As always with our squad builders i build the team tell you which squad roles to assign to which players which in this case all goes to Clint Dempsey and also the instructions for next-gen gamers. Clint Dempsey was the money player who cost the most and even he was only 40K in the live transfer market on Xbox One with a buy now option.
There are not any decent USA manager items out there to pack or purchase so i recommend going for Jurgen Klinsmann as the manager. Also i used a 4-4-2 formation for the lineup which you can check out in full below.
GK: Tim Howard
RB: DeAndre Yedlin
CB: John Brooks
CB: Chad Marshall
LB: DaMarcus Beasley
RM: Teal Bunbury
CM: Jermaine Jones
CM: Clint Dempsey (84 MOTM)
LM: Brek Shea
ST: Jozy Altidore
ST: Erik Hurtado
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All of the players in this team are OP and i also show you their player roles for set-pieces like corner takers, free kick takers and the man to take the penalties. After that i showcase the player instructions and then go into two matches and show you the highlights from both in which i try and show you how good this team really is up against real gamers in the online tournament.
Starting Lineup (11)
GK: Ben Foster, West Brom
LB: Baba Rahman, Chelsea
CB: John Stones, Everton
CB: Kurt Zouma, Chelsea
RB: Kieran Trippier, Tottenham Hotspurs
RM: Aiden McGeady, Everton
CM: Bojan Krkić, Stoke City
CM: Jack Wilshere, Arsenal
LM: Jefferson Montero, Swansea City
ST: Harry Kane, Tottenham Hotspurs
ST: Mame Biram Diouf, Stoke City
As you can see above, the first-team has some fantastic players in it and there’s even a 5-star skiller in Aiden McGeady who’s an absolute bargain in the FUT transfer market. There will be more squad builders throughout the year on our official YouTube channel and right here on the official website so look out for them as we’re going to cover more budgets and more leagues throughout Europe.
As always with all of our squad builders i chat about all of the players and explain the reasons why i chose them for the team. I then apply the player roles like free kick takers, corner kick and penalty spot takers. After that i then give out the player instructions that is optional but recommended to apply to this Italian Serie A team. Finally i go into a match and show you two highlights of two games i played in the online tournament against real human players.
Full 10K Serie A Team
GK: Morgan De Sanctis, AS Roma
RB: Christian Maggio, Napoli
CB: Modibo Diakité, Frosinone
CB: Philippe Mexès, AC Milan
LB: Patrice Evra, Juventus
LM: Kwadwo Asamoah, Juventus
CM: (CDM) Gary Medel, Inter Milan
CM: (CAM) José Callejón, Napoli
RM: Juan Iturbe, AS Roma
ST: Mauro Icardi, Inter Milan
ST: Stevan Jovetić, Inter Milan
For the amount of coins you have to spend in-order to put this squad altogether you really can’t go wrong and in the two matches i played it completely tore the opponents apart. If you are on a tight budget and you have been thinking of building a Serie A team then this is definitely what you’re looking for.
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As usual i did an online game in the tournament in FUT and packed in some match highlights where you could see this OP team in action.
Starting Lineup (11)
GK: Marc-André ter Stegen, FC Barcelona
LB: Nacho, Rayo Vallecano
CB: Javier Mascherano, FC Barcelona
CB: Thomas Vermaelen, FC Barcelona
RB: Mariano, Sevilla FC
LM: Jesé Rodrígue, Real Madrid
CDM: Casimiro, Real Madrid
RM: Bruma, Real Sociedad
CAM: Koke, Atlético Madrid
ST: Rodrigo, Valencia CF
ST: Fernando Torres, Atlético Madrid
The Barca goalkeeper Ter Stegen is extremely overpowered and i actually have him in my very own first team i rate him that much. Fernando Torres is unbelievably good and will get you plenty of goals throughout the year too. Make sure you subscribe to our official YouTube channel to stay up to date on all things FIFA and leave your comment in the section at the footer of this page on who you like that’s cheap in the Spanish league.
First i go through every player in all the positions using the 4-1-2-1-2 formation and then i go through the player roles and instruction to assign to them all. This is extremely overpowered and is capable of winning you plenty of matches including online tournaments and in your online season.
Finally i go into a couple of games and show you two match highlights of these OP players in action to give you an idea of how well they play together.
