Crew SC must-haves in your FIFA 18 Ultimate Team

International break? Midweek blues? Can't wait until Columbus Crew SC's home match on March 31 against Vancouver Whitecaps FC?

Not to worry, EA SPORTS FIFA 18 is here to help. With Crew SC gamer Graham "Skamzz" Ellix qualified and en route to Boston for next week's eMLSCup at PAX East there's no better time than now to fire up the console and kickoff with Crew SC.

Plus, you have a chance to help build Skamzz's competitive side while being entered to win an official Crew SC replica jersey.

FIFA has added some updates to MLS squads, and the newest ratings have Columbus sprinkled throughout.

Crew SC's scoring leader Gyasi Zardes is making waves at MAPFRE Stadium as well as in FIFA. While its still early, the Black & Gold frontman is second in the Golden Boot race (three goals) and tied for fifth in shots taken (14). Digitally, the Columbus man is flexing more than just iconic bleached hair: he's the second most-used player in FIFA Ultimate Team and is the second-highest scorer in FUT.

Crew SC's 71-overall-rated tip of the spear has got to be a lock for your team too.

Crew SC Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalter has helped us build our team, by sticking with what's been successful through the club's season-opening four-match unbeaten run (3 wins, 1 draw). All four games have featured *almost* identical starting XI's (the only changes have come with Wil Trapp and Zack Steffen's absence last week after being called up to the U.S. Men's National Team).

The strong run of form shows off the strength of Berhalter's real-life Ultimate Team, if you will. Obviously chemistry is as high as can be, but the combination of high-70s rated Pedro Santos and Federico Higuain are poised perfectly with Zardes up top. Check out our mock-up starting squad from FutHead.com — while noting that Crew SC Young DP and MLSsoccer.com Week 4 Team of the Week defender Milton Valenzuela is not yet available in FUT (ahem, EA Sports?), so we replaced him with the next-highest rated full back, Hector Jimenez.

So, seeing Berhalter's squad below as it would be rated in FUT, who makes your team for Skamzz? 

Get those entries into him, your chance to win an official replica jersey depends on it.

In search of No. 15 in the club's current multi-season unbeaten run, Crew SC returns to MAPFRE Stadium to host the Vancouver Whitecaps on March 31 at 3 p.m. ET.

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