FIFA 20 Wonderkids: Best American & Canadian Players to Sign in Career Mode

There are some truly world-class talents emerging from the North American nations of Canada and the United States, many of which are proving to be wonderkids on FIFA 20.


Canada and the United States aren’t exactly known for their prowess on the football pitch – favouring other sports instead – but the nations appear to be coming around to the beautiful game. The MLS is going from strength-to-strength, with the United States Women’s National Soccer Team continuing to be the shining example of the sport on the North American continent.

Both countries have produced great players in the past, such as Julian de Guzman, Clint Dempsey, Dwayne De Rosario, Landon Donovan, Tim Howard, and Cobi Jones. But now, both teams have many incredibly talented wonderkids making their way to prominence in the sport all at once.


There’s a full slate of all of the best wonderkids from Canada and the USA in FIFA 20 at the foot of the article: those with the highest potential overall ratings feature in the main body of the article.

Choosing FIFA 20 Career Mode’s best Canadian and American wonderkids

The most important aspect considered when picking the best Canadian and American wonderkids in FIFA 20 Career Mode is the potential overall rating.

Those that feature in the body of the article have the highest POT, with the others listed in the table at the foot of the article having a potential rating of at least 81. All players in the article are 22-years-old or younger at the start of FIFA 20 Career Mode.

Alphonso Davies (OVR 73 – POT 88)

Team: FC Bayern Munich
Best Position: LW, LM, RM, RW
Age: 18
Overall/Potential: 73 OVR / 88 POT
Value (Release Clause): £7.5 million (£16.4 million)
Skill Moves: Four-Star
Best Attributes: 93 Acceleration, 87 Sprint Speed, 85 Agility

In January of last year, Alphonso Davies accepted the call from one of Europe’s elite clubs, Bayern Munich, who approached the Vancouver Whitecaps with a £9 million offer for the Ghanaian-born Canadian.

Davies was given a taste of the Bundesliga last season and at the start of this season, on the wings. However, with David Alaba being shifted to centre-back and Lucas Hernández suffering a long-term ankle injury, a space opened up at left-back, which Davies has held ferociously since the end of October.

The Canadian winger-turned-full-back has a fair overall rating of 73 and a hefty 88 POT, but as he’s only 18-years-old at the start of Career Mode, he can be signed for just over £16 million.

In FIFA 20, Davies is already a solid choice with a high/high work rate, four-star weak foot, four-star skill moves, 93 acceleration, 87 sprint speed, and 85 agility.

Jonathan David (OVR 76 – POT 88)

Team: KAA Gent
Best Position: LF, LS, CF, ST, RF, RS
Age: 19
Overall/Potential: 76 OVR / 88 POT
Value (Release Clause): £12 million (£20.7 million)
Skill Moves: Three-Star
Best Attributes: 83 Sprint Speed, 82 Acceleration, 81 Stamina, 81 Composure

Jonathan David might just be one of the most exciting and prolific young attackers in the world right now. He’s already scored 19 goals and ten assists in 35 games for KAA Gent this season, playing primarily from attacking midfield.

What’s most impressive, however, is his international record. For Canada, David already ranks eighth of all-time in goals for his country with 11 goals in 12 games. If he keeps up his strike rate, he’ll have equalled the record by the time he’s doubled his international cap count.

David is one of the best hidden gems in FIFA 20, with his strength and speed being the focus of his skill set at the start of Career Mode.

The Canadian’s best attributes are his five-star weak foot, high/high work rate, 81 stamina, 80 jumping, 82 acceleration, 83 sprint speed, 79 agility, 80 finishing, 71 heading accuracy, 79 dribbling, and 81 composure.

Tyler Adams (OVR 76 – POT 86)

Team: RB Leipzig
Best Position: LDM, CDM, RDM
Age: 20
Overall/Potential: 76 OVR / 86 POT
Value (Release Clause): £10.5 million (£19.7 million)
Skill Moves: Three-Star
Best Attributes: 86 Stamina, 84 Balance, 83 Jumping

In January of last season, Tyler Adams moved from one Red Bull club to another, crossing the Atlantic from the New York Red Bulls to play for RB Leipzig having notched three goals and ten assists in 74 games for the American outfit.

Adams broke into the RB Leipzig team immediately, taking up the starting defensive midfield role, but then he suffered a lengthy injury. Injuries persisted into this season until December, when Adams got his starting XI place back. That said, he has since suffered another injury.

