U.S. Soccer says it has paid women’s national team more than men’s team United States star Megan Rapinoe and three of her international teammates are among 12 nominees for the Best FIFA Women’s Player Award for 2019, and Jill Ellis is on the list for Best Women’s Coach after leading the U.S. to its second consecutive World Cup title. A first-time Best Women’s Player recipient will be named in Milan on Sept. 23 after former winners Marta, Lieke Martens and Carli Lloyd all failed to make the shortlist announced Wednesday. One NWSL coach also made the cut: Paul Riley of the North Carolina Courage. 2019 Best FIFA Women’s Player nomineesLucy Bronze (Lyon & England)Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars & United States)Caroline Graham Hansen (Barcelona & Norway)Ada Hegerberg (Lyon)Amandine Henry (Lyon & France)Sam Kerr (Chicago Red Stars & Australia)Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit & United States)Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal & Netherlands)Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride & United States)Megan Rapinoe (Reign FC & United States)Wendie Renard (Lyon & France)Ellen White (Manchester City & England)2019 Best FIFA Women’s Coach nomineesMilena Bertolini (Italy)Jill Ellis (United States)Peter Gerhardsson (Sweden)Futoshi Ikeda (Japan U-20)Antonia Is (Spain U-17)Joe Montemurro (Arsenal)Phil Neville (England)Reynald Pedros (Lyon)Paul Riley (North Carolina Courage)Sarina Wiegman (Netherlands) Rapinoe shapes as a strong contender after inspiring the U.S. to glory at the World Cup in France. The 34-year-old scored six goals in five games, including one in the 2-0 victory over Netherlands in the final, to claim a Golden Ball-Golden Boot double. Here they are! #TheBest Women’s Player nominees:@LucyBronze@julieertz@CarolineGrahamH@AdaStolsmo@amandinehenry6@samkerr1@roselavelle@VivianneMiedema@alexmorgan13@mPinoe@WRenard@ellsbells89Voting NOW OPEN https://t.co/t8x1884tdq— FIFA Women’s World Cup (@FIFAWWC) July 31, 2019Rapinoe’s compatriots Alex Morgan, Rose Lavelle and Julie Ertz are also in contention, as are England pair Ellen White and Lucy Bronze, who claimed the Silver Ball. Related News Jill Ellis steps down as USWNT coach after back-to-back Women’s World Cup titles The list of contenders has been expanded to 12 from the usual 10 due to a tie in the number of votes received by some nominees.Ellis, meanwhile, is up against Netherlands boss Sarina Wiegman, whose side the U.S. beat in the World Cup final. The coaches of both semifinalists, England’s Phil Neville and Sweden’s Peter Gerhardsson, are also on the shortlist.
People Email Address Kindred Group has completed its move to new state-of-the-art premises in Stockholm, where the operator expects to hire 250 new employees to consolidate expansion “in the coming years”.The move to the AMF Real Estate in Urban Espace facility (pictured) in the Swedish capital has more than doubled the workspace for Kindred’s 350 employees in the city, from 3,000 to 7,000 square metres. Kindred will take up two floors in the building, with other tenants in the tech cluster including Microsoft, EQT and Netlight.The operator, which has around 1,500 staff members worldwide, anticipates significant growth after having posted a 20.8% year-on-year increase in revenue to £907.6m (€1bn/$1.2bn) in 2018.Kindred, which is listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm Large Cap exchange, also went live in the newly regulated Swedish market at the start of the year, expanding on its links to the country.“It is very exciting to finally move into new premises in the middle of Stockholm where we can continue to grow at a fast pace,” Kindred chief executive Henrik Tjärnström said.“Since the birth of Kindred more than 20 years ago, it has been important for us to create a work environment that reflects our culture and our values.“We are in an expansive phase right now and the new premises will allow us to grow rapidly. Several hundred new employees will be recruited to the Stockholm office in order for Kindred to secure its position as a digital gambling company at the forefront of technology development and sustainability.”In other news, Kindred-owned Unibet has been unveiled as the official betting partner of the Qatar Goodwood horseracing festival – commonly known as ‘Glorious Goodwood’ – in the UK county of Sussex.Unibet has sealed a three-year deal, running through to 2021, with the agreement encompassing exclusive naming rights for the feature races across the week, including the Stewards’ Cup, Golden Mile and Nursery Stakes.The 2019 festival will take place from July 30 to August 3. 10th April 2019 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: Europe Nordics Sweden Topics: People Kindred Group has completed its move to new state-of-the-art premises in Stockholm, where the operator expects to hire 250 new employees to consolidate expansion “in the coming years”. Kindred to increase Stockholm workforce following relocation Tags: Online Gambling