51 Facts About Crystal Dunn


Crystal Dunn first appeared for the United States national team during an international friendly against Scotland on February 13,2013.


Crystal Dunn has since made more than 100 total appearances for the team.


Crystal Dunn played collegiate soccer with the North Carolina Tar Heels from 2010 to 2013 and was awarded the 2012 Hermann Trophy for best college soccer player.


Crystal Dunn was a member of the team that won the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Japan.


Crystal Dunn lost only two matches in three seasons at South Side and helped lead her team to New York state championships in 2006,2007 and 2009.


Crystal Dunn scored 46 goals and had 35 assists in three high school seasons, missing the 2008 season due to national team commitments.


Crystal Dunn was a highly decorated high school player earning Parade All-American and New York Gatorade Player of the Year.


Crystal Dunn earned First-team All-State and All-Long Island honors in 2006,2007 and 2009.


Crystal Dunn attended the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and majored in sociology.


Crystal Dunn was the team's leading player in points, including nine goals and eight assists.


Crystal Dunn was the first freshman ever to win the ACC Defensive Player of the Year award and was a semi-finalist for the 2010 Missouri Athletic Club Hermann Trophy.


Crystal Dunn scored three goals and made six assists during the season.


Crystal Dunn was named third-team All-America and first-team All-Southeast Region by the NSCAA.


Crystal Dunn was named to the first-team All-ACC and was named to the Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week three times.


Crystal Dunn saved her team from losing to BYU when she headed the ball away from the Tar Heels' goal line in the first overtime.


Crystal Dunn was named the 2013 Hermann Trophy winner as well as the ACC Athlete of the Year and ACC Defender of the Year.


Crystal Dunn was an All-ACC selection for the third straight year and an ESPY Awards finalist.


Crystal Dunn was awarded the 2012 Honda Award for Soccer.


Crystal Dunn was the team's top scorer with 14 goals, including six match-winning goals.


Crystal Dunn was named ACC Offensive Player of the Year, NSCAA All-American and First-team All-ACC for the fourth consecutive year.


Crystal Dunn was a Hermann Trophy finalist and a Honda Award nominee.


Crystal Dunn made 19 starts in her 22 appearances for the Spirit during the 2014 season.


Crystal Dunn was named NWSL Player of the Week for week 2 of the season.


Crystal Dunn finished the month with six goals, earning her the league Player of the Month award.


Crystal Dunn finished the regular season with a league-leading 15 goals, giving her the 2015 NWSL Golden Boot, and won the league Most Valuable Player award.


Crystal Dunn became the youngest player to win both awards at age 23 and broke the league record with her 0.77 goals-per-game average.


Crystal Dunn has said that being left off the national team for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup gave her extra motivation in the league.


Crystal Dunn returned for her third season in 2016, scoring four goals and notching a career-high five assists.


On January 3,2017, Crystal Dunn joined FA WSL 1 club Chelsea.


Crystal Dunn enjoyed her time at Chelsea, and even named one of her adopted chickens after the club, but made the decision to return to the United States so that the national team staff could see her play more.


Crystal Dunn was named Player of the Week twice in the 2018 NWSL season, for weeks 8 and 13.


Crystal Dunn appeared in 22 regular season games for the Courage, scoring eight goals, helping North Carolina win the NWSL Shield.


On October 22,2020, Crystal Dunn was traded to OL Reign in exchange for Casey Murphy and $140,000 in allocation money.


Crystal Dunn has competed on behalf of the United States in various national youth teams from 2008 through 2012, including at the 2008 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.


Crystal Dunn played in 14 international matches for the U-20 national team in 2010 before playing in every minute of the US' five matches at the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, in which they won.


Crystal Dunn competed at the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Germany and was a member of the team that won the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Japan.


On January 22,2013, Crystal Dunn received her first call-up to the senior team's training camp, by the newly appointed coach Tom Sermanni.


Crystal Dunn made her debut for the team, on February 13, against Scotland in a friendly match; and was placed on the roster for 2013 Algarve Cup.


Crystal Dunn made her first Algarve Cup appearance for the senior team during the team's first match in the tournament on March 6,2013, against Iceland.


Crystal Dunn started the match at left back and played for the full 90 minutes.


Crystal Dunn earned her third cap with the senior team during the final match of the tournament against Germany.


In October 2014, Crystal Dunn was dropped from the national team roster ahead of the 2014 CONCACAF Women's Championship, which served as the qualifying tournament for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.


Crystal Dunn returned from injury in December 2014 and traveled with the team to Brazil, but did not play.


Crystal Dunn was named to the roster for February 2015 friendlies against France and England, and made a substitute appearance against England.


February 2015, Crystal Dunn was named to the 2015 Algarve Cup roster, but did not play during the tournament.


Crystal Dunn was named to the preliminary roster for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, but surprisingly did not make the final squad of 23.


In September 2015, Crystal Dunn was added to the roster for the national team's Women's World Cup victory tour prior to the September 17 match against Haiti, becoming the first player not on the World Cup roster to join the tour.


Crystal Dunn made her first start of 2015 against Haiti and earned her first cap since the England friendly.


Crystal Dunn recorded her first career national team assists, both on Carli Lloyd's goals, and scored her first national team goal in the final moments of the match.


Crystal Dunn was the only American player to start in all six matches at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Japan and played all but 16 minutes at the tournament helping the team win bronze.


On November 11,2021, Crystal Dunn announced that she and Soubrier were expecting their first child together; baby Marcel Jean was born on May 20,2022.