I don't know how many of you play FIFA games, but there is a new feature in '12 that I was reading about. Players pledge their support to their favorite teams, and that team is judged based on those supporters. Teams are promoted and relegated weekly based on the performances on how the people that pledge support perform. There is a more detailed description I pulled from IGN after the break.
"EA Sports Football Club is an innovative new service where you pledge your allegiance to a team. You create a profile and basically your progress from FIFA forever more will be tracked. You get XP for performing things in the game – playing a match, even putting the disc in the tray… There's one key part of it, which is Support Your Club. What you do is pledge your allegiance to the team you support. I support Leicester City. They're not very good in real life, but they're okay, and I want to say 'I'm a Leicester City fan'. I do that, and everything I do in the game that earns me XP also earns XP for Leicester City. It doesn't matter who I play with. It doesn't matter what game mode I'm playing or anything like that. If I earn a hundred XP in a day, it goes into the Leicester City pot for that day. The total pot of Leicester City points is divided by the number of Leicester City fans, and gives an indication of the skill and dedication of a Leicester City fan."You can pick any of the teams in the game and say you support them. I'm going to choose Leicester City because it's my club. That might sound like a disadvantage, but it isn't, because I'll still earn the points playing as Barcelona and playing as Real Madrid, so it's an opportunity for you to show how good the fans of the club you support in real life are, rather than what teams you play with in the game.
"A week is a season in Support Your Club, and then at the end of the week teams will be promoted and relegated based on the real rules of the league, so if the Leicester City fans are good, we go to the top of the championship, we get promoted into the premier league. Manchester United may have a million fans, but if they only play one day a week and they're rubbish? They'll get relegated, relegated, relegated and you could see a totally different version of reality based on the skill of the fans.
"Here's a tip for this part of the game: create a Facebook group. Do something to get yourselves somewhat organized and commit to trying to do it. If someone spots that your team's about to get relegated, then let the other fans know! I think it's going to become quite a story throughout the year."
I put this out there because I wanted to drum up some support for Sounders from the start. I don't think we would compete with any top tier clubs. However, I do think we should dominate MLS.