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Crystal Dunn      

World Cup Champion for the U.S. Women's National Team; Founder of NWSL's Black Women's Player Collective

Crystal Dunn is a soccer player for the U.S. Women's National Team and Portland Thorns FC of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL), the highest division of women's professional soccer in the United States.

Dunn played collegiate soccer with the North Carolina Tar Heels from 2010 to 2013. She was a member of the team that won the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Japan and was the recipient of 2012 Hermann Trophy.

Following her collegiate career, Dunn was selected first overall by the Washington Spirit in the 2014 NWSL College Draft that took place on January 17, 2014. In 2015, she won the NWSL Most Valuable Player and the Golden Boot awards, becoming the youngest player to win both awards, at age 23. Dunn represented the United States at the FIFA Women's World Cup tournament in 2019, where the US defeated Netherlands in the final.

Dunn founded the NWSL's Black Women's Player Collective in 2020 to create a space for all the Black women in the NWSL to vent and speak on things that they’ve experienced. Their initiatives include voter education and highlighting the pay disparities between women and men's soccer.

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At left back, Crystal Dunn is getting it right for USWNT at World Cup ...

They are also in this position for the third straight time because Crystal Dunn, a natural attacker, has resisted instinctual urges to race ahead and, instead, ...

NWSL Star Crystal Dunn Takes Control Of Her Career Narrative ...

Crystal Dunn smiled, but the power behind her assertion was clear when she was asked about what position she hoped to play for her new team, the Portland  ...

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