, I think he should have a rating of around 75. I suppose FIFA doesn’t really like MLS defenders though, as a 71 overall for Justin Morrow, 73 overall for Chris Mavinga, and a 75 overall for 2017 MLS defender of the year (the guy who beat Justin Morrow last year in the award, from Sporting Kansas City) Ike Opara doesn’t seem all too convincing. A 75 overall would put Chris Mavinga among the quality of Ike Opara, and Laurent Ciman.
Those are the top three players that I think EA Sports missed the mark on. What player ratings do you disagree with in FIFA 19? Who do you think deserves a massive upgrade or downgrade? Comment down below!