Tuesday, July 24, 2012
MLS All-Stars unlockable in 'FIFA 13'
By Jon Robinson
To help announce the inclusion of the MLS All-Star team in "FIFA 13," EA Sports used its best-selling sports engine to simulate the squad's match against Chelsea FC and forwarded us the results.
Here's what happened:
The MLS All-Stars defeated Chelsea 4-2 in penalty kicks in a "FIFA 12" simulation of the game.
"Chelsea FC got out to an early start after newly signed midfielder Eden Hazard got them off the mark in the 18th minute with a blast from just outside the 18-yard box. Veteran captain Frank Lampard added a second goal just before the break, and the Blues took a 2-0 lead to halftime.
"Coming out of the break, the MLS side showed a new energy, evident by an initial attack that saw Kyle Beckerman glance a header off the top bar. Closely following Beckerman's chance, Dwayne De Rosario found a streaking Landon Donovan, who slotted home the first MLS goal in the 53rd minute. Nearing the end of a back-and-forth second half filled with chances from both sides, MLS leading goal scorer Chris Wondolowski tied the match in the 88th minute and sent the tilt to penalties.
"Penalty kicks started with consecutive misses from Eddie Johnson and Ramires, followed by a goal from Beckerman. Chelsea's second miss came off the boot of Romelu Lukaku before the MLS side closed out the victory with goals from De Rosario, Wondolowski and Donovan for a 4–2 win."
To unlock the MLS All-Stars in "FIFA 13," you will need to be at least Level 14 in the EA Sports Football Club and have at least 750 Football Club Credits to spend on the team.