SI's Grant Wahl talks Ballon d'Or, Lionel Messi, Neymar, Carli Lloyd and Jordan Morris's future on SI Now.

By The SI Staff
January 12, 2016

Lionel Messi won his fifth Ballon d'Or on Monday, and Carli Lloyd was named FIFA Women's World Player of the Year, so SI's Grant Wahl joined SI Now to talk about the newly crowned royalty of world soccer. 

How and why did so many voters omit Messi from their ballots altogether (and Lloyd, for that matter)? How much further from the top is Messi's teammate, Neymar, who finished third behind Cristiano Ronaldo? What does winning the award do for Lloyd's legacy, and is the U.S. the heavy favorite to capture Olympic gold again this summer in Rio?

Wahl and SI Now's Maggie Gray then turn their focus to midweek Premier League action (headlined by Liverpool facing Arsenal) and U.S. men's national team forward Jordan Morris, who is training with Werder Bremen as he tries to decide on his club future.

Watch the entire interview above.

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