Summary: First off I'm a huge fan of soccer and appreciate it when a company releases a game that recreates the feel of watching a good match up. This game however is more of an arcade type game and I knew that going into the purchase. I was not disappointed. There are a huge number of licensed teams to play and the XBOX version has goofy teams like the Navy SEALS and SWAT team.
Summary: If any sport could benefit from a bit of Midway craziness, then soccer, the sport the world calls football, is it. It's nonstop, back and forth action, gives soccer the same kind of appeal as hockey and Hitz worked out fine for Midway. So what happened here? It looks like Midway wanted to capitalize on the soccermania that would be dominating the globe during the World Cup which is why we get real players and a comprehensive roster of nations.