EA Sports’ FIFA 22 is currently available for early access before the game fully releases on October 1st. With the full version for the players, the rating database was revealed, which contains every single Columbus Crew player in the game.

As expected, the player with the highest rating in FIFA 22 in the crew is playmaker Lucas Zelarayan with an overall rating of 76. This rating qualifies him as a gold level player in the game with the minimum qualification score of 75. His top stats include his free kick accuracy of 85 with five goals from direct free kicks this season. This is the second year in a row that Zelarayan has received the highest rating on the team, but the Black & Gold have fewer gold players than they did in FIFA 21.

The only other player in the gold category for Columbus is Pedro Santos, who has been upgraded to an overall rating of 75. In last year’s game, both Eloy Room and Darlington Nagbe were in the gold rating category, with both players being downgraded to overall silver ratings of 74 in FIFA 22, the top stats in Major League Soccer.

Room is one of the top 10 goalkeepers in the MLS and Zelarayan is one of the top 10 midfielders. Some of the detailed stats for Black & Gold are more impressive as Alexandru Matan received a speed rating of 90, which qualifies him as one of the fastest players in MLS. Gyasi Zardes was given a rare trait in the game of having a weak foot rating of five stars out of five.

A notable increase in this year’s FIFA rating was for young midfielder Aidan Morris. After his impressive performances in 2020, which included the MLS Cup Final, Morris received an overall rating of four out of a total of 62. Morris has not played with a cruciate ligament rupture for the entire 2021 season.

It’s also an exciting time for two crew youngsters. Miguel Berry and Isaiah Parente were added to FIFA 22 for the first time. Participating in the FIFA video game is a dream for many young soccer players as FIFA 22 is expected to be one of the best-selling video games of the year.

Crew player ratings

GOLD: Lucas Zelarayan (76), Pedro Santos (75)

SILVER: Eloy Room (74), Darlington Nagbe (74), Gyasi Zardes (73), Artur (73), Jonathan Mensah (72), Bradley Wright-Phillips (71), Vito Wormgoor (71), Kevin Molino (70), Harrison Afful (69), Alexandru Matan (69), Luis Diaz (69), Josh Williams (68), Milton Valenzuela (68), Marlon Hairston (67), Derrick Etienne Jr. (66), Evan Bush (66), Waylon Francis (66), Perry Kitchen (65), Liam Fraser (65), Aboubacar Keita (65)

BRONZE: Saad Abdul-Salaam (64), Erik Hurtado (62), Grant Lillard (62), Aidan Morris (62), Miguel Berry (61), Eric Dick (58), Isaiah Parente (56)

Best player according to statistics

Acceleration: Luis Diaz (89), Sprint speed: Alexandru Matan (91)

Attack positioning: Gyasi Zardes (80), Completion: Bradley Wright-Phillips, 75, Shot Power: Jonathan Mensa (79), Long shots: Pedro Santos (71) Volley: Erik Hurtado (74), Punish: Pedro Santos and Kevin Molino (69)

Agility: Alexandru Maya (91), Balance: Alexandru Matan (90), Reactions: Darlington Nagbe (79), Ball control: Darlington Nagbe (82), Dribbling: Darlington Nagbe (80), Serenity: Darlington Nagbe (83)

Interception: Jonathan Mensa (73), Course accuracy: Bradley Wright-Phillips, 76, Mark: Jonathan Mensa (74), Standing device: Arthur (76), Straddle: Arthur (72)

Vision: Lucas Zelarayan (78), Crossing: Pedro Santos (73), Accuracy of the free kick: Lucas Zelarayan (85), Short pass: Darlington Nagbe (83), Long passing: Arthur (75), Curve: Pedro Santos (80)

Leap: Gyasi Zardes and Lucas Zelarayan (86), Stamina: Gyasi Zardes (91), Strength: Vito Wormgor (90), Aggression: Arthur (84)

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