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The best young defenders on FIFA 20

first_imgManchester United made Harry Maguire the most expensive defender in the world in August, breaking the record set when Liverpool bought Virgil van Dijk in January 2018. World-class defenders are also expensive in FIFA 20 Career Mode, but there are many bargains to be had if you are willing to scout in the right places.New Juventus centre-back Matthijs de Ligt is the best young defender in the game and has the potential to be a 93-rated superstar, while RB Leipzig have a centre-back pairing that should dominate for the next decade or more. Ibrahima Konate and Dayot Upamecano are valued at £15 million and £11.9m at the start of Career Mode so may be above the budget of many clubs.Sporting CP’s Eduardo Quaresma is only rated as 64 overall when you begin your game, but with enough game time and the right development has the potential to reach 88 overall. The 17-year-old centre-back is valued at less than £700k and is a brilliant long-term investment. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career Portugal has a number of top young defenders in the league, including Porto right-back Tomas Esteves and Benfica’s Nuno Tavares who has the ability to play in both full-back spots. Both of these are available at less than £3m and will end up as some of the best full-backs in the game.Here are all the best young defenders in FIFA 20 Career Mode, ordered by their potential rating in the game.PO. = Position(s)CR = Current RatingPR = Potential RatingVA. = Value*Clubs listed are the clubs the players are assigned to in FIFA 20 Career Mode, while ages shown are the age at the start of Career ModeFIFA 20: Best young defenders # Name Age Club PO. CR PR VA. 1 M de Ligt 19 Juventus CB 85 93 £41.8m 2 T Alexander-Arnold 20 Liverpool RB 83 89 £26.4m 3 I Konate 20 RB Leipzig CB 79 88 £15m 4 D Upamecano 20 RB Leipzig CB 77 88 £11.9m 5 W Saliba 18 Arsenal CB 71 88 £3.9m 6 Eduardo Quaresma 17 Sporting CP CB 64 88 £800k 7 Z Vanheusden 19 Standard Liege CB 73 87 £6.6m 8 Tomas Esteves 17 Porto RB 65 87 £950k 9 D Zagadou 20 Borussia Dortmund CB, LB 79 86 £13.6m 10 A Hakimi 20 Real Madrid LB, RB 79 86 £13.2m 11 J Kounde 20 Sevilla CB 76 86 £9.7m 12 E N’Dicka 19 Eintracht Frankfurt CB 76 86 £9.2m 13 B Kamara 19 Marseille CB 75 86 £8.8m 14 R James 19 Chelsea RB, CDM 73 86 £5.7m 15 J Todibo 19 Barcelona CB, CDM 71 86 £4m 16 E Ampadu 18 Chelsea CB, CDM 67 86 £1.2m 17 N Armini 18 Lazio CB 66 86 £1.1m 18 Diogo Dalot 20 Man Utd RB, LB, RM 75 85 £8.4m 19 P Retsos 20 Bayer Leverkusen CB, RB, LB 75 85 £8.4m 20 O Kabak 19 Schalke CB 74 85 £7m 21 M Aarons 19 Norwich RB 72 85 £4.4m 22 Nuno Tavares 19 Benfica LB, RB 70 85 £3m 23 N Cozza 20 Montpellier CB, LWB 69 85 £1.8m 24 Montero 20 Atletico Madrid CB 68 85 £1.6m 25 H El Kababri 19 Anderlecht RB 65 85 £900k 26 A Zagre 17 PSG LB, CM 62 85 £550k 27 K Hoever 17 Liverpool RB, CB 62 85 £550k 28 M Sarr 20 Nice CB, LB 76 84 £8.8m 29 T Tomiyasu 20 Bologna CB, CDM 73 84 £5.3m 30 A Bastoni 20 Inter CB 72 84 £4.3m 31 D Maresic 19 Sturm Graz CB 72 84 £4.2m 32 N Perez 19 Atletico Madrid CB 70 84 £3m 33 J Bogle 18 Derby RB 69 84 £1.7m 34 L Kelly 20 Bournemouth LB, CB 68 84 £1.6m 35 S van der Berg 17 Liverpool CB 66 84 £1m 36 J Vagnoman 18 Hamburg LB, LM, RB 65 84 £900k 37 O Solet 19 Lyon CB 65 84 £925k 38 Diogo Leite 20 Porto CB 72 83 £4.2m 39 C Dagba 20 PSG RB, RWB 72 83 £4.1m 40 K Ruegg 20 Zurich RB, CDM 72 83 £4.1m 41 Emerson 20 Real Betis RB 71 83 £3.3m 42 Ruben Vinagre 20 Wolves LWB 70 83 £2.7m 43 Diogo Queiros 20 Porto CB 68 83 £1.6m 44 M Salisu 20 Real Valladolid CB 68 83 £1.6m 45 L Mbe Soh 18 PSG CB 67 83 £1.2m 46 B Badiashile 18 Monaco CB 67 83 £1.2m 47 L Itter 20 Freiburg LB 67 83 £1.3m 48 J Beyer 19 Borussia M’gladbach RB, CB 67 83 £1.3m 49 Eric Garcia 18 Man City CB 66 83 £1.1m 50 C Cuesta 20 Genk CB 66 83 £1.1m 51 I Diveev 19 CSKA Moscow CB 66 83 £1.1m 52 Apa 19 Real Valladolid RB, RM 66 83 £1.1m 53 Nuno Mendes 17 Sporting CP LB 64 83 £700klast_img read more

