One of the surprises that FIFA 23 brought was the incorporation of AFC Richmond into the game, available both for friendlies, as well as in online seasons, as well as in, via loose items, Career mode or FIFA The Ultimate Team.
Now, with the game already released early for purchasers or subscribers of certain editions, we already know what Ted Lasso’s team looks like in the game, as well as the scores of each player. There is no precedent for a series bringing its characters to this video game. A minipoint for one of the best Apple TV+ productions.
In general, EA has been quite lenient when it comes to fixing the scores for an elevator team between the Premier League and the Championship: a club of this entity generally has slightly lower scores.
The game’s predilection for certain players who have had more prominence in the series is also noticeable, both for their scores and attributes, and for the potential they can achieve in Career mode. These are everyone’s scores and their potential maximum score in this mode.
Guardian – Thierry Zoreaux: 76 → 77
Guardian – Tom O’Brien: 75→78
Right side – Ash Dixon: 78 → 81
Central defense – Isaac McAdoo: 80 → 83
Central defense – Jan Maas: 77 → 79
Central defense – Joe Reynolds: 76 → 76
Central defense – Ugo Babatunde: 75 → 75
Central defense – Emmanuel Winchester: 76 → 78
Left side – George Goodman: 79 → 79
Right half – Sam Obisanya: 81 → 88
Right half – Ozzie Kukoc: 75 → 82
mid-center – Moe Bumbercatch: 79 → 82
Defensive Midfield – Roy Kent: 83 → 83
Defensive Midfield – Richard Montlaur: 77 → 77
Left midfielder – Colin Hughes: 78 → 78
Center forward – Jamie Tartt: 84 → 91
Center forward – Dani Rojas: 82 → 85
Center forward – Tanaka Roberts: 78 → 78
Center forward – Dejon Cockburn: 75 → 75
The stars of the team are Jamie Tartt and Roy Kent, also in their score, followed by Dani Rojas. This is a team where there has not been much effort to make it completely realistic and competitive (only one full-back for each group, the same as the left midfielder, but overcrowding of attackers or defenders centers). But logically, this is not the important thing in this crew.
In los potenciales también is noted esa predilección en ciertos jugadores, caso de Tartt, que llega a 91 (la puntuación de Mbappé en el juego, por usar una referencia) o la de Sam Obisanya, que también ha tenido varias escenas como protagonista pendante la series.
Not all of their faces are scanned either. Only those of Zoreaux, McAdoo, Obisanya, Bumbercatch, Kent, Montlaur, Hugues, Tartt and Rojas. The others have generic faces.
In the case of Roy Kent, one of the most charismatic characters in his own way, the game gives him an age of 40, 83 points and a pace of 58 points, not bad for a player of his age and position. on the field, and in fact perhaps more than expected compared to other players nearing retirement. Raúl Albiol, 37, has a pace of 38. Joaquín, a winger and 41, has a pace of 66. Jorge Molina, a striker, also 40, has a pace of 33.
On the bench, Ted Lasso can still be seen with his usual calm pose, and his particular style of clothing: white shirt and navy blue sweater, beige chinos, and what looks like a Nike Cortez. Remember, Nike started sponsoring Richmond in its second season on Apple TV+, and these are the kits we can pick for the game.
In FIFA Ultimate Team, the game’s most popular mode, members of AFC Richmond also appear in the player search, but none of them have cards for sale yetso we can assume that EA keeps them for some special events.
Where one can see Ted Lasso, and even choose him, is when you start a race in manager mode. It is possible to “play with him” so that our character has his name and appearance. We will be attentive, because certain moments will surely come, perhaps coinciding with the premieres of future seasons of the series or milestones such as the permanence (or access to a European competition, who knows) which mark the arrival of the maps of the Richmond members at the game.