Timbers' Diego Chara selected to EA Sports FIFA 13 Ultimate Team of the Week

Chara one of seven MLS players listed among week’s top performers

Diego Chara, Timbers vs. FCD, 6.15.13

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PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Chara has been named to the EA SPORTS™ FIFA 13 Ultimate Team of the Week following his performance in the club’s 1-0 win over FC Dallas on June 15. The EA SPORTS™ FIFA 13 Ultimate Team of the Week is a group of players throughout the world selected each week for their high level of play.

Chara is one of seven MLS players featured on this week’s EA SPORTS™ FIFA 13 Ultimate Team of the Week, who also are joined by Boca Juniors (Argentina) midfielder Walter Erviti, UD Almería (Spain) midfielder Fernando Soriano, Girona CF (Spain) defender Moisés Pérez and midfielder Juanlu and Racing Club (Uruguay) defender Leonardo Miglionico. Click here for the full team of the week.

FIFA 13 Ultimate Team is the popular game mode within EA SPORTS FIFA that reflects the best recent real-world performances of the world’s best players. Over 3.4 million games of FIFA Ultimate Team are played daily, and each week, the world’s top performing players are selected to the FIFA 13 Ultimate Team of the Week and receive an “in form” item that increases the player’s attributes. Fans have the opportunity to collect Team of the Week players from in-game packs and then compete with those players on their FIFA Ultimate Team online against millions of other fans around the world on the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.

Chara started and played all 90 minutes in the Timbers’ victory over Western Conference-leader FC Dallas, and was also named to the MLSsoccer.com Team of the Week for Week 16 for his performance. He has started all 16 regular-season matches for Portland this season and ranks among league leaders with two game-winning assists.

From Cali, Colombia, Chara is one of six Timbers players on the fan ballot for the 2013 MLS All-Star Game and is a two-time MLSsoccer.com Team of the Week selection in 2013.

For more on the EA SPORTS™ FIFA 13 Ultimate Team, click here.