France Football announced the 20-woman shortlist for the Ballon d'Or Femenin, with Megan Rapinoe the favourite to win the award.
Atlanta United coach Frank de Boer had said it was "ridiculous" female players want to receive the same World Cup pay as the men.
Last week, de Boer said it was “ridiculous” that female players want to receive the same World Cup pay as the men.
After defending their World Cup trophy in France, USA beat Ireland thanks to goals from Tobin Heath, Lindsey Horan and Carli Lloyd.
The USWNT co-captain's book is scheduled to be released in the fall of 2020.
Bird, a WNBA veteran and girlfriend to the star, spoke with USA Today about Rapinoe's play and the attention she got from the president.
Netherlands held USA until Stefanie van der Gragt's foul on Alex Morgan earned Jill Ellis' side the penalty that broke the deadlock.
Managing England at the Women's World Cup has left Phil Neville feeling emotional and he admitted "I cry at everything".
The defending champion United States team will face the Netherlands for the title.