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  1. How the Yanks voted in FIFA's award(s)

    Scott French

    FIFA's annual Ballon d'Or honors are voted upon by national team coaches, captains and select media. Here are how the votes for the men's World Player award, which went for the third straight year to the Argentine Barcelona star Lionel Messi, fell...

    Blog | January 09, 2012
  2. No awards for Wambach, Sundhage

    Scott French

    U.S. women's national team star Abby Wambach and head coach Pia Sundhage will have to be content with being finalists for FIFA's major women's honors. Japan, as expected, swept the women's awards at FIFA's Ballon d'Or gala Monday night in Zurich, wi...

    Blog | January 09, 2012
  3. Wambach is a FIFA finalist

    Scott French

    Hermosa Beach's Abby Wambach is a finalist for FIFA's Ballon d'Or women's player-of-the-year honor, joining former L.A. Sol forward Marta and Japan's Homare Sawa, who has starred in both U.S. pro league's, among the top three. Wambach, 31, was the...

    Blog | December 05, 2011
  4. FIFA shortlist includes Alex Morgan

    Scott French

    FIFA on Tuesday unveiled finalists for its women's Ballon d'Or award -- for global player of the year -- and it includes some of the usual suspects, five-time winner Marta and Japanese star Homare Sawa and star U.S. striker Abby Wambach. Plus Alex M...

    Blog | October 25, 2011
  5. Ballon d'Or balloting: The real blast

    Scott French

    What we learned from FIFA's Ballon d'Or festivities Monday night in Zurich: Mongolians love Abby Wambach. The Hermosa Beach-based striker picked up eight first-place votes in the Women's Player of the Year contest, and two came from Mongolian women'...

    Blog | January 10, 2011
  6. Barca dominates FIFA's top-player nominees

    Scott French

    First thought upon seeing the finalists for FIFA's Ballon d'Or award: Where's Wesley Sneijder? Three very deserving Barcelona stars -- midfielders Andres Iniesta and Xavi, the most prominent figures in Spain's World Cup triumph, and Argentine forwar...

    Blog | December 06, 2010