MLS fans hoping for the developers behind FIFA 16 to show their league some love are going to be pretty disappointed.
A couple of months ago, rumors were flying around the interwebs that Major League Soccer was going to get some attention in the upcoming launch in September with new stadiums added in. Unfortunately, those rumors were never confirmed or denied by EA Sports and, today, the final list of stadiums have been announced, and they are as follows:
Borussia Park (Borussia Mönchengladbach, Bundesliga, Germany)
Carrow Road (Norwich City, Barclay's Premier League, England)
CenturyLink Field (Seattle Sounders FC, Major League Soccer, United States)
El Monumental (River Plate, Argentine Primera Division, Argentina)
Fratton Park (Portsmouth FC, League Two, England)
King Abdullah Sports Park (Al-Ittihad & Al-Ahli, Saudi Abdul Latif Jameel League, Dubai)
Stade Velodrome (Olympique de Marseille, Ligue 1, France)
Vicarage Road (Watford, Barclay's Premier League, England)
Vitality Stadium (AFC Bournemouth, Barclay's Premier League, England)
If there was ever going to be a second stadium from MLS added, it was going to be CenturyLink Field, but my question to the developers of FIFA 16: I've played sports titles with over 100 accurate stadiums (The now defunct NCAA Football franchise) and you're going to tell everyone that you can't even muster up half that number for authentic stadiums? Granted, I don't think anyone expects to have every single club at every single level, but in this day in age where you can patch everything via digital download, why can't there be more authentic stadiums?
FIFA 16 officially launches in North America on September 22, 2015.