In order to make DLS our most secure version to date we’ve had to require that all players are online when using the majority of features in the game. This has the benefit of reducing unfair exploits which negatively impact everyone’s experience.
Additionally, maintaining an online connection means that all game progress is backed up on our servers and can be restored across devices. It also ensures a better quality game experience with faster bug fixes and a larger player base on the latest game version.
You can still access some sections whilst offline and you are able to play Exhibition matches.