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FIFA 21 ratings: LAFC's Carlos Vela, Inter Miami's Blaise Matuidi rated highest MLS players

The ratings for Major League Soccer players in FIFA 21 are out, and the top spot goes to LAFC forward and reigning Landon Donovan MLS MVP Carlos Vela at 83 overall. 

Inter Miami CF midfielder Blaise Matuidi also has an 83 overall, though other stats such as pace, physicality and dribbling differentiate the players and ensure there are no ties. Similar situations are found throughout the ratings, which were revealed in streamed show Wednesday on MLS's Twitch channel.

Beyond those two stars, here’s a rundown of FIFA 21’s top MLS players both overall and as sorted by position. Do any of these top fives surprise you? Someone who should be ranked higher or lower? There’s bound to be plenty of debate.

Overall

  • 1. Carlos Vela (LAFC) – 83
  • 2. Blaise Matuidi (Inter Miami CF) – 83
  • 3. Josef Martinez (Atlanta United) – 81
  • 4. Nani (Orlando City SC) – 80
  • 5. Cristian Pavon (LA Galaxy) – 79
  • 6. Alejandro Pozuelo (Toronto FC) – 79
  • 7. Diego Valeri (Portland Timbers) – 79
  • 8. Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez (LA Galaxy) – 78
  • 9. Nicolas Lodeiro (Seattle Sounders) – 78
  • 10. Pablo Piatti (Toronto FC) – 78

Forwards

  • 1. Carlos Vela (LAFC) – 83
  • 2. Josef Martinez (Atlanta United) – 81
  • 3. Nani (Orlando City SC) – 80
  • 4. Cristian Pavon (LA Galaxy) – 79
  • 5. Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez (LA Galaxy) – 78
  • 6. Raul Ruidiaz (Seattle Sounders) - 76
  • 7. Gustavo Bou (New England Revolution) - 76
  • 8. Jurgen Locadia (FC Cincinnati) - 75
  • 9. Alexandru Mitrita (NYCFC) - 75
  • 10. Robert Beric (Chicago Fire FC) - 75

Midfielders

  • 1. Blaise Matuidi (Inter Miami CF) – 83
  • 2. Alejandro Pozuelo (Toronto FC) – 79
  • 3. Diego Valeri (Portland Timbers) – 79
  • 4. Nicolas Lodeiro (Seattle Sounders FC) – 78
  • 5. Pablo Piatti (Toronto FC) – 78
  • 6. Yimmi Chara (Portland Timbers) – 77
  • 7. Jonathan Dos Santos (LA Galaxy) – 77
  • 8. Sebastian Blanco (Portland Timbers) – 76
  • 9. Gonzalo "Pity" Martinez (Atlanta United) – 76*
  • 10. Rodolfo Pizarro (Inter Miami CF) – 76

Note: Pity Martinez was transferred to Saudi Arabian side Al-Nassr on September 7.

Defenders

  • 1. Yeimar Gomez Andrade (Seattle Sounders FC) – 76
  • 2. Ike Opara (Minnesota United FC) – 75
  • 3. Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls) – 75
  • 4. Winston Reid (Sporting Kansas City) – 75
  • 5. Ali Adnan (Vancouver Whitecaps) – 75
  • 6. Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC) – 73
  • 7. Leandro Gonzalez Pirez (Inter Miami CF) – 73
  • 8. Romain Metanire (Minnesota United) – 73
  • 9. Nicolas Figal (Inter Miami CF) – 73
  • 10. Anton Tinnerholm (NYCFC) – 72

Goalkeepers

  • 1. Kenneth Vermeer (LAFC) – 76
  • 2. Bill Hamid (D.C. United) – 75
  • 3. Eloy Room (Columbus Crew SC) – 75 
  • 4. Stefan Frei (Seattle Sounders FC) – 75
  • 5. Andre Blake (Philadelphia Union) – 75
  • 6. Pedro Gallese (Orlando City) – 73
  • 7. Luis Robles (Inter Miami CF) – 73
  • 8. Tim Melia (Sporting Kansas City) – 73
  • 9. Steve Clark (Portland Timbers) – 73
  • 10. Brad Guzan (Atlanta United) – 72

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