The Seattle Reign FC forward is one of 10 finalists (and the only American) in the running for the highest individual honor in women's soccer.
Last week, Megan Rapinoe took home an ESPY award honoring the best player in the National Women’s Soccer League.
The Seattle Reign FC forward was recognized on a more global stage on Tuesday.
Rapinoe was one of 10 players — and the only American — to be nominated for FIFA’s Best Women’s Player award, the top individual honor in women’s soccer. She joined England’s Lucy Bronze, Denmark’s Pernille Harder, Norway’s Ada Hegerberg, France’s Amandine Henry and Wendie Renard, Australia’s Samantha Kerr, Japan’s Saki Kumagai, Germany’s Dzsenifer Marozsan and Brazil’s Marta on the short list.
The winner will be decided via the vote of national team captains (25 percent), national team head coaches (25 percent), a public fan ballot (25 percent) and international media (25 percent).
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FIFA will announce three finalists in early September, and the award will be presented at a ceremony in London on Sept. 24.
Rapinoe, 33, has scored seven goals in 13 appearances for the Reign this season. She has notched 37 goals since joining the club in 2013.