The game itself is tons of fun, if you have friends you could find yourself playing several games before stopping. Though there isn't much to keep a lone player entertained, there is plenty to do online (if you find someone that is). EA did a great job improving on the gameplay elements, but the repetitive and bland single-player experience really takes away from what could have been one of the best Street games.
So if you're a Soccer fanatic and want to play with your favorite players in a different setting, go for it. If you have a lot of friends they will enjoy this, but someone that is just looking to play by themselves, 411 would say give this a rental before putting money down to buy it.