Player Details


Crystal Dunn


5' 1"

Date of Birth

7.3.1992 (31)


Rockville Centre, NY United States


Career Summary

Acquired: Acquired via trade with OL Reign on Oct. 22, 2020


HONORS: 2015 NWSL MVP...2015 NWSL Golden Boot...2015, 2018 NWSL Best XI...2016, 2019 NWSL Second XI...2018, 2019, 2022 NWSL Champion...2018, 2019, 2021 NWSL Shield Winner...2021 NWSL Challenge Cup Champion...2021 WICC Champion...2022 NWSL Champion.

2022: Made four appearances in the regular season...Appeared as a substitute in the NWSL Championship on Oct. 29 against Kansas City, logging 17 minutes...Made Thorns FC playoff debut, scoring the game winner against San Diego on Oct. 23...Appeared in fourth match, logging 21 minutes at Gotham FC...Made her 3rd appearance on Sept. 25 against Chicago...Logged 11 minutes in home debut against Louisville on Sept. 21...Made season debut against Orlando on Sept. 9, making her first appearance since giving birth to her first child in May.

2021: Appeared in 15 matches (12 starts) recording one goal and two assists...Made regular-season debut, starting and playing 90 minutes against Chicago on May 16.

2021 Challenge Cup: Started and played in three games...Started, logging 90 minutes in the Challenge Cup Championship against Gotham FC on May 8...Made her Thorns FC debut, starting and playing 90 minutes against OL Reign on April 21.

2020: Made five appearances (four starts) for North Carolina in the Challenge Cup, scoring one goal.

2019: Made 13 regular season appearances (11 starts) for NC...Scored seven goals and recorded four assists...Started and scored in the in the NWSL semifinals against the Seattle Reign...Started and scored in the NWSL Championship, logging 60 minutes...Named to the NWSL Second XI.

2018: Made 22 regular-season appearances (21 starts) in her first season with the Courage...Scored eight goals and tallied five assists...Finished the regular season second in the NWSL in chances created with 47 and led the league in dribbles completed (46)...Started and played the full 90 minutes in the NWSL Championship Semifinal match against the Chicago Red Stars, contributed two assists in the 2-0 victory...Started and played 86 minutes in the championship match against Thorns FC, a 3-0 victory for the Courage...Was named to the NWSL Best XI.

2017: Signed with Chelsea FC in England at the beginning of 2017....Played in 23 matches for Chelsea during 2017: three in the FA Cup (1 goal, 2 assists), 11 in league play (3 goals, 3 assists), five in the Continental Tires Cup (2 goals, 1 assist) and four in the UFA Champions League (1 assist)...Helped Chelsea to second place in the FA Women’s Super League at the turn of the year, into the FA Cup 4th Round, the Continental Tires Cup semifinals and the Champions League quarterfinals.

2016: Helped lead the Spirit to the NWSL Championship match, appearing in 13 matches, making 12 starts...Scored two goals and tallied three assists...Scored two goals in the NWSL Championship match...Named NWSL Second XI.

2015: Won the Golden Boot, scoring 15 goals in 20 games...Named NWSL MVP...Recorded three assists...Named to the NWSL Best XI...Led the league with six game-winning goals...Scored a hat trick against Houston on Aug. 1...Named NWSL Player of the Week six times…Named NWSL Player of the Month for August.

2014: The No. 1 overall pick in the NWSL College Draft by the Washington Spirit...Played 21 games, making 18 starts...Registered three assists.

Has 127 international caps and 24 goals with the U.S. Women’s National Team.

2022: Made her third appearance as a substitute against Germany on Nov. 10...Appeared against England (Oct. 7) and Spain (Oct. 11) as a sub - her first appearances this year.

2021: Appeared in 18 matches (17 starts), recording two assists...Won a bronze medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics...Logged 90 minutes in the semifinals against Canada on Aug. 3...Played all 120 minutes against Netherlands in the quarterfinal round...Started all three group stage matches at the Tokyo Olympics...Started both matches in the Send-Off Series against Mexico on July 1 and July 5.

2020: Was the only player to start all nine games for the US...Helped the USA win the 2020 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship and earn a berth to the Tokyo Olympics...She was the only player to start all five games in the tournament...Earned her 100th cap in the USA’s 4-0 semifinal victory against Mexico during Olympic qualifying that also qualified the USA for the Olympics.

2019: World Cup champion...Appeared in 21 matches (20 starts)...Recorded three assists...She played every minute of all six of her starts at the World Cup...Had one assist in the tournament in the opening game victory vs. Thailand.

2018: Played in 18 total matches, scoring two goals – against Denmark in the first match of the year and against T&T in World Cup qualifying – and had two assists...Played and started four matches at the Concacaf Women’s Championship, helping the USA qualify for the 2019 FIFA women’s World Cup in France...Named to the Concacaf Women’s Championship Best XI and to the overall year-end Concacaf Women’s Best XI.

2017: Played in 12 games (7 starts), scoring four goals and recording one assist...Recorded back-to-back multi-goal games against Russia in April.

2016: Played in 25 matches, tallying 14 goals, which was second-most on the team, and eight assists (tied for second-most)...Scored six goals in the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship, including a team record-tying five goals against Puerto Rico on Feb. 15... She won the Golden Boot as the top scorer at Olympic qualifying...Made her first Olympic Team roster, playing in all four games while starting two...Scored her first Olympic goal, tallying in the 2-2 draw with Colombia in group play...Also had an assist in the Olympics against Colombia.

2015: Appeared in eight games (6 starts). tallying four goals and three assists...Scored her first career international goal on Sept. 17 against Haiti on a header.

2014: Played in four matches, making one start.

2013: Played in eight matches, earning six starts.

Youth National Teams: A member of the U.S. team that won the 2012 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup title in Japan...Played every minute of all six matches and registered two assists, setting up the game-winning overtime goal in the 2-1 quarterfinal victory against Korea DPR and the game-winner in the historic 1-0 victory against Germany in the championship game...Played four out of the five games at the CONCACAF U-20 Women’s Championship tournament, tallying three assists in the tournament as the USA won the regional title...She played two cycles with the U-20s after also representing the USA at the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Germany...A member of the team that won the 2012 CONCACAF Under-20 Women’s Championship, playing every minute of all four games she started at qualifying...Had three assists in the tournament...A member of the U.S. team that won the 2010 CONACAF U-20 Women’s Championships in Guatemala to earn a berth to the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup ...Played every minute of all five games...Played every minute of all four games at the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Germany...Played in 16 total matches for the U-20s in 2010 heading into the U-20 Women’s World Cup, including 14 international matches...Played for the U.S. U-17s in 2008...At the 2008 FIFA U-17 Women’s World in New Zealand, playing in four games...Finished her U-17 career with 13 caps and one goal...Her one goal was the game-winner for the USA in the U-17 Women’s World Cup