FIFA 20 Career Mode: Top 10 USA Wonderkids to sign – Weah, Pomykal, Sands & more

Searching for the next young star from the USA? These talents deserve a spot in your line-up.


It’s MLS Cup week in the USA, with Western Conference side Seattle Sounders facing off against the Eastern Conference’s Toronto FC.

In anticipation of the Cup Final this Sunday (10th November), we bring you the best young wonderkids from the USA.

These players have the potential to get better as you use them, thanks to the dynamic potential feature, so good performances and a good level of morale at the club will ensure that they meet their potentials.

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Timothy Weah (OVR 69 – POT 84)

Age: 18

Position: ST, LM

Club: LOSC Lille

Country: USA

Work rate: High/ Medium

Best stats: 87 acceleration, 87 sprint speed, 86 agility

Value: £2 million (release clause: £5.2 million)

Wage: £9,000 a week

Timothy Weah is son of former footballer, Ballon d’Or winner and president of Liberia, George Weah, so he has quite the legacy to live up to at Lille in Ligue 1.

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Weah doesn’t necessarily have a preferred role, but for the most part, he seems comfortable as a striker. Utilise his insane speed (87) to take on your opponents in Career mode.

Paxton Pomykal (OVR 69 – POT 84)

Age: 19

Position: CAM, CM, RM

Club: FC Dallas

Country: USA

Work rate: High/ High

Best stats: 82 balance, 81 agility, 79 stamina

Value: £2 million (release clause: £4.3 million)

Wage: £2,000 a week

Paxton Pomykal can play as an attacking midfielder, but he can also be deployed on the right wing.

After making his MLS debut in 2017, the rising star has shined bright, especially in the 2018-19 season where he made 14 appearances. He has been so good in fact, that he made the All-Star team as a commissioner pick to take on Atletico Madrid on July 31st in the MLS All-Star Game.

Josh Sargent (OVR 68 – POT 84)

Age: 19

Position: ST, RW

Club: SV Werder Bremen

Country: USA

Work rate: High/ Medium

Best stats: 78 acceleration, 77 sprint speed, 76 agility

Value: £1.7 million (release clause: £4 million)

Wage: £6,000 a week

Josh Sargent has started the 2019-20 season very well, scoring a brilliant goal in his first Bundesliga start of the season.

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The young striker wants to get as much playing time as possible at Werder Bremen, and is happy to settle for playing on the wing when the striker’s spot is taken up. In the words of his coach Kohfeldt, Sargent has every chance of becoming an impressive talent.

James Sands (OVR 66 – POT 84)

Age: 18

Position: CDM, CB

Club: New York City FC

Country: USA

Work rate: Medium/ High

Best stats: 69 standing tackle, 68 stamina, 68 interceptions

Value: £1.1 million (release clause: £2.4 million)

Wage: £900 a week

NYC FC’s first homegrown player James Sands had a breakout season for the club last year, but has missed the start of the 2019-20 season after suffering a broken collarbone in mid-August.

Sands’ potential of 86 makes him one of the best young prospects in FIFA 20. You can secure him by activating his release clause of £2.8 million and increasing his wage to £6,000 a week.

Sergino Dest (OVR 70 – POT 82)

Age: 18

Position: RB, LB

Club: Ajax

Country: USA

Work rate: High/ Medium

Best stats: 88 acceleration, 87 sprint speed, 86 agility

Value: £2.4 million (release clause: £3.8 million)

Wage: £2,000 a week

Sergino Dest’s speed and agility set him apart from most of his peers playing in the full-back position.

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Possessing an insane sprint speed (87) and level of agility (86), Dest has every chance to become a dominant player in the Dutch league as he matures as a player. He just needs to work on tracking back, with his medium defensive work rate being a liability on occasion.

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Julian Sims

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