Freddy Adu and Omar Bravo Join Ronaldinho And Rooney As The Cover Athletes For EA’s Fifa Soccer 06




Freddy Adu and Omar Bravo join Ronaldinho and


Rooney as the cover athletes for EA’s FIFA Soccer 06

 



Cream of
World Soccer Talent Endorses Best Selling Sports Game


 


REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – August
10, 2005 – Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS), the world’s leading interactive
entertainment software company, announces Freddy Adu, Ronaldinho, and Omar Bravo
as the North American cover stars for FIFA
Soccer 06
by EA SPORTS™, due for release this fall.
FIFA

Soccer
, EA’s top-selling sports
franchise, also announced major enhancements to the gameplay and management
modes aimed at making FIFA Soccer 06,
“The Total Soccer Experience.”

 


EA SPORTS
FIFA Soccer 06
brings the TOTAL
SOCCER experience to your fingertips. It delivers a combination of attacking
gameplay, complete customization, the deepest manger mode ever and pure
authenticity.  Intuitive gameplay enables you to command every move of your
player with pinpoint accuracy.  Passing, shooting and tackling is now more
responsive than ever and enables you to trap, shield and dribble like a
world-class soccer player.  


Adu exploded into the world of
professional soccer as the youngest U.S. athlete to sign a pro team sports
contract in the last 100 years when he signed with Major League Soccer in
November 2003. Already MLS’s highest paid player, he was coveted by many major
European clubs before signing with DC United as the number 1 over draft pick at
the 2004 MLS SuperDraft. A regular with the U.S. National Team programs, Adu has
represented the US at under-17 and under-20 World Championships and will almost
certainly go on to play an important role for the senior team in the near
future.


“I’m so excited to be on the
cover of EA’s FIFA 2006,” said Freddy Adu. It’s like being in the soccer hall of
fame when you are in the company of some of the past athletes that have made the
cover. I never thought that EA could make FIFA any better, but again, they keep
blowing me away each year and I can’t believe that I am on the cover of the best
game out there!”


 


Ronaldinho, 25, was named FIFA
World Player of the Year in 2004 and played an integral part of the Brazil’s
1999 Copa America team at the age of 19.. Ronaldinho currently stars for FC
Barcelona where he inspired the club to win the La Liga in the 2004/2005 season.


 


“I feel very privileged to be
asked to be featured in another FIFA Soccer
release,” said Ronaldinho. “The game gives me the opportunity to play the
matches I want to play every day of the week – even while away from the field.”


Omar Bravo, 24, is widely
considered to be one of the most exciting young players on the world stage. He
is already a key player for his home club, Chivas Guadalajara and is now a
regular in the Mexican national team. With 12 goals in the Clausura 2005 and a
further six goals during the Copa Libertadores, Bravo has already proven his
credentials as a clinical goal scorer.


FIFA 06

was developed by a multi-national team at the EA Canada studio in Vancouver,
B.C., and is scheduled to ship on the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment
system, the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft, the Nintendo GameCube™,
PC-CD, PSP™ handheld entertainment system, Game Boy® Advance and Nintendo DS™. 
EA SPORTS FIFA 06 will also
become available for mobile. For further product information please visit:




www.fifa06.ea.com


 


 


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