Tyler Adams outraged at FIFA23 rating vs Leeds United teammate Brenden Aaronson
Tyler Adams is not impressed that Leeds United and USMNT teammate Brenden Aaronson has been given a better pace rating than him on FIFA23.
With the latest version of the game now out, and as popular among players as it is among fans, there has been no shortage of professionals unhappy with how their digital versions have been rated.
With Aaronson given an 81 pace rating compared to Adams’ 80 the midfielder was outraged that he had come in second best, despite being rated higher overall at 76 compared to 74, but he was satisfied to find out that his own physicality rating is 13 points higher than his attacking teammate at 76 vs 63.
Speaking to Premier League Uncut, in a clip posted to the Premier League’s official Twitter account, Adams said: “Wait, what’s Brenden’s physicality? It’s got to be like 50. Have you seen how skinny he is?”
On hearing his teammate has a 63 physicality rating he responded: “Yeah, that’s accurate.”
On speed he went on: “Pace is criminal, that Brenden is faster than me. If you watch any game he’s never outrunning me. That’s just not happening.
“To be fair if there’s one person [where we] can keep with each other it’s me and him, because he runs a lot as well. So it depends on the day. If I’m tired then he picks up the slack, if he’s tired then I’ll pick up the slack.”
Fans will argue over the ratings of the players on their team just as much as the stars themselves, as EA Sports do make some mind-blowing decisions that too often appear a few years behind the times and based on the size of the team rather than an objective assessment of the individual.
But it is clear that the Whites are benefiting from the high level of understanding between their two summer signings.
With the possible exception of Luis Sinisterra, who is yet to feature as frequently under Jesse Marsch because of injury, the two Americans are vying to be seen as the best signing this year.
Both have taken to the Premier League quickly and have been a big part of a solid start to the season, with Adams right to be aggrieved at his defensive and physical ratings based on his early-season performances.
If the pair can keep up their levels for the rest of the season then there is no reason that the finish can’t be closer to the outstanding one that Marcelo Bielsa managed in the club’s long-awaited return to the top flight two campaigns ago, than last year where United scraped free of relegation on the final day.
In other Leeds United news, the race is hotting up behind the Whites for a highly-rated teenage striker.