Starting Lineup (11)
GK: Ralf Fährmann, Schalke 04
LB: Juan Bernat, FC Bayern Munich
CB: Neven Subotić, Borussia Dortmund
CB: Felipe Santana, Schalke 04
RB: Daniel Opare, Augsburg
CDM: Josuha Guilavogui, VFL Wolfsburg
LM: Julian Draxler, VfL Wolfsburg
CAM: Shinji Kagawa, Borussia Dortmund
RM: Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Borussia Dortmund
ST: Javier Hernández, Bayer Leverkusen
ST: Maxim Choupo-Moting, Schalke 04
This batch of players will get cheaper as the season goes on as well and you will probably be able to strengthen it in certain areas over time.
The controls are rather simple you just press triangle on the PlayStation or Y on the Xbox to do a standard through ball and to perform the lofted through pass you hold LB and Y (Xbox) or L1 and triangle for PS users. The first thing you’ll want to keep your eye on and look out for is the positioning of your wingers or strikers.
Look to see if they’re coming short to collect a pass in which case you should just use the normal pass, or if they are getting in behind and actually making a forward run into space to get past the opposition defence. If it’s the latter then that’s when you should use the through ball because one thing to remember about it is it’s a pass into open space ahead always.
So this style requires you to almost think in advance and paint a picture in your head of what move on the pitch is happening next and where your player is going to be seconds later. A great tip that we can also give you is to look out for the gaps in between the opponents defenders. There will at some point many times throughout a football match be gaps between the opposing centre backs and side backs and you should identify them as quickly as you possibly can and tread a ball right in-between them.
You should set at least one of your strikers to get in behind via the player instructions tab as this will result in them making more forward bursts and giving you an option with your attacking midfielders.
Lastly, don’t always pass for the sake of it if there’s no options and you can see that nothing is developing. Instead you should perform a skill move to distract your opponent for a couple of seconds and then a gap will eventually open up. It doesn’t necessarily matter which skill you perform it’s more a case of doing a job to distract the opposition to buy yourself a few moments to pick out your next killer pass.
You will be setup to basically sit back really deep in your defence just in front of your goalkeeper soaking up pressure from the opposition and then quickly countering the opponent with the deadliest counter attack. Here’s a quick summary of what you’re going to learn in this tutorial.
- Custom Tactic
- Player Instructions
- Fast Passing
- Tell Players to make runs
- Decision making
Now we’ve already done a post on the custom tactic to use and you can find that content here, you need to set this up and once you do that’s the first step out the way.
These player instructions are quite simple! For the side-backs you just set them to conservative interceptions and the strikers to cut passing lanes, conservative interceptions also, and finally one of them preferably a striker who’s blessed with half decent pace to get in behind. Your central midfielders and wingers for that matter can be set to free roam but that’s an optional strategy.
So the best way to gain the complete knowledge on how to do this is by watching the video on this page. However the basics to remember are to pass the ball as fast as you possibly can with accuracy, and be unpredictable in the opponents final third of the pitch.
You will notice that most of your chances are going to come from the opposition committing players/numbers forward in their attacks. So scenarios such as corner kicks, set-pieces close to your penalty area and throw-ins also close to your goal, these are all vulnerable to the counter attack and should be your best friend and your opponents worst enemy.
The custom tactic that we’ve setup for you makes sure that all of your attacking players once possession of the ball has been won back successfully, they’ll bomb forward like a massive wave in support so that you have some incredible options when attacking.
There’s two variations of protecting the ball from opponents in the game, one is push and pull and the other is the original and standard version of holding the ball up to bring others into play. The first thing we must discuss is the controls which are so simply, to protect the ball and shield it you must hold down the LT/L2 button and nothing else not even the left analogue stick.
When a through pass is played through either in defence or attack and your defender or striker is catching the ball up to latch onto it to stop the opposition from getting to the ball first you smash the LT/L2 button and this will do exactly that. In defence your defender will use his body to protect the ball and stop the other player from getting to it which is extremely effective and a must have if you are to become a top player.
In attack when your striker runs onto a through ball you can do the same tapping that LT/L2 button and whilst still sprinting and using the left stick and you’ll get to the ball first. It goes without saying that the players with more physical and upper body strength will be better at this but it doesn’t matter or have to much effect in all honesty.
