29. Becky Sauerbrunn
There’s not a lot left to be said about Sauerbrunn. At 34, she still possesses the quality and experience which has continued to ensure she has been a key player in the USA’s success this year. Sauerbrunn missed the opening game of the World Cup against Thailand through injury but returned to play 90 minutes in every one of their six games after that. The sight of Sauerbrunn on the floor with blood trickling down her face in the final summed up her never say die attitude, her no nosense mentality and one of many reasons why the defender has been a mainstay in two World Cup winning sides. Despite international commitments, she managed 14 appearances for Utah Royals and even popped up with her first goal for the club.
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