The US women's national team saw a number of players turn in big performances en route to winning the Women's World Cup earlier this summer, and five of them were considered to be among the tournament's very best.
FIFA announced on Monday its Technical Study Group's selection of 23 players that comprised the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup All-Star Squad, and the handful of Americans that made the cut were Golden Ball winner Carli Lloyd, Golden Glove recipient Hope Solo, centerback Julie Johnston, left back Meghan Klingenberg, and veteran midfielder Megan Rapinoe.
Solo, Johnston, and Klingenberg each played every minute of all seven US games in the tournament while Rapinoe contributed two goals and two assists in her time on the field. Lloyd, meanwhile, led Jill Ellis' side in scoring with six goals, three of which came via a historic hat-trick in the World Cup final rout of Japan.
2015 FIFA Women's World Cup All-Star Squad:
Goalkeepers: Nadine Angerer (GER), Karen Bardsley (ENG), Hope Solo (USA)
Defenders: Saori Ariyoshi (JPN), Lucy Bronze (ENG), Kadeisha Buchanan (CAN), Steph Houghton (ENG), Julie Johnston (USA), Meghan Klingenberg (USA), Wendie Renard (FRA)
Midfielders and forwards: Ramona Bachmann (SUI), Lisa De Vanna (AUS), Amandine Henry (FRA), Elise Kellond-Knight (AUS), Eugénie Le Sommer (FRA), Carli Lloyd (USA), Anja Mittag (GER), Aya Miyama (JPN), Megan Rapinoe (USA), Mizuho Sakaguchi (JPN), Celia Sasic (GER), Elodie Thomis (FRA), Rumi Utsugi (JPN).