+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 22 of 22

Thread: Leagues to load to manage USA

  1. #1
    Banned
    Join Date
    24th May 2009
    Location
    mudsterman - The first person to correctly guess the meaning of ahmufcwafc's username!
    Posts
    116

    Default Leagues to load to manage USA

    Hey guys, I am thinking of a game as USA manager and was wondering what leagues to load to give me the best experciance possible. I want a reasonably large pool of players to choose from, preferbly in an active league, and for the other major CONCACAF sides to be competitive. I can run only one playble league, and four view-only on a small d/b due to a crap PC. I was thinking of USA, Mexico, Canada (if availible), England and Australia (not sure, but may be a few players there as they speak english?). Does this sound good to you guys?

  2. #2
    Third Team
    Join Date
    1st February 2009
    Location
    Perth Australialand PSN: Saxonaitor XBL: AngloSaxx
    Posts
    6,058

    Default Re: Leagues to load to manage USA

    hmmm 1 playable ( your Favourite League or the MLS) 4 view only (Brazil, England, ?France?, Argentina)

  3. #3
    Semi Pro
    Join Date
    25th April 2009
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    3,414

    Default Re: Leagues to load to manage USA

    I dont have the US Leagues on at all, and I can still manage USA if I was offered the job. I have all main Premier Leagues on from all over Europe.

  4. #4
    Banned
    Join Date
    24th May 2009
    Location
    mudsterman - The first person to correctly guess the meaning of ahmufcwafc's username!
    Posts
    116

    Default Re: Leagues to load to manage USA

    Thanks, that sounds okay, my only question is whther the other North American teams will still be competitive without thire leagues loaded? Also, do you know if the US are often invited to the Copa America in-game as one of the two guest teams?

  5. #5
    Banned
    Join Date
    24th May 2009
    Location
    mudsterman - The first person to correctly guess the meaning of ahmufcwafc's username!
    Posts
    116

    Default Re: Leagues to load to manage USA

    Wiitastic, thats is good, but are most of the US players actually playing matches at club level? I usally pick players based on form which I can't see if they are in a non-viewable league?

  6. #6
    Part-Timer
    Join Date
    11th July 2007
    Location
    Belgium
    Posts
    1,908

    Default Re: Leagues to load to manage USA

    If you want to go for a long term game you really should take the US leagues. Maybe use "retain american players" too. And players that are in non loaded leagues still play games btw.

  7. #7
    Semi Pro
    Join Date
    16th November 2004
    Location
    in a Kuwaiti wonderland
    Posts
    3,788

    Default Re: Leagues to load to manage USA

    How about Germany? There are a few playing there. And also some Scandinavian league's have a few U.S. players, namely Denmark and Sweden.

  8. #8
    Banned
    Join Date
    24th May 2009
    Location
    mudsterman - The first person to correctly guess the meaning of ahmufcwafc's username!
    Posts
    116

    Default Re: Leagues to load to manage USA

    Okay, didn't know that DivineOne, but will I be able to get an indication of whether they have been playing well?

  9. #9
    Part-Timer
    Join Date
    11th July 2007
    Location
    Belgium
    Posts
    1,908

    Default Re: Leagues to load to manage USA

    You're able to see their stats in the profile screen. You can't see the matches themselves offcourse but the stats like games played, goals, assists, average rating, ... .

  10. #10
    Banned
    Join Date
    24th May 2009
    Location
    mudsterman - The first person to correctly guess the meaning of ahmufcwafc's username!
    Posts
    116

    Default Re: Leagues to load to manage USA

    Oh, thats great, thanks for that. I am also thinking of loading the SPL as Rangers have a couple of players. Australia seem useless so I have dropped them from my list, and the Canadian league is not on FM. So thta leaves with the top leagues from USA, England, Scotland and Mexico (The only other NA league included.) Am still thinking for the final league, Brazil is one idea as there do not seem to be many other usefull options.

  11. #11
    Banned
    Join Date
    24th May 2009
    Location
    mudsterman - The first person to correctly guess the meaning of ahmufcwafc's username!
    Posts
    116

    Default Re: Leagues to load to manage USA

    Thanks for your help guys, went with Brazil in the end. Maybe we should have a sticky thread for questions like this in the GPTG forum?

  12. #12

    Default Re: Leagues to load to manage USA

    Canada isn't available.

    Definitely load Mexico. Obviously load MLS.

    Player-wise, the USA has players playing in the following countries (according to Wikipedia): Norway, Germany, Sweden, Portugal, Denmark, England, Spain.

    Given what you have said about your PC, I would probably pick the following:
    USA (MLS) - playable
    Mexico (top two) - view only
    England (top two) - view only
    Germany (top two) - view only
    Denmark (top only) - view only

    If you feel it won't slow things down too much you could also load:
    Spain (top two) - view only
    Portugal (top only) - view only
    Sweden (top only) - view only

    Small database and make sure you load all players from USA.

