In his first MLS season, Ilsinho has built a reputation as a dazzling playmaker who loves to take on opponents off the dribble.
It looks like the people at EA Sports are paying attention to his dizzying array of moves. The Philadelphia Union midfielder is the only MLS player in EA's upcoming FIFA 17 video game with a five-star skill rating, joining the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Paul Pogba and a fellow Brazilian by the name of Neymar.
According to the game, a "5* Skiller" means you're “able to perform the most complex skill moves in the game.” Here’s a quick real-life example of what that might mean:
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Currently on the mend from a foot injury, Ilsinho has two goals and two assists in 1,156 minutes this season for the Union, who will look to continue to close on their first playoff berth in five years when they face the Portland Timbers on Saturday at Providence Park (6 pm ET, MLS LIVE).