FIFA 2002: Major League Soccer

Strategy Guide/Walkthrough/FAQ


Easy win

If you are losing a game in world class mode, pause the game. Choose "Side Select" from the pause menu, then move your controller under our opponent's name. Then, score your own goals as that team.

Fake cross over

While kicking, hold L2 + R2 and your player will fake a cross over.

Better passes

Press Square instead of X to pass and the ball should go over defenders. Note the arrow color to judge what a pass will do. White arrows indicate the pass will go through. Blue arrows will indicate that a pass will be blocked or stolen. You can also press L2 and/or R2 to curve the pass. Press the Left Analog-stick to control the passing direction. You can also use the D-pad to take control over passes.

Cheat mode

At the rewards screen, press Square to access the cheat options that can be unlocked during game play:

    Big Melon

    Win the European Champions' Cup. This cheat gives all players big heads.

    Crazy Ball

    Win the EFA Trophy. Press Square to make the ball move in a crazy path when it is passed.

    Stay N Play

    Win the European Championships. The ball will always rebound from the touchline.

    They All Fall Down

    Win the Copa America. Your players will all fall down if the ball remains in possession for too long.

    Eye Catcher

    Win the Gold Cup. The ball will be giant sized.


    Win the Champion's League (ECC) and whatever League Title (i.e. Premeireship) under professional mode. All the lads are gone out for a pint and only five players remain. Its indoor footie at its finest. There are also no bookings.

    From Outside

    Win the Champion's League (ECC) and whatever League Title (i.e. Premeireship) under professional mode. From outside the 18 yard box, if you put the ball in the onion bag, the goal is worth two.

Bonus tournaments

Win the following World Cup qualifications to unlock the corresponding bonus tournaments:

    AFC: Asians Nations Cup
    CONCEBOL: Gold Cup
    CONCACAF: Copa America
    UEFA: European Championships (Euro 2004)

Complete all rewards except the last locked one to unlock the FIFA Confederations Cup.


Win the following events to unlock the corresponding player picture:

    AFC World Cup qualification: Myung Bo Hong
    UEFA World Cup qualification: Francesco Totti
    CONMEBOL World Cup qualification: Roberto Carlos
    CONCACAF World Cup qualification: Ruud Van Nistelrooy
    EFA: Nuno Gomez
    European Championship Cup: Iker Casillas
    European Championship: Thierry Henry
    Copa America: Henrik Larsson
    Gold Cup: Thomasz Rodzinski
    FIFA Confederations: Steve Marlet
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