This push and pull technique is used by all the top gamers and can be the difference in matches sometimes as knowing this knowledge will give you the upper hand against your opponents.
Using the standard kind of protect the ball with just LT you can use it literally anywhere on the pitch which is a huge bonus. In defence, midfield or with a big strong centre forward this is so OP and is great for bringing other into play. In the opponents final third you should use it if your striker is isolated and wait until there’s sufficient support from other teammates and then simply lay it off to them.
One thing to combat this and you need to be aware of this when using it yourself it teammate control which is where the opponent will call another player to help tackle the player who’s protecting the ball. One will try and tackle from the back and the other will go round the front and put in a challenge and at that point that’s when you need to release the ball and pass to a free teammate.
The first thing you must do is find yourself a specialist for your club or team and this can be done via the main menu and then you go to the customise tab. From there, go to team sheets and select any team you want to look up players in to see if they’re specialists.
To find them, you need to look out for a few important statistics such as the distance shooter specialtie, the long shot taker trait and in general stats their curve, longshots and shot power. If they’ve got distance shooter then they’re a specialist, also if their longshots and shot power are above 86 they are also good enough. The curve/swerve stat is literally if you want a player that can perform finesse longshots.
Shot Power & Aim
Now as for the all-important shot power for 20 to 25 yards out which is just outside the opponents penalty area you want around 2 to 2 and a half bars of power for standard longshots and 2 and a half to 3 bars of power for the finesse. Further out at 30 to 35 yard which is in-between the opponents penalty area and the halfway line you want to generate 3 bars of power for the standard longshot and 3 to 3 and a half for finesse efforts.
As for the aim you want to direct your strikes into the top corners if possible so the top left or right and even the low rockets seem to work a treat as well. Only aim for the middle of the goal if you see the goalkeeper slightly off his line as this can then open up the opportunity to chip him with a beautiful long shot.
Another factor you will want to take into consideration is lining up your player for the strike. Just simply move your player with the left analogue stick central as you never want to be at an angle and that increase the chances of conversion by more than 50%.
This is arguably the most important part of the formula and the final piece of the puzzle to make sure you score your longshots at every opportunity. There are three main ways you can gain momentum and they are showcased as the following.
- Running A Few Strides
- Skill Moves
- Passing Rhythm
Now as for running you simply want to just run with the ball at your feet just using the sprint button and run for about 4 seconds or more and then hit a cracker. This works because the game engine that EA have put in see it as the player gaining momentum and is on a bit of a roll.
The other way is to use skill moves and anyone will do from a simply sidestep/ball roll to no-touch dribbling it doesn’t really matter as long as straight afterwards you hit a beauty. The last way of gaining some momentum is to pass the ball and get a good rhythm going and i would say around 6 passes or more and you’re good to go with your longshot.
The first trick is to call the second player to come short and you can do this by repeatedly pressing/tapping the LT button on Xbox or the L2 button on PlayStation at the cut-scene as the ball is out of play. When you’re set to take your corner kick the player should be there right next to you.
Now what you want to do is either turn slightly to the player that’s on the edge of the bx and chip it to him, or pass it to the player that’s come short, once he’s received the ball you then need to turn to the player of the edge of the D and use a pinpoint driven pass to get it to him.
As the ball arrives the final piece of the puzzle is to do a fake shot first touch and then hit a long shot, with the momentum in your favour your shot should hit the back of the net and get you a goal.
The next technique involves pressing the LT/L2 button after the cut-scene which makes a player run to you to take the set-piece short. What this does is take a defender of the opposition that was once in the penalty area, completely out of it.
Now you simply turn to the player on the edge of the box using the cross button to pass to him with about 2 bars of power and then you’ll have time to hit a nice shot from distance at your opponents goal.
The final method is all about giving it to the player who comes short and staying by the byline as close as you possibly can without giving away a goal kick. This will take some time to master so you’ll have to practice for a while until you get the hang of it.
The reason behind why this is so effective is that online players seem to have trouble with it and they always thing you’re going to cut inside with the winger. It’s a win-win situation because if the opponent doesn’t tackle you then you have a quick route to goal and can hit a near-post shot and score, if they do indeed tackle you then because you’re so close hogging the touchline you’ll win another corner kick.