Americans love FIFA video games, according to a new infographic released by EA Sports, which is probably not that big of a surprise to many of you. We love sports and we love video games, so games that blend the best of these two things should be wildly popular, as FIFA continues to be one of the premier sports-gaming experiences.
As you can see, the Sounders are the most popular team to play with amongst Americans, logging the most matches. It's not a shock to see that a Seattle Sounders player logs in at 1st and 3rd in total goals scored. It should be noted also that those renderings of players is to scale. It's not that Obafemi Martins is that short, it's that Clint Dempsey is really tall and Robbie Keane and Landon Donovan are oh so tiny, like miniature humans running around. It'd be cute if they weren't such a-holes.
Personally, I've been playing FIFA games since 2006, when I first started as Swansea City in League 2. I dabbled in Football Manager, which is presumably the other game of choice for the other 5% of Americans who play soccer games that aren't playing FIFA, but nothing beats the thrill of overcoming the adversity of a cheating AI to win trophy after trophy, just to have Philip Lahm be like, "Nah, I think I'm fine playing for Bayern, I'm not interested in a transfer." Dick.