Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan headline a Ballon d’Or shortlist that features 4 US Women’s National Team stars

The shortlist of nominees for the Ballon d'Or — the most prestigious individual honor in all of soccer — was recently released, and it features some of the biggest stars from the 2019 World Cup.

US Women's National Team (USWNT) co-captains Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan — who were the first and second leading goal scorers at the World Cup this summer — headline the list. Teammate and World Cup breakout star Rose Lavelle and footwork virtuoso Tobin Heath round out the representation from Jill Ellis' 2019 World Cup roster.

Along with the USWNT stars on the list, legendary Brazilian striker Marta and prolific Australian scorer Sam Kerr, and are among the favorites to take home the award. Last year's winner, Ada Hegerberg, will once again look to capture soccer's top prize after enjoying yet another fantastic year for French club Lyon.

Check out the entire list of nominees below:

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