Streaking Timbers race into rivalry match

first_img Published: August 8, 2018, 11:09pm The Whitecaps were coming off a 2-2 draw on the road to NYCFC, stretching their undefeated streak to three games.“We have confidence in the team, so we’ve just got to keep pushing forward,” Whitecaps forward Erik Hurtado said.Sounders acquire defender Brad Smith — The Seattle Sounders have bolstered their defense heading into the final months of the MLS season by acquiring defender Brad Smith on loan from Premier League club Bournemouth.Seattle used targeted allocation money to land the 24-year-old Australian in the deal announced Wednesday. Streaking Timbers race into rivalry match Portland hasn’t lost a match in last 15 PORTLAND — What slow start? The Portland Timbers have recovered and then some.A 15-match unbeaten streak has moved the Timbers into second place in the Western Conference behind FC Dallas. The streak started with a 3-2 victory at home over Minnesota on April 8.The latest win was a 3-0 victory over the Philadelphia Union last weekend that gave the Timbers their longest MLS undefeated streak since they also went 15 games without a loss in 2013. Portland is the only team with two streaks that long. The longest unbeaten streak is 19 games, set in 2010 by Dallas.Portland’s streak is also the longest in the league this season.“Everyone is buying into what we’re preaching,” goalkeeper Jeff Attinella said. “Everyone is fighting each game and we’re taking each game just as seriously as the last one. We’re just going to try and keep it rolling.”It has been a dramatic shift from the start of the season when the Timbers started with five games on the road — because of construction at Providence Park — and were unable to come home with a win. Smith spent the past two seasons at Bournemouth after starting his career in the youth system at Liverpool. He debuted for Liverpool during the 2013-14 season and, after being loaned to Swindon Town for a season, returned to Liverpool and made 10 appearances during the 2015-16 season before moving on to Bournemouth. Subscribe Today And home has been key to Portland’s success. The Timbers (10-3-7) have yet to drop a game at home this season. In fact, the team has not lost at home in 16 regular-season matches dating back to last season.“We are doing well,” said Diego Valeri, the league’s reigning MVP who leads Portland with eight goals this season. “I am very happy about the run we’re having.”Portland, which has 14 games left, is heading into a Cascadia Cup rivalry match at home this Saturday against the Whitecaps, who sit in seventh place in the West. But first Vancouver faces Toronto FC in the first leg of the Canadian Championship on Wednesday night.The Cascadia Cup is the three-way rivalry between the Timbers, Whitecaps and Seattle Sounders that was started by rivalry groups before the teams joined MLS. Portland and Seattle sit atop the table with three points apiece, while Vancouver has none. Share: The Columbian is becoming a rare example of a news organization with local, family ownership. Subscribe today to support local journalism and help us to build a stronger community. By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Share: Portland Timbers’ Fanendo Adi, second from right, celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal. A fifteen-match unbeaten streak has moved the Timbers into second place in the Western Conference behind FC Dallas. Sean Meagher/The Oregonian By ANNE M. PETERSON, Associated Press GO Receive latest stories and local news in your email:last_img read more

Power cuts likely as Norochcholai breaks down again

The Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy said that there could be an interruption to the electricity supply in parts of the country due to a breakdown of a generator at the Norochcholai coal power plant.The second generator at the Lakvijaya Norochcholai coal power plant suffered a breakdown this afternoon, the Power and Renewable Energy Ministry said. Several breakdowns had occurred at the Norochcholai coal power plant in the past as well. The breakdown was as a result of a technical malfunction. The power plant was constructed by Chinese funding and is maintained by Chinese and local engineers. (Colombo Gazette) read more