FIFA 23 American Wonderkids: Best USA teenagers to sign in Career Mode


FIFA 23 Joe Scally

America may be home to some of the greatest things in the world, but are they the ultimate home of wonderkids in FIFA 23?

From fast food to WWE, The American Dream may be an overplayed trope, but the hope of the footballing - or soccer - nation has certainly risen in recent years.

Qualifying for the World Cup and playing host in 2026, the new generation of USA stars are truly ready to take their place at the top of US soccer.

With that in mind, check below to discover the best US talents you can use in FIFA 23.

All ratings taken from sofifa, stats accurate as of Monday, 3 April

FIFA 23 American Wonderkids

The dream of the American soccer world is to squash the swarth of European powerhouses and place North America as the centre of the footballing world.

Whilst great strides have been made, the US' lacklustre performance at the 2022 World Cup has raised some suspicions over their legitimate challenge.

However, there are still plenty of top young stars that carry the hope of the nation moving forward, and these players listed below are certain to rise to the top either way in FIFA 23.

Gio Reyna (OVR 77 - POT 86)

Age: 19

Position: RM CAM LM

Team: Borussia Dortmund

A FIFA wonderkid for some time, Gio Reyna of Borussia Dortmund is a truly generational talent for the US.

Whilst injuries have continually hindered his development, Reyna is a still a top star with the world at his feet.

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TOP DOG - Reyna is a future star both in and out of the game

With a potential rating of 86 being carried in FIFA 23, it's clear that Reyna is still one of the best around for the US and he can once again become a world beater in this year's game.

Statistic highlights of 85 Dribbling and 84 Agility make Reyna the perfect attacking star to add to your team.

Yunus Musah (OVR 73 - POT 83)

Age: 19

Position: CM RM CDM

Team: Valencia

A rising star for the US National Team who impressed at the World Cup alongside Tyler Adam, Yunus Musah is a player tracked by many top clubs.

Currently at Valencia, 19-year-old Musah is very much learning his trade before flourishing, but he's certainly laying the ground work for a solid career.

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TOUGH TACKLER - Major clubs are tracking Musah

Musah may be young but his experience is vast and his 83 potential can easily be exceeded in FIFA 23 Career Mode.

82 Acceleration and 87 Sprint Speed for a midfielder certainly isn't bad, especially when you consider how much further this man can grow.

Ricardo Pepi (OVR 69 - POT 83)

Age: 19

Position: ST

Team: FC Groningen (on loan from FC Augsburg)

A striking superstar in FIFA 23 who can develop in a world beater, Ricardo Pepi is a man you need to keep an eye on.

Currently on loan with Groningen in Holland, Pepi is being cloesly watched by his parent club ahead of a potential breakout season in 23/24.

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RISING STAR - Ricardo Pepi is a "proper" number 9

In FIFA, Pepi is a deadly forward with a great mix of pace, finishing and agility, making him the perfect forward for your side.

With an initial valuation of £3.3 Million, he's also a certified bargain.

Joe Scally (OVR 71 - POT 82)

Age: 19

Position: RB

Team: Borussia Monchengladbach

Full-backs are all the rage these days and Joe Scally of Borussia Monchengladbach is the next hope of the US national team.

With Sergino Dest yet to realise his true potential, Scally is the perfect alternate option for the Americans to look to.

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STARTING STAR - Scally has played plenty of games in Germany

Scally is tremendously gifted in FIFA 23 and a real tough nut to crack, with his excellent range of stats make him an immediate asset.

With 85 Sprint Speed and 71 Crossing in his locker, Scally is the perfect flying full-back to create ample chances for your side.

Cade Cowell (OVR 67 - POT 82)

Age: 18

Position: LM ST RM

Team: SJ Earthquakes

The first and only star on this list to play in MLS, Cade Cowell is very much a man on the rise.

Plying his trade for the San Jose Earthquakes, Cowell is a dynamic attacking entity who can play anywhere across a front three.

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SAN JOSE SUPERSTAR - Cowell is shining in MLS

Cowell is still a little raw, given his age, but his talents are certain to blossom in the coming months.

With a great mix of stats in FIFA 23, we're confident that you can help this guy reach his full potential.

Damion Downs (OVR 62 - POT 82)

Age: 17

Position: ST CF

Team: FC Koln

A wonderkid in every definition of the word, Damion Downs has an ironic name given his future career trajectory.

Currenlty in Germany with FC Koln, Downs could very much be on the up in the years to come with the American forward showcasing a range of skills that no one wants to miss out on.

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ONLY WAY IS UP - Downs could, ironically, rise to the top

Standing at 6'4", Downs is very much a man of great height, with his general ball playing skill needing development in FIFA 23.

That being said, with a potential rating of 82, it's clear that Downs is set for a meteoric rise in the coming years.

American Wonderkids

It isn't just the stars listed above that can be potential heroes for the nation of stars and stripes, but these players will also do their best to reach their full potential:

Name
Age
Pos
OVR
POT
Justin Che
18
RWB, CB, RB
66
82
Caden Clark
19
CAM, CM, LW
65
82
Obed Vargas
16
CM, CDM, RM
64
81
Gabriel Slonina
18
GK
66
81
Caleb Wiley
17
LWB, LM
59
80
John Tolkin
19
LB, LWB, CDM
71
83

FIFA 23 Nation Wonderkids

America is the home of the brave and the beautiful, but there's more top wonderkids to be found from around the world of football.

Check out our guides below to check out the top young stars from these nations:

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