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FM20 Updated USA Database with College Soccer

Revised the FM20 database as the default setup does not reflect real life in USA.

By on Apr 20, 2020   17632 views   10 comments
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Size: 3.0 MB / Added: 2020-04-20
Football Manager 2020 League Updates - FM20 Updated USA Database with College Soccer
The reality is that the current USA database does not reflect real life so this is a custom database designed to adapt to the real life soccer in USA.

  • Soccerway
  • Top Drawer Soccer
  • Various College Soccer Team Roster webpages
  • Transfermarkt
  • Youtube and Twitter accounts of the players added into the game where possible
  • USA DA Academy Pages


MLS - still set up as default
USL Championship - set with 18 teams - Western Conference is Current for 2020, Eastern Conference is not accurate as Nashville leaves following 2019 and the team that replaces Nashville is random. Miami FC has replaced the Fury. San Diego replaces Fresno.
USL League One - Revolution II replaces Lansing. No major changes.

Roster rules USL Championship/League One - 35 player max but 5 players must be U21. 7 foreign player limit. So many players must be domestic homegrown but no rules regarding club homegrown. NPSL and USL League 2 have similar rules but no roster registration.

Now the main thing is that the fourth tier has been replaced with NCAA Division 1/2 soccer. Not all teams are finished right now as it takes 3 to 4 hours per day to do a entire team and this is a time consuming process given that not all teams disclose a player's date of birth.

Various youth prospects have been added as well for some of the teams. These players are likely future stars and/or confirmed commitments for colleges that have rosters done and finished. Player potential is loosely based on Top Drawer Soccer.

A few domestic player agencies have been added.

A few new injuries included - some may be certain to end a player's professional career.

Notable Issues

Dates of Births for some of the youth and college players added in the database may not be accurate.
Positions that they play may not be accurate.

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Size: 3.0 MB / Added: 2020-04-20
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Discussion: FM20 Updated USA Database with College Soccer

10 comments have been posted so far.

  • JakaylaHorn's avatar
    For a long time, I thought that when you read the database, you find big differences with how things really are. Because of these discrepancies, students did not see the real picture of enrollment. Now that all the inaccuracies have been corrected, it is possible to objectively assess the whole situation with education. This year I am going to college and am choosing among accredited colleges in florida, which I recently found on the official website of the U.S.A. I would like to study law and work with criminal law. I would like to hear advice from those trained in this specialty.
  • ColeHerman's avatar
    How long ago did you update the database? I would like to be sure that this is the one that is as accurate as possible right now.
  • gate13's avatar
    hi are you releasing your file for fm21 please?
  • WhiteHorse's avatar
    is it possible to do it for FM 21?
  • Flonne Rembert's avatar
    Big changes for FM 2021 - merged database with one with YellowSweatyGorillia and new version that is designed to work that database will come after the 2021 version is released.
  • Flonne Rembert's avatar
    New update 5/14 - because of the game frequently crashing on test runs, the USL League 2 and NPSL leagues are no longer playable until further notice.
  • Flonne Rembert's avatar
    May 9 update - added Azusa Pacific Roster - this leaves just 6 teams to go in NCAA California to be finished.
  • MunsterMagic2020's avatar
    Can't wait until it is done as this sounds like the coolest idea ever.
  • Flonne Rembert's avatar
    Database is not fully complete because not all teams are done yet. It takes 3 hours to get a team in the database. Not all colleges provide date of birth and USA does not make it mandatory for clubs to provide it.
  • MunsterMagic2020's avatar

    Couldn't find this on Steam. Is it complete. looks awesome
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