Why is it that EA sports limits the ways that people can play with friends.
Of course they never answer this directly and instead make you post to a message board that is full of other complaints.
How is it possible that I am unable to play a normal franchise with my friend on the other side of town?
How do more people not complain about this?
If you go to Franchise and select "Connected Franchise" you should be able to invite your friend across town to join it. You can set a password for the league so it's only you two as well. Make sure you set it to at least 2+ human players when setting up the league.