Richland native Hope Solo, goalkeeper for the U.S. women's soccer team, finished eighth in voting for FIFA's women's player of the year.
Brazilian star Marta dominated the voting announced Monday, earning 38.2 percent of the voting. It was the fifth straight time the 24-year-old has been named world's top player.
She got more than twice the number of votes three-time winner Birgit Prinz (15.18).
"It's almost too good to be true," Marta said.
Abby Wambach of the U.S. was fifth with 6.25 percent.
Votes were cast by national team coaches and captains, plus reporters.