Alex Morgan is the lone U.S. women’s national team player in the top 10 of EA Sports’ 2023 Women’s World Cup player ratings.
EA Sports will release a World Cup update for its popular FIFA 23 game at the end of June in preparation for the tournament, which kicks off on July 20 in Australia and New Zealand. Australia’s Sam Kerr, Spain’s Alexia Putellas and Norway’s Caroline Graham Hansen take the top three spots ahead of Morgan.
While no other USWNT star ranks in the top 10, the reigning World Cup champions count 12 players in the top 100 — though only 10 of those players are included on the World Cup roster. USWNT captain Becky Sauerbrunn and star forward Mallory Swanson both will miss the tournament with injuries.
Among the players who will make the trip Down Under, 22-year-old forward Sophia Smith comes behind Morgan at No. 14 overall, followed by midfielders Rose Lavelle and Lindsey Horan. Then comes Megan Rapinoe, Alyssa Naeher, Aubrey Kingsbury, Trinity Rodman, Casey Murphy and Kelley O’Hara.
Germany features the most players in the top 100 with 17 overall, though the team’s highest ranked player Alexandra Popp sits at No. 16 overall. England has 14 players in the top 100, while France has 13.
Still, the USWNT came out on top in the FIFA 23 simulation of the World Cup tournament, which saw the United States best Germany 4-2 in the championship match to claim the virtual three-peat.
Sam Kerr tied at the top of the 10 highest rated players at the #FIFAWWC 🔥Find more ratings here: https://t.co/3asa2WRjcA#FIFA23 pic.twitter.com/SMibQ3MYuf— EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) June 22, 2023
Sam Kerr tied at the top of the 10 highest rated players at the #FIFAWWC 🔥Find more ratings here: https://t.co/3asa2WRjcA#FIFA23 pic.twitter.com/SMibQ3MYuf
🇺🇸? 2023See how the FIFA Women's World Cup played out in the #FIFA23 simulation and make your own predictions now 🏆https://t.co/Yk97zPqQDC pic.twitter.com/hnHoNFYYA7— EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) June 26, 2023
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