FIFA 14: Teams That Will Be Most Fun to Play with in Next Addition to Series

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistJune 5, 2013

BARCELONA, SPAIN - MAY 19: Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona with a dummy holds his son thiago during the celebration after winning the Spanish League after the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Valladolid CF at Camp Nou on May 19, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
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Nothing is more fun than cracking open a new edition of FIFA, scrolling over to a team that made a ton of exciting summer signings and challenging a buddy to a game. Few things keep players coming back to the annual series more than seeing how their team will look with all of the roster changes. 

We may be early in the transfer season, but we've already seen some huge transfer moves. Thus, it isn't too early to start speculating which teams will be the most fun to play with in FIFA 14

Get excited, folks.



Uh, duh. 

With the addition of Neymar already this summer, it doesn't really matter what other moves the Catalan team makes, or if players like David Villa or Cesc Fabregas end up leaving the club. The chance to play with Neymar and Lionel Messi will make Barcelona the first team most people choose to take for a spin. 

Let's be honest, folks—playing with Barca in FIFA 13 wasn't all that fun, at least not if you aren't a hardcore supporter of the team. They don't have a ton of speed out wide and replicating their tiki-taka style isn't nearly as much fun as, say, playing the counter-attacking style of Real Madrid. 

At least not in my opinion.

But having Neymar down on the left wing should change all that. Few teams should be more fun to use than Barca this year. 


Bayern Munich

The Bavarian squad was already fun to play with. I'm a huge fan of the 4-2-3-1 formation, and when you add Bayern Munich's stacked roster and aggressive tactics, you have one of the most dangerous teams in the game.

Now, you can add Mario Götze to that attack. Plus, there is the possibility that players like Robert Lewandowski or Luis Suarez could be joining the German side at some point this summer. If you think the club is satisfied with this treble, think again—they'll be restocking to repeat this year's epic finish. 

In other words, they'll be a blast to use next year. 



It's amazing what a little bit of money—and by a little, I mean millions upon millions of euros—can do. Look no further than recently-promoted and suddenly cash-flush Monaco, which has already added Radamel Falcao, Ricardo Carvalho, James Rodriguez, Joao Moutinho and Nicolas Isimat-Mirin. 

Oh, and the club probably isn't done, either. Much like how Paris Saint-Germain became a very entertaining side to use after last summer's shopping spree, expect plenty of players to be utilizing France's Monaco next season as the club continues its renovation. 


A Few Honorable Mentions

Manchester City are bringing in Jesus Navas and have been linked to star striker Edinson Cavani and Malaga playmaker Isco.

Chelsea are sure to make some changes with new manager Jose Mourinho.

Real Madrid will likely do everything in its power to land Gareth Bale after missing out on Neymar. 

Paris Saint-Germain will probably be big spenders once more. 

There will be plenty of movement in Europe, folks, and new faces in already stacked places means nothing but fun times for FIFA players.