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USWNT stars dominate NWSL player ratings in FIFA 23

Alex Morgan led the NWSL in goals in 2022, helping San Diego to the best inaugural season for an expansion team. (Ira L. Black - Corbis/Getty Images)

The NWSL is coming to FIFA 23, and to no surprise, U.S. women’s national team stars will be among the best players in the game.

EA Sports revealed its NWSL player ratings Friday, with USWNT and San Diego Wave striker Alex Morgan at the top of the list.

Morgan’s placement should come as no surprise, as she ranked seventh overall in the game’s international women’s player ratings with an overall rating of 90. After Morgan comes Kansas City Current forward Debinha (88), followed by six of Morgan’s USWNT teammates.

Portland Thorns forward and reigning NWSL MVP Sophia Smith, OL Reign midfielder Rose Lavelle and Chicago Red Stars forward Mallory Swanson round out the top five, all tied at 87. Then comes Portland Thorns defender Becky Sauerbrunn, Angel City FC forward Christen Press and OL Reign forward Megan Rapinoe with ratings of 86.

Goalkeepers Alyssa Naeher, AD Franch and Kailen Sheridan close out the top 10. They are all the highest-rated at their position with overall ratings of 85.

The FIFA 23 ratings also break down players’ skills. Smith is the fastest player in the game, with a pace rating of 95, followed by Washington Spirit forward Trinity Rodman. Sauerbrunn gets the nod as the best defender, with an 89 rating, while Washington Spirit defender Amber Brooks is the most physical player with a rating of 86.

Check out the full ratings in the FIFA player portal.

FIFA 23: NWSL player ratings

  • Alex Morgan, 90 – San Diego Wave FC
  • Debinha, 88 – Kansas City Current
  • Rose Lavelle, 87 – OL Reign
  • Sophia Smith, 87 – Portland Thorns FC
  • Mallory Swanson, 87 – Chicago Red Stars
  • Christen Press, 86 – Angel City FC
  • Megan Rapinoe, 86 – OL Reign
  • Becky Sauerbrunn, 86 – Portland Thorns FC
  • Kailen Sheridan, 85 – San Diego Wave FC
  • Alyssa Naeher, 85 – Chicago Red Stars
  • AD Franch, 85 – Kansas City Current