Saturday, September 28, 2013

FIFA 14 Chemistry Styles

NameShort NameStats10 Chem9 Chem8 Chem7 Chem6 Chem5 Chem
BasicBASPAC,SHO,PAS,DRI,DEF,HEA1 PAC
1 SHO
1 PAS
1 DRI
1 DEF
1 HEA
1 PAC
0 SHO
1 PAS
1 DRI
1 DEF
1 HEA
0 PAC
0 SHO
1 PAS
1 DRI
1 DEF
1 HEA
0 PAC
0 SHO
1 PAS
1 DRI
1 DEF
0 HEA
0 PAC
0 SHO
1 PAS
1 DRI
0 DEF
0 HEA
0 PAC
0 SHO
1 PAS
0 DRI
0 DEF
0 HEA
SniperSNISHO,DRI3 SHO
3 DRI
2 SHO
3 DRI
1 SHO
2 DRI
1 SHO
2 DRI
1 SHO
1 DRI
0 SHO
1 DRI
FinisherFINSHO,HEA3 SHO
3 HEA
2 SHO
3 HEA
1 SHO
2 HEA
1 SHO
2 HEA
1 SHO
1 HEA
0 SHO
1 HEA
DeadeyeEYESHO,PAS3 SHO
3 PAS
2 SHO
3 PAS
1 SHO
2 PAS
1 SHO
2 PAS
1 SHO
1 PAS
0 SHO
1 PAS
MarksmanMRKSHO,DRI,HEA2 SHO
2 DRI
2 HEA
1 SHO
2 DRI
2 HEA
2 SHO
2 DRI
1 SHO
1 DRI
1 HEA
0 SHO
1 DRI
1 HEA
0 SHO
1 DRI
0 HEA
HawkHWKPAC,SHO,HEA2 PAC
2 SHO
2 HEA
1 PAC
2 SHO
2 HEA
2 PAC
2 SHO
1 PAC
1 SHO
1 HEA
0 PAC
1 SHO
1 HEA
0 PAC
1 SHO
0 HEA
ArtistARTPAS,DRI3 PAS
3 DRI
2 PAS
3 DRI
1 PAS
2 DRI
1 PAS
2 DRI
1 PAS
1 DRI
0 PAS
1 DRI
ArchitectARCPAS,HEA3 PAS
3 HEA
2 PAS
3 HEA
1 PAS
2 HEA
1 PAS
2 HEA
1 PAS
1 HEA
0 PAS
1 HEA
PowerhousePWRPAS,DEF3 PAS
3 DEF
2 PAS
3 DEF
1 PAS
2 DEF
1 PAS
2 DEF
1 PAS
1 DEF
0 PAS
1 DEF
MaestroMAESHO,PAS,DRI2 SHO
2 PAS
2 DRI
1 SHO
2 PAS
2 DRI
2 SHO
2 PAS
1 SHO
1 PAS
1 DRI
0 SHO
1 PAS
1 DRI
0 SHO
1 PAS
0 DRI
EngineENGPAC,PAS,DRI2 PAC
2 PAS
2 DRI
1 PAC
2 PAS
2 DRI
2 PAC
2 PAS
1 PAC
1 PAS
1 DRI
0 PAC
1 PAS
1 DRI
0 PAC
1 PAS
0 DRI
SentinelSENDEF,HEA3 DEF
3 HEA
2 DEF
3 HEA
1 DEF
2 HEA
1 DEF
2 HEA
1 DEF
1 HEA
0 DEF
1 HEA
GuardianGRDDRI,DEF3 DRI
3 DEF
2 DRI
3 DEF
1 DRI
2 DEF
1 DRI
2 DEF
1 DRI
1 DEF
0 DRI
1 DEF
GladiatorGLASHO,DEF3 SHO
3 DEF
2 SHO
3 DEF
1 SHO
2 DEF
1 SHO
2 DEF
1 SHO
1 DEF
0 SHO
1 DEF
BackboneBACPAS,DEF,HEA2 PAS
2 DEF
2 HEA
1 PAS
2 DEF
2 HEA
2 PAS
2 DEF
1 PAS
1 DEF
1 HEA
0 PAS
1 DEF
1 HEA
0 PAS
1 DEF
0 HEA
AnchorANCPAC,DEF,HEA2 PAC
2 DEF
2 HEA
1 PAC
2 DEF
2 HEA
2 PAC
2 DEF
1 PAC
1 DEF
1 HEA
0 PAC
1 DEF
1 HEA
0 PAC
1 DEF
0 HEA
HunterHUNPAC,SHO3 PAC
3 SHO
2 PAC
3 SHO
1 PAC
2 SHO
1 PAC
2 SHO
1 PAC
1 SHO
0 PAC
1 SHO
CatalystCTAPAC,PAS3 PAC
3 PAS
2 PAC
3 PAS
1 PAC
2 PAS
1 PAC
2 PAS
1 PAC
1 PAS
0 PAC
1 PAS
ShadowSHAPAC,DEF3 PAC
3 DEF
2 PAC
3 DEF
1 PAC
2 DEF
1 PAC
2 DEF
1 PAC
1 DEF
0 PAC
1 DEF
WallWALDIV,HA,KIC2 DIV
2 HA
2 KIC
1 DIV
2 HA
2 KIC
2 DIV
2 HA
1 DIV
1 HA
1 KIC
0 DIV
1 HA
1 KIC
0 DIV
1 HA
0 KIC
ShieldSLDKIC,REF,SPD2 KIC
2 REF
2 SPD
1 KIC
2 REF
2 SPD
2 KIC
2 REF
1 KIC
1 REF
1 SPD
0 KIC
1 REF
1 SPD
0 KIC
1 REF
0 SPD
CatCATREF,SPD,POS2 REF
2 SPD
2 POS
1 REF
2 SPD
2 POS
2 REF
2 SPD
1 REF
1 SPD
1 POS
0 REF
1 SPD
1 POS
0 REF
1 SPD
0 POS
GloveGLODIV,HAN,POS2 DIV
2 HAN
2 POS
1 DIV
2 HAN
2 POS
2 DIV
2 HAN
1 DIV
1 HAN
1 POS
0 DIV
1 HAN
1 POS
0 DIV
1 HAN
0 POS
GK BasicBASDIV,HAN,KIC,REF,SPE,POS1 DIV
1 HAN
1 KIC
1 REF
1 SPE
1 POS
1 DIV
0 HAN
1 KIC
1 REF
1 SPE
1 POS
0 DIV
0 HAN
1 KIC
1 REF
1 SPE
1 POS
0 DIV
0 HAN
1 KIC
1 REF
1 SPE
0 POS
0 DIV
0 HAN
1 KIC
1 REF
0 SPE
0 POS
0 DIV
0 HAN
1 KIC
0 REF
0 SPE
0 POS