    That's based on the players listed as recently having played for USA on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_...al_soccer_team

    C.

  13. #13
    Amateur
    Join Date
    11th January 2008
    Location
    Middlesbrough
    Posts
    792

    Default Re: Leagues to load to manage USA

    I managed USA once and i only had England loaded

  14. #14

    Default Re: Leagues to load to manage USA

    Ah, I'm too late!

    I think I loaded this post up earlier this morning and forgot about it until now.

    C.

  15. #15
    Part-Timer
    Join Date
    11th July 2007
    Location
    Belgium
    Posts
    1,908

    Default Re: Leagues to load to manage USA

    Quote Originally Posted by CarlHighfield View Post
    I managed USA once and i only had England loaded
    It's possible in the beginning of the game. But you should try it in 2020 or something. Barely any players left. Played with Ivory Coast myself in 2014, there were only 2 ivorian GK's left in the game. A 36yo and a 18yo that was really bad.

  16. #16
    Amateur
    Join Date
    23rd May 2009
    Posts
    473

    Default Re: Leagues to load to manage USA

    Could you not load all platers in USA in this example rather than this?

  17. #17
    Amateur
    Join Date
    17th June 2009
    Posts
    0

    Default Re: Leagues to load to manage USA

    i once managed ivory coast but didn't have the french league loaded and didn't have a keeper. i had to use a greyed out player, and because he's an international player not a club player, i couldn't offer him a contract.

  18. #18
    Part-Timer
    Join Date
    11th July 2007
    Location
    Belgium
    Posts
    1,908

    Default Re: Leagues to load to manage USA

    Quote Originally Posted by jw252 View Post
    i once managed ivory coast but didn't have the french league loaded and didn't have a keeper. i had to use a greyed out player, and because he's an international player not a club player, i couldn't offer him a contract.
    You don't need to have the french league loaded for Copa.

    Quote Originally Posted by DR.ogba View Post
    Could you not load all platers in USA in this example rather than this?
    That's only good for the start of the game. Loading all players for a country doesn't enable making regens for it.

  19. #19
    Amateur
    Join Date
    14th July 2006
    Location
    Steam sucks!
    Posts
    363

    Default Re: Leagues to load to manage USA

    Quote Originally Posted by DivineOne View Post
    That's only good for the start of the game. Loading all players for a country doesn't enable making regens for it.
    Are you sure? When I have loaded all players from small countries like Guam or Turkmenistan they have produced enough regens to make their national teams available 30 years on.

  20. #20
    Amateur
    Join Date
    15th November 2008
    Location
    www.fmnorthamerica.com
    Posts
    157

    Default Re: Leagues to load to manage USA

    I recently started a new game in which I'm only going to manage the U.S. I'd recommend running the MLS as playable and maybe Mexico as view only. I wouldn't bother with any others.

    To help my crappy laptop along I chose a small database and loaded only all of the Americans. If you want to load more you can the other big CONCACAF nations: Mexico, Costa Rica, Honduras, Canada, El Salvador, Trinidad & Tobago, Canada, etc.

  21. #21
    Amateur
    Join Date
    22nd November 2004
    Location
    Leicestershire
    Posts
    656

    Default Re: Leagues to load to manage USA

    Quote Originally Posted by Frame View Post
    Are you sure? When I have loaded all players from small countries like Guam or Turkmenistan they have produced enough regens to make their national teams available 30 years on.
    On an experiment I did I altered some things in the editor for the Cook Islands, and retained all of their players, but they just didn't produce any regens. I've also noticed on my save game when I've retained some of their players that they're not producing regens.

    I've had no problems with other countries though.

  22. #22
    Third Team
    Join Date
    24th February 2005
    Location
    FMS 2007 Writer of the Year
    Posts
    9,933

    Default Re: Leagues to load to manage USA

    I just started a game for the purposes of managing the U.S. and went with the following:

    Medium database

    USA (top) - playable
    Mexico (top) - playable
    England (top two) - playable
    France (top two) - playable
    Germany (top two) - playable
    Italy (top two) - playable
    Spain (top two) - playable

    I used "Options | Detail Level" to turn those leagues down to "None" detail, while cranking up to "Full Detail" all of the International tournaments, MLS, and the other U.S./CONCACAF competitions.

    You might also want to add a couple of fringe countries which have current U.S.N.T. members in them - I think Denmark (top), Scotland (top), and Norway (top), in addition to the leagues crouchaldinho indicated.

    In addition, I ticked "Load all players from" not just the U.S., but from all CONCACAF nations, to give myself the best possible experience in World Cup Qualifying and the Gold Cup.

    Hope that helps!

    (The reason I went "Playable" instead of "View Only" is that that gives those leagues more AI movement, which leads to better opportunities for your American players down the line. Also, even "None" detail, I think, gives better starts, injuries, fitness, etc, for those leagues than does "View Only".)

+ Reply to Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts