MLS: Top 3 forwards snubbed in the FIFA 21 ratings

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Here are the top 3 MLS forwards that got snubbed in FIFA 21

FIFA 21 is set to be available on Oct. 6 and ratings for the top players have been released. The top 10 players of the MLS in each position group, and in the game in general, were named on Wednesday. There were some surprising selections among the group of forwards named. The top 10 MLS forwards in FIFA 21 are listed below.

  1. Carlos Vela – 83 overall
  2. Josef Martinez – 81 overall
  3. Nani – 80 overall
  4. Cristian Pavon – 79 overall
  5. Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez – 78 overall
  6. Raul Ruidiaz – 76 overall
  7. Gustavo Bou – 76 overall
  8. Jurgen Locadia – 76 overall
  9. Alexandru Mitrita – 75 overall
  10. Robert Beric – 75 overall

This top 10 list left off a few players who should have made it into this group. Here are three players who were snubbed from the forward list.

Diego Rossi

Los Angeles FC’s up and coming talent was one player who was surprisingly not included in the list. Rossi was rated as 73 overall in FIFA 20 and did not even get a two-point increase to 75 overall in FIFA 21. He should be included in this list as he has been a very consistent and productive player in the league.

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Rossi currently leads the MLS in goals scored and was fourth in the Golden Boot race last season.  Based on the terrific performances he’s displayed over the course of the last two seasons it seems harsh to include him. The player Rossi should replace in this top 10 list is Jurgen Locadia in the eighth spot.

Jordan Morris

The Seattle Sounders forward has been improving since returning from an ACL injury in 2018. He was fantastic for the Sounders on their run to the MLS Cup in 2019 and has continued to produce for them in 2020.

Morris was rated at 72 overall in FIFA 20 and it appears he will not be rated much higher in FIFA 21. He’s a player who should have gotten a higher rating based on the splendid performances he’s produced since returning from injury. Of the current players on the list, Morris should have landed in the ninth spot.

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Gyasi Zardes

Zardes should have come in at 75 overall here and been the 10th forward named. He had a decent season for the Columbus Crew last year and is off to a great start in 2020. Through 12 matches this season he has nine goals and last year it was 13 goals in 28 appearances. He’s certainly been one of the top forwards in MLS as of late and at 29 he still has not hit the twilight of his career. As a result, Zardes deserves to be rated higher and in the top 10.