Thursday, September 19, 2013

FIFA 14 Ultimate Team MLS Best Possible Teams

Here are the best possible teams so far for MLS:
Best
Silver
Bronze
4* Skillers

Golds 

Thierry Henry - France - STR - NY Red Bulls
Javier Morales - Argentina - CAM - Real Salt Lake

Silvers 

Camilo - Brazil - LW - Whitecaps FC
Fabian Castillo - Colombia - RM - FC Dallas
Eric Hassli - France - ST - Toronto FC
Andrew Driver - Scotland - LM - Houston Dynamo
Eddie Johnson - STR - Philadelphia Union - MLS 
Juan Agudelo - STR - New England Revolution - MLS 
Alex Caskey - LM - Seattle Sounders - MLS 
Marcelo Sarvas - Brazil - CM - LA Galaxy
Vicente Sanchez - Uruguay - LW - Colorado Rapids
Mauro Diaz - Argentina - CAM - FC Dallas
Daigo Kobayashi - Japan - CAM - Vancouver Whitecaps

Bronzes 

Lee Nguyen - USA - CAM - New England Revolution
Michael Farfan - USA - CAM - Philadelphia Union 
Russell Teibert - Canada - RW - Whitecaps FC
Diego Fagundez - Uruguay - LM - New England Revolution
Deshorn Brown - Jamaica - STR - Colorado Rapids

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

FIFA 14 Best USA Teams: Ultimate Team

USA Silvers
USA Bronze
4* Skillers

Silvers 

Eddie Johnson - STR - Philadelphia Union - MLS
Freddy Adu - LW - Bahia - MLS
Josh Gatt - RW - Molde - Tippeligaen
Juan Agudelo - STR - New England Revolution - MLS
Alex Caskey - LM - Seattle Sounders - MLS


Bronzes 

Lee Nguyen - CAM - New England Revolution - MLS
Michael Farfan - CAM - Philadelphia Union - MLS
Gyasi Zardes - STR - LA Galaxy - MLS
Jose Villareal - STR - LA Galaxy - MLS

