TORONTO — Arsenal’s Theo Walcott is rated the world’s fastest player in the new “FIFA 16” soccer video game with two Canadian-based MLS players cracking the top 10.
Montreal Impact forward Dominic Oduro ranks No. 8 while Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder/forward Kekuta Manneh is No. 9.
Matthis Bolly of Fortuna Duesseldorf is second-fastest, according to EA Sports.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund is third, followed by Ernest Asante of Norway’s FC, Juergen Damm of Mexico’s Tigres UANL, Gareth Bale of Real Madrid, Jonathan Biabiany of Inter Milan, Oduro, Manneh and Marco Sau of Cagliari.
Innocent Emeghara of the San Jose Earthquakes ranks 11th.
Bolly was No. 1 when it came to speed in the “FIFA 15” game with Walcott second. Oduro was fifth and Manneh ninth.
The soccer video game, developed in suburban Vancouver, is due out Sept. 22 for PC, Xbox One and Xbox 360, and PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3.
The Canadian Press