No less than four U.S. ladies are on the shortlist for the 2012 FIFA Ballon d’Or, but I'm torn over who should win. The obvious choice for me would be Alex Morgan, but then I notice that Abby Wambach has never even finished higher than third in the voting. I'm not usually one for the "lifetime achievement Oscar in a standard category" voting, so I take it down to the essential question: which one could the USWNT do without less? Urgh. It's a tough call any way you slice it.
- Greg Seltzer