Despite his middling overall rating of 76, Adams boasts a well-rounded set of attribute ratings as well as high/high work rate.

The American midfielder’s best attributes include his 84 balance, 83 jumping, 86 stamina, 79 agility, 74 interceptions, 74 defensive awareness, 77 short passing, and 76 standing tackle.

Weston McKennie (OVR 76 – POT 86)

Team: FC Schalke 04
Best Position: LCB, CB, RCB. LDM, CDM, RDM, LCM, CM, RCM
Age: 20
Overall/Potential: 76 OVR / 86 POT
Value (Release Clause): £11 million (£21.4 million)
Skill Moves: Three-Star
Best Attributes: 92 Jumping, 83 Stamina, 83 Strength

Weston McKennie flew over to Germany from the FC Dallas Academy way back in 2016 and has since broken into the FC Schalke 04 first-team and staked a claim as a regular in the starting XI.

Already with 78 games, two goals, and seven assists to his name for the Bundesliga club, McKennie has played all over the park this season. The American has featured in central midfield, at centre-back, in defensive midfield, and even on the right side of midfield.

In Career Mode, there are few other wonderkids who boast the power ratings of the 6’1’’ American. With 92 jumping, 83 stamina, 83 strength, 82 heading accuracy, and 82 aggression, McKennie is clearly best-suited to a role at centre-back in FIFA 20.

Christian Pulisic (OVR 80 – POT 86)

Team: Chelsea
Best Position: LW, LM, RM, RW
Age: 20
Overall/Potential: 80 OVR / 86 POT
Value (Release Clause): £18.5 million (£38.7 million)
Skill Moves: Four-Star
Best Attributes: 93 Acceleration, 87 Sprint Speed, 87 Agility

Borussia Dortmund are well-known for producing wave after wave of wonderkids, with one member from their latest batch being Christian Pulisic, who is originally from Pennsylvania.

Having tallied 19 goals and 26 assists in an astounding 127 games as a teenager for BvB, Pulisic was proving himself to be a solid buy for Chelsea this season. With six goals and six assists in 23 games for the new-look, youth-first squad under Frank Lampard, the American was playing well, but an adductor injury stopped the American’s progression.

Of all of the Canadian and American wonderkids in FIFA 20, Pulisic is the most first-team ready. He boasts an overall rating of 80 at the start of Career Mode, as well as a decent potential rating of 86.

As far as his best attributes go, Pulisic’s 86 dribbling, 83 ball control, 93 acceleration, 87 sprint speed, 87 agility, and 86 balance make him a real weapon to have from the start of Career Mode.

All the Best Canadian and American Wonderkids in FIFA 20

Here’s the complete list of all of the best Canadian and American wonderkids in FIFA 20 Career Mode.

Name Team Age Overall Potential Position
Alphonso Davies FC Bayern Munich 18 73 88 LM, RM, LB
Jonathan David KAA Gent 19 76 88 CAM, ST
Tyler Adams RB Leipzig 20 76 86 CDM, RWB
Weston McKennie FC Schalke 04 20 76 86 CM, CDM, CB
Christian Pulisic Chelsea 20 80 86 LW, RW, LM
Jesus Ferreira FC Dallas 18 68 85 ST, CM, CAM
James Sands New York City FC 18 66 84 CDM, CB
Timothy Weah LOSC Lille 19 69 84 ST, LM
Josh Sargent SV Werder Bremen 19 69 84 ST, RW
Giovanni Reyna Borussia Dortmund 16 59 83 LM, CAM
Paxton Pomykal FC Dallas 19 69 83 CAM, CM, RM
Omir Fernandez New York Red Bulls 20 64 82 LM, RM, CAM
Sergiño Dest Ajax 18 72 82 RB, LB
Ben Mines New York Red Bulls 19 61 82 RM, CAM
Cameron Carter-Vickers Tottenham Hotspur 21 69 81 CB
Chris Durkin Sint-Truidense VV (on loan from DC United) 19 67 81 CDM, CM
Keaton Parks New York City FC 21 70 81 CM, CDM
Jaylin Lindsey Sporting Kansas City 19 62 81 LB, RB
Reggie Cannon FC Dallas 21 70 81 RB
Stephen Eustáquio FC Paços de Ferreira 22 73 81 CDM, CM
Edwin Cerrillo FC Dallas 18 64 81 CDM, CM

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