Don't confuse parity for quality. The Frauen Bundesliga does more than stock pile talent. It's the breeding ground for some of the best teams and players Europe has produced. WPS is the top pro league in the world based on the illusion parity, but it has different goals for it's success. Grings was on the Ballon d'Or shortlist for the 09 season, not '07. Marta won with Grings not even in the top three . When you compare what the players did that year, there's no comparison. You can name genuinely super talented girls for such awards, but in less they have the platform to be seen it won't count for anything.