Four USWNT players named finalists for 2019 Ballon d’Or award
Four U.S. Women’s National Team players have been named as finalists for France Football magazine’s 2019 Ballon d’Or award, recognizing the best female player in the world.
The U.S. nominees include: midfielder Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC), midfielder Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit), forward Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride) and forward Megan Rapinoe (Reign FC).
The full list of nominees are as follows:
Lucy Bronze (Lyon), Ellen White (Manchester City), Sam Kerr (Chicago Red Stars), Nilla Fischer (Wolfsburg), Amandine Henry (Lyon), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride), Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal), Dzenifer Marozsan (Lyon), Pernille Harder (Wolfsburg), Sarah Bouhaddi (Lyon), Megan Rapinoe (Reign FC), Lieke Martens (Barcelona), Sari van Veenendal (Atletico Madrid), Wendie Renard (Lyon), Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit), Marta (Orlando Pride), Ada Hegerberg (Lyon), Kosovare Asllani, Sofia Jakobsson (both CD Tacon/Real Madrid), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns).
The award will be voted on by a collection of 50 soccer journalists from around the world with the finalists and winner being announced on Dec. 2 in Paris.
FIFA has published final audience data for the Women’s World Cup.
U.S. Soccer recently organized the first Girls Academy Director Course.
Octagon and the NWSL announced a consulting partnership.
Fifty-nine players, all born in 2005, have gathered at the National Development Center in Kansas City, Kan. for an Under-15 Girls’ Youth National Team Talent Identification Camp.
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