[AWARDS] Seven players -- including Americans Hope Solo and Abby Wambach -- who spent 2009 in Women's Professional Soccer are among 10 players nominated for the FIFA Women’s World Player 2010.
The nominations include three players from WPS champion FC Gold Pride -- Camille Abily, who has since returned to France, Marta and Christine Sinclair.
WPS champion FC Gold Pride coach Albertin Montoya and U.S. women's national team coach Pia Sundhage are among 10 coaches nominated for the new FIFA Coach of the Year award for women's soccer.
The winners will be revealed at the annual FIFA awards gala Jan. 10, 2011, at the Zurich Kongresshaus.
FIFA Women’s World Player 2010:
Camille Abily (France)
Fatmire Bajramaj (Germany)
So Yun Ji (Korea Republic)
Birgit Prinz (Germany)
Caroline Seger (Sweden)
Christine Sinclair (Canada)
Kelly Smith (England)
Hope Solo (USA)
Abby Wambach (USA)
FIFA World Coach of the Year-Women's Soccer 2010:
Bruno Bini (France/France national team)
In Cheul Choi (South Korea Republic, South Korea U-20 national team)
Maren Meinert (Germany/Germany U-20 national team)
Albertin Montoya (USA/ FC Gold Pride)
Silvia Neid (Germany/Germany national team)
Hope Powell (England/England national team)
Norio Sasaki (Japan/Japan national team)
Bernd Schroeder (Germany/FFC Turbine Potsdam)
Pia Sundhage (Sweden/USA national team)
Beatrice von Siebenthal (Switzerland/Switzerland national team)