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Official FIFA 14 Tracklist

The full EA FIFA14 soundtrack:
American Authors, “Hit it”
Amplify Dot, “Get Down”
Bloc Party, “Ratchet”
Chinza Dopeness, “T.U.B.E.”
Chvrches, “We Sink”
Crystal Fighters, “Love Natural”
Dan Croll, “Compliment Your Soul”
David Dallas, “Runnin”
De Staat, “Down Town” 
Disclosure, “F For You”
Empire of The Sun, “Alive”
Foals, “My Number (Trophy Wife Remix)”
Grouplove, “I'm With You”
Guards, “I Know It's You”
Illya Kuryaki & The Vaderramas, “Funky Futurista”
Jamie N Commons, “Marathon” 
John Newman, “Love Me Again”
Karol Conka , “Boa Noite”
Los Rakas, “Hot” 
Marcelo D2,  “Voce Diz Que O Amor Nao Doi”
Miles Kane, “Do not Forget Who You Are”
Nine Inch Nails, “Copy of A”
OK Kid, “Am Ende”
Oliver, “Mechanical”
Olympic Ayres, “Magic”
Portugal. The Man, “Purple Yellow Red and Blue”
Robert Delong, “Here”
Rock Mafia feat. Wyclef Jean & David Correy, “I Am” 
Smallpools, “Dreaming”
The 1975, “The City”
The Chain Gang of 1974, “Miko”
The Colourist, “Little Games (St. Lucia Remix)”
The Naked and Famous, “Hearts Like Ours”
The Royal Concept, “On Our Way”
Vampire Weekend, “Worship You”
Wretch, “32-24 Hours” 
You Me At Six, “Lived A Lie”

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

FUT 14 Web App Goes Live September 15th

Last year in Ultimate Team 13, there were a few exploits found in the week leading up to the game's release, which hindered the web app from being used before the game came out. Hopefully this will not be the case this year as the new FUT 14 web app comes out September 15th, and if you have the EA sports Pass, the game in the United States will be available the 20th.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Why FIFA 14 will be the best yet

(Taken from Reddit)
So... I may be in the minority, but I love it so far. First off, I haven't had any collisions where the game spazzes out, which was constantly a problem in 13, I'd tackle someone, they'd fall over,trip up my player and then get up quicker basically giving them a break because I had a successful tackle, well that's gone.
Second it has so much more weight, I remember playing the PES 13 demo,( I was in NYC waiting for a concert that was after another concert so the doors opened two hours late, so I went to Best Buy down the street because it was warm,free and had video games, but they only had PES not Fifa) anyways I really liked the PES demo, because unlike FIFA 13, everything felt heavier and slower, and instead of just being like an arcade game where the scores were routinely 4-3, it took skill to get good chances, because you couldn't just lob through ball+sprint into the box. Well FIFA 14 feels like that, everything is heavier and slower the touches and dribbling are more refined, basically it feels a lot closer to the actual sport.


Third both strength and pace are equally important which I loved. Everyone has been talking about whether pace will be OP or if strength will matter more this year, and it depends on the position. I played as Spurs and Aaron Lennon was good in some situations and horrid in others, Trying to run past the CB's was a no go, because they just threw me off of the ball, but cutting inside with a long touch, was really effective,(although I imagine this requires at least a decent dribbling stat to be consistently successful possibly making players who are nothing but pace a lot less useful)so it goes both ways.


So I can't wait, also for UT I don't think full pace abuse teams will work. Pace is still good on the wings, but having CM's with 90 pace isn't going to prove to be very beneficial I think, and will be interesting to see how ratings play out in the game.

FIFA 14 DEMO IS OUT! NYRB Included!

Put your seatbelts on folks, NYRB will be one of the featured teams on today's release of FIFA 14 demo. They will be joined by BVB, AC Milan, PSG, Barcelona, Boca Jrs, Spurs, and Manchester City.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

EA is Literally Hitler (FUT14 Ratings)

The ratings for FIFA 14 just came out and people are pissed. Understandably so. Don't even get me started, Aguero gets an upgrade, Cavani stays the same, and as a USA supporter, I can not fathom how Landon Donovan, got a -4. 

According to www.futhead.com Landon Donovan will be rated a 78 this upcoming season. It seems he is being punished for taking a break, but look at his stats from what this should be based on 2013/2014.

2012/2013: In 41 games, he had 14 goals and 17 assists.

2013/2014: In 26 games, he has 16 goals and 12 assists. He accounts for more than a goal a game in 2013/2014.

It seems EA should really have more consideration when just assuming you should go down 4 whole rating points for being one of the most productive players in the world. He had an IF, MOTM, AND A TOTS! And still receives one of the largest downgrades in FIFA 14. Why EA?!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Groupthink and the Transfer Window

In sports only one thing matters, winning. Sometimes there are secondary objectives, like meeting a budget and keeping a salary under the average. Sports teams are a business and the fundamental idea of winning brings in more money for the team or club by increasing attraction. One might wonder why the Yankees are always a winning team, or why the Dallas Cowboys are always hyped to be a super bowl contender. The status quo in sport is followed to a minute point. Every team tries to copy the other, and that would explain why the Yankees are always winning, because they have more money than all of the teams trying to copy them. It is fascinating that not many teams try to break out of the bubble and use different strategies to draft players or sign free agents that will make the team successful.

