Typically around this time of year, soccer fans around the world are eagerly awaiting the launch of a new FIFA game. This year, EA were forced to drop the classic name, but the game will be coming out later this month nonetheless. The reveal of EA FC 24’s player ratings are just around the corner, so today, we’ll attempt to predict what ratings the Chicago Fire players will have when they are announced in the coming days.
Chris Brady – 68 (FIFA 23 – 51)
The Chicago Fire’s #1 has had a breakout 2023 season, and should earn a well-deserved upgrade. A bump up from a bronze to a silver card should be expected, as he’s been one of the top-performing goalkeepers in MLS this season. If he climbs as much he should, his +17 upgrade will be one of the biggest in the game.
Spencer Richey – 64 (65)
Richey likely won’t receive too much of a change. His lack of minutes likely won’t help his case, and if anything, his performances may see him drop by a rating or two.
Jeff Gal – 63 (63)
As he hasn’t seen the field at all in MLS, it’s hard to see Gal receiving any recognition, but he likely won’t fall either.
Arnaud Souquet – 71 (73)
When players move from Europe to MLS, their ratings typically drop slightly in the eyes of EA. Souquet also has not quite stood out in his debut season, so there’s no reason to suggest he would maintain his 73.
Jonathan Dean – 65 (57)
Dean should receive one of the biggest boosts on the list. It’s likely that the developers knew very little about him when he joined the Fire from USL, and since he’s not looked out of place at the MLS level, he should be granted a silver card.
Miguel Ángel Navarro – 67 (63)
It feels long overdue that Navarro climbs out of the bronze ranks. The Venezuelan international has been a regular for the Fire and had his best season in MLS, so he should certainly be a silver at the very least.
Alonso Aceves – 66 (66)
The Mexican loan signing has done nothing to earn an upgrade, but it’s hard to see a young player like himself falling either. Aceves will likely maintain his 66 rating.
Justin Reynolds – 51 (N/A)
The homegrown did not have a card in FIFA 23, so he will make his debut this upcoming season. Justin’s first card will likely be one of the lowest rated in the game, as is usually the case for new homegrown players, but it will still be a cool experience for him to be in a game he likely played growing up.
Rafa Czichos – 74 (74)
Czichos was the Fire’s second-highest-rated player behind Xherdan Shaqiri in FIFA 23, and he may even surpass the star DP in EAFC 24. Czichos’ play has been good enough to justify maintaining his 74 rating, though it’s possible he is (unjustly) deducted one or two ratings.
Mauricio Pineda – 67 (66)
In truth, Pineda should be higher than he probably will be, even if he earns an upgrade. His performances at center back have, in theory, been good enough to be a 70-rated player at least, but since he’s only a 65 at the moment, that seems unlikely.
Carlos Terán – 66 (63)
Terán is another severely underrated player who probably won’t be upgraded as much as they should be. He’s shown time and time again that he’s a quality MLS center back, but EA tend to not give enough credit to certain players from teams like the Fire.
Wyatt Omsberg – 62 (63)
The near-total lack of minutes for Omsberg doesn’t bode well for his hopes of maintaining his rating. 63 does seem low, to be fair to him, but his absence of playing time means he will probably be downgraded.
Kendall Burks – 59 (55)
Burks should receive a fairly routine upgrade in lieu of his limited role this season. If this happens, the Fire II regular could come close to entering the 60s but will remain a bronze card.
Ousmane Doumbia – 72 (72)
The Fire’s loan-designated player will likely maintain his 72 rating. Doumbi actually has a fairly usable card amongst the current roster, even if he doesn’t quite match the levels of his older brother in FIFA 15.
Fede Navarro – 70 (69)
Though Fede has been inconsistent both in terms of his performances and availability this season, EA seem to like him quite a bit. His potential has been very high in recent editions, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see them boost him by one rating.
Gastón Giménez – 72 (74)
Giménez has had one of his better seasons in a Fire shirt, but due to his age, he will likely be downgraded slightly.
Fabian Herbers – 66 (66)
The clutch goals that Herbers has scored this season might be just enough to help him hold onto his silver card. What will be interesting is what position EA choose to list him as.
Sergio Oregel Jr. – 54 (51)
Since Sergio has only played with the second team, it’s hard to imagine he’ll get much of a boost at all. If anything, he’ll get a deserved boost by a few points as he has been good when he’s played for Fire II, but without being in the first team, it’s hard to get upgraded.
Javi Casas Jr. – 53 (50)
Similarly to Oregel, Javi’s lack of first team involvement will likely hurt his case. That secondary assist on the game-winning against Inter Miami away might be enough to see him rise by a little bit.
Jairo Torres – 66 (66)
Jairo has done absolutely nothing to justify an upgrade, so he will most likely stay as a 66, maintaining a silver card. If he keeps his 82 pace and acceleration, he could be useful, though.
Brian Gutiérrez – 68 (59)
Guti’s performances this season should elevate him firmly into the 70s, but EA tend to be conservative with young players’ ratings, so he may fall just short of that benchmark. His career mode potential could be fairly high, which may make him fun for that game mode.
Xherdan Shaqiri – 74 (76)
Last year, Shaqiri was the Fire’s only gold player. It’s difficult to see him maintaining that status as he’s been inconsistent at best and only shown his quality in rare flashes, so the Fire will probably be left without any players rated 75 or higher.
Maren Haile-Selassie – 68 (66)
Haile-Selassie has been another breakout star for the Fire in 2023, as he’s fit like a glove on the right wing since arriving from Lugano on loan. He should receive a steady upgrade, as well as a boost to his dribbling stat, which is somehow only 66 at the moment.
Chris Mueller – 68 (70)
Mueller has barely played since the last FIFA game came out since he’s unfortunately suffered a few injuries. He will likely drop slightly.
Alex Monis – 58 (57)
It remains to be seen if Monis will be included in the game at all, as he was recently sent on loan to Rio Grande Valley in USL. If he is, his goal against the New England Revolution last season may be enough to see him rise slightly in the estimation of EA.
Georgios Koutsias – 66 (64)
Koutsi has really good potential in FIFA 23, and the role he’s played in 2023 could see him rise slightly this year. A 66 would be enough to see him earn a silver card for the first time.
Kacper Przybyłko – 68 (70)
It’s been a nightmare season for Kacper, so he’ll most likely fall in the ratings by a few points.
Kei Kamara – 67 (68)
Though Kamara has aged like fine wine, EA tend to hold age against players in the advanced stages of their careers. Expect Kamara to drop slightly, which is particularly unfortunate since he’s one of the only Fire players with a real scanned face in the game.
Missael Rodríguez – 56 (50)
Missa was the joint-lowest-rated Fire player in FIFA 23. That will most likely change as he’s had a good season, relatively speaking, and has debuted in MLS.
Victor Bezerra – 56 (56)
Bezerra’s rating probably won’t change since he has not played for the first team all season and has struggled with injuries.
So what do you think? Let us know what Fire players deserve the biggest upgrades and downgrades this year.