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EA Sports Predicts Major League Soccer All-Star Game

by on July 24, 2012
 

EA Sports today predicted the MLS All-Stars will be victorious over Chelsea FC in the 2012 AT&T MLS All-Star Game utilizing the football engine that will drive FIFA Soccer 13. EA Sports was able to simulate the game under the same conditions the teams will face this Wednesday. It was determined that Chelsea FC and the 2012 MLS All-Stars will end regular time in a 2 – 2 draw but the Major League Soccer side will triumph during penalty kicks at PPL Park in Philadelphia.

EA Sports also announced today that the 2012 MLS All-Stars will be an all new unlockable team in FIFA Soccer 13. Fans around the world will be able to access and play with the team through EA Sports Football Club and the new EAS FC Catalogue, which features rewards such as: historic kits, special goal celebrations, Virtual Pro Attribute Boosts, special teams, and more. Fans who achieve Level 14 in EAS FC will be able to unlock the MLS All-Stars.

Fans across North America and in the United Kingdom will compare this result to the real-world game as it unfolds tomorrow, July 25, at 5:30PM PT on ESPN. This is the seventh consecutive time an English Premier League club has participated in the MLS All-Star Game, and the second match of its kind played by Chelsea FC, which the MLS All-Stars also won, by the score of 1-0 in 2006.

EA Sports has a proven track record of correctly predicting winners using its game engines across all of its simulation sports franchises. EA Sports correctly determined that the LA Galaxy would capture the 2011 MLS Supporters’ Shield and 2011 MLS Cup. It also correctly predicted Chelsea would defeat Liverpool 2-1 to capture this year’s FA Cup. The Madden NFL franchise has correctly predicted seven of the past nine Super Bowl champions as well.

FIFA Soccer 13 releases in North America on September 25, 2012 and October 2, 2012 on all available game systems and even various mobile phones as well.

Game Simulation Details:

Chelsea FC got out to an early start after newly-signed midfielder, Eden Hazard got them off the mark in the 18th minute with a blast from just outside the 18 yard box. Veteran captain Frank Lampard added a second goal just before the break, and the Blues took a 2-0 lead to half-time. Coming out of the break, the MLS side showed a new energy evident by an initial attack that saw Kyle Beckerman glance a header off the top bar. Closely following Beckerman’s chance, Dwayne De Rosario found a streaking Landon Donovan who slotted home the first MLS goal in the 53rd minute. Nearing the end of a back-and-forth second half filled with chances from both sides, MLS leading goal scorer Chris Wondolowski tied the match in the 88th minute and sent the tilt straight to penalties.

Penalty kicks started with consecutive misses from Eddie Johnson and Ramires, followed by a goal from Beckerman. Chelsea’s second miss came off the boot of Romelu Lukaku, before the MLS side closed out the victory with goals from De Rosario, Wondolowski, and Donavan for a 4–2 win.

Fans across North America and in the United Kingdom will compare this result to the real-world game as it unfolds on Wednesday, July 25. This is the seventh consecutive time an English Premier League club has participated in the MLS All-Star Game, and the second match of its kind played by Chelsea FC.

EA SPORTS has a proven track record of correctly predicting winners using its game engines across all of its simulation sports franchises. EA SPORTS correctly determined that the LA Galaxy would capture the 2011 MLS Supporters’ Shield and MLS Cup 2011. It also correctly predicted Chelsea would defeat Liverpool 2-1 to capture this year’s FA Cup. The Madden NFLfranchise has correctly predicted seven of the past nine Super Bowl champions.

Scoring Summary:
CHE – Hazard 1 (unassisted) 18’
CHE – Lampard 1 (Torres 1) 43’
MLS – Donovan 1 (De Rosario 1) 53’
MLS – Wondolowski 1 (unassisted) 88’

Penalty-kick shootout
MLS – Johnson (wide)
CHE – Ramires (saved)
MLS – Beckerman (goal)
CHE – Lukaku (high)
MLS – De Rosario (goal)
CHE – Lampard (goal)
MLS – Wondolowski (goal)
CHE – Ivanovic (goal)
MLS – Donovan (goal)

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