West Virginia's Buchanan nominated for top FIFA award

Three U.S. Women's World Cup champions -- Carli Lloyd, Megan Rapinoe and Hope Solo -- are on the 2015 FIFA Women's World Player of the Year short list. It also includes West Virginia University's Kadeisha Buchanan, who played for Canada and was named the top young player at the Women's World Cup.

U.S. women's coach Jill Ellis was also included on the 10-person list of finalists for Coach of the Year in women's soccer.

Solo and Rapinoe (both Seattle Reign) and Lloyd (Houston Dash) were among four NWSL players nominated. Also on the list is German keeper Nadine Angerer, the 2013 winner who has retired after finishing up the 2015 season with the Portland Thorns.

Women's Player of the Year Short List:
Nadine Angerer (Germany/Brisbane Roar/Portland Thorns)
Ramona Bachmann (Switzerland/FC Rosengard)
Kadeisha Buchanan (Canada/West Virginia University)
Amandine Henry (France/Lyon)
Eugenie Le Sommer (France/Lyon)
Carli Lloyd (USA/Houston Dash)
Aya Miyama (Japan/Okayama Yunogo Belle)
Megan Rapinoe (USA/Seattle Reign)
Celia Sasic (Germany/FFC Frankfurt)
Hope Solo (USA/Seattle Reign).

Coach of the Year, Women's Soccer Short List:
Calle Barrling (Sweden/Swedish U-19 national team)
Colin Bell (England/FFC Frankfurt)
Farid Benstiti (France/Paris Saint-Germain)
Jill Ellis (USA/USA national team)
Laura Harvey (England/Seattle Reign)
John Herdman (England/Canadian national team)
Gerard Precheur (France/Lyon)
Mark Sampson (Wales/English national team)
Norio Sasaki (Japan/Japanese national team)
Thomas Worle (Germany/Bayern Munich)
1 comment about " West Virginia's Buchanan nominated for top FIFA award".
  1. Terry Ellis, October 20, 2015 at 8:55 a.m.

    And the winner is----Carli LLoyd!!!!

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