In the popular new movie Moneyball, something like this occurs. Billy Beane, the Oakland Athletics GM in the late 90’s and early 2000’s used statistics that were rarely used by other owners to evaluate players. He believed that  Statistics such as stolen bases, runs batted in, and batting average, typically used to gauge players, were relics of a 19th century view of the game. The Oakland A's' front office took advantage of more empirical gauges of player performance to field a team that could compete successfully against richer competitors in Major League Baseball. Rigorous statistical analysis had demonstrated that on-base percentage and slugging percentage are better indicators of offensive success, (Lewis, 2003) and the A's became convinced that these qualities were cheaper to obtain on the open market than more historically valued qualities such as speed and contact. These observations often flew in the face of conventional baseball wisdom and the beliefs of many baseball scouts and executives. By re-evaluating the strategies that produce wins on the field, the 2002 Athletics, with approximately $41 million in salary, were competitive with larger market teams such as the New York Yankees, who spent over $125 million in payroll that same season. Because of the team's smaller revenues, Oakland is forced to find players undervalued by the market, and their system for finding value in undervalued players has proven itself thus far.

In the book Soccernomics by Simon Kuper, a similar phenomenon happens with a small team in the hills of France. Owners of the team Olypique Lyon are rebels that exploit the happy-go-lucky conformers of the transfer market.

“Until about 2000 Lyon was known as the birthplace of cinema and nouvelle cuisine, but not as a soccer town. It was just too bourgeois. If for some reason you wanted soccer, you drove thirty-five miles down the highway to gritty proletarian Saint-Etienne. In 1987, Olypique Lyon, or “OL,” or “Les Gones” (the Kids), was playing in France’s second division on an annual budget of about $3 million. It was any old backwater provincial club in Europe. Today it rules French soccer, and proclaims that it is only a matter of time before it wins the Champions League. Its ascent is in large part a story of the international transfer market. Better than any other club in Europe today, Lyon has worked out how to play the market.”

By using different strategies like buying younger players and using diverse groups to come to major decisions, Lyon has become one of the world’s best teams in a short twenty years. It is only possible by being outside of the box and doing things that more old-fashion clubs would never think of as rational.

Groupthink has held back teams that try to take advantage of conventional wisdom. Conventional wisdom that has been popularized for years only shoots down new ideas that can raise an organization to new heights. It is only fair and assumed that a team with a budget of $10 million dollars that tries to copy a team with a budget of $100 million dollars fails to compete at the same level. It is often questionable how much groupthink is involved in sports and the building of a team. Only so many can succeed, and many do so by having unique strategies. Bottom dwellers are there for a reason, and sometimes it is ignorant to think that they do not deserve that position. Like the great French soccer player Thiery Henry once observed “You are where you are at the end of the season because that is what you deserve.”

Bale's Transfer of $131.7 Million is More than What?!

Gareth Bale's transfer to Real Madrid came out to $131.7 million dollars paid to Tottenham Hotspur. Now how much is that compared to the rest of the soccer world?

Almost $40 million MORE than the ENTIRE payroll of the MLS players.

Ozil Interview in English after leaving Real Madrid

Reporter: "Why Arsenal?"
Ozil: "I am very happy to be playing for Arsenal from now on. During a long phone call with Arsene Wenger he ensured me that he trusts in me and my abilities. That's is the kind of confidence I need as a player. And that is the kind of trust I missed over the last days in Madrid. I am looking forward to play with a great team, meet their great supporters and to live in an interesting city. It will help me a great deal that Per and Lukas can assist me with the new environment as well as Arsene speaking German. I am really looking forward to the new challenges ahead and playing in the Premier League."
Reporter: "Why did you change your mind? A few days back you announced that you would remain in Madrid?"
Ozil: "At that point in time I was very confident about my situation in Madrid and that I would remain there. I know that I have the abilities to establish myself in every football club in the world but I need to feel that the manager and club authorities believe in me. I had to leave Madrid as I didn't feel said trust that Arsene is giving to me now."
Reporter: "You were very popular with Madrid supporters. Are you going to miss them?"
Ozil: "Of course. They were supporting me until the end. I heard about them chanting “Don't sell Özil” at the press conference yesterday. This shows how much support I had from the team and the fans. Of course that was very touching but that's football business. I wish all the best to my former teammates and hope they'll succeed in the future and stay healthy.
I personally want to thank all the fans for supporting me until the end!"

Messi vs. Ronaldo vs. Bale


Ozil's Incredible Passing Technique


WATCH: Eric Torres Awesome Bicycle Kick, does the robot


Altidore expected to play Friday against Costa Rica

USMNT Coach Jurgen Klinsmann has announced he expects Jozy Altdiore to play on Friday in the World Cup Qualifier on Friday night. Altidore had a hamstring knock that kept him out of Sunderland's disappointing loss to Crystal Palace.

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