FIFA 19 MLS ratings reveal: 5 interesting cards

Split image: Darwin Quintero - Josef Martinez - Tyler Adams

EA Sports FIFA 19 has revealed its MLS ratings ahead of the game's Sept. 28 release date. It's a gargantuan task bound to create arguments and we wanted to get in on the debate. Here are five players we think are a bit underrated:

Tyler Adams: 72 OVR

Adams is a victim to FIFA's reluctance to give big boosts to young players. The young Red Bulls star is one of the league's most effective players, though is regarded as slightly above league average in FIFA. He could be in line for a nice midseason boost should his form continue through the rest of the season. He'll be more than useful in the game with 82 pace in the center of the park.

Darwin Quintero: 75 OVR

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Darwin Quintero | EA Sports FIFA

Since Quintero has joined Minnesota, he's quickly become one of the most entertaining players in the league. In 20 starts, he's already scored 10 goals and registered 9 assists. His rating feels a bit low for his quality, specifically his 72 shooting. The 87 pace and 79 dribbling makes him a strong card nonetheless. 

Chad Marshall: 71 OVR

Air Marshall doesn't get enough love.

One of the best defenders in the league, Marshall isn't recognized as such in FIFA with a 71 rating. This season, the 34-year-old Marshall has started 23 games and is just one minute off the breaching the 2,000-minute threshold for the 13th time in his 15-year career. With a paltry, but fair, pace of just 40, Marshall will be one of the slowest MLS players in the game.

Diego Rossi: 72 OVR

The general concept for Adams applies with Rossi, as FIFA are slower to anoint young players than to drop veterans. Rossi, simply put, is better than a 72 overall, despite his tender age of 20.

Rossi has nine goals and seven assists this season, though is rated lower than wingers with a lower output than he has, including: Ezequiel Barco (74), Hector Villalba (75), Sebastian Blanco (75) and others. He'll be quick to grow in manager mode, at least.

Josef Martinez: 81 OVR

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Josef Martinez | EA Sports FIFA

The league's record-breaking goal-scorer and the most feared striker is only the fifth best-rated player? That doesn't add up.

Martinez was given a big jump from the 76 he started at last season, but is still level with Carlos Vela, and behind Sebastian Giovinco, David Villa and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. With 29 goals and counting, Martinez is likely to get at least one in-form improvement before the playoffs end.