FIFA announced the candidates for the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup Golden Ball Winner, awarded to tournament's Most Valuable Player. Among the candidates to be voted on by journalists are Clint Dempsey, who has twice won Man of the Match honors, and Landon Donovan. The full list:
Brazi - Kaka, Luis Fabiano, Robinho
South Africa - Bernie Parker, Steven Pienaar
Spain - Fernando Torres, David Villa, Xavi
USA - Clint Dempsey, Landon Donovan
A few decent names...