For the first time ever, women's teams will be included in the FIFA video game series. EA Sports announced on Thursday that 12 national teams will be added to the game in FIFA 16 and that the United States will be one of them.
It's not a coincidence that the addition of women's teams comes in the game set to be released right after this summer's Women's World Cup. The women's game has been growing for years now and is expected to be more popular than ever during this summer's tournament so introducing it to the world's best-selling video game is a natural next step.
In addition to the U.S., Germany, France, Sweden, England, Brazil, Canada, Australia, Spain, China, Italy and Mexico will be the other teams available. That gives the game a mix of the best teams in the world, as well as the teams from countries that buy a lot of video games.
If you had any dreams of using Alex Morgan to beat Thiago Silva, you'll be disappointed. Women's teams will only be playable against other women's teams. But with the exception of that, women's teams are expected to play no differently than the men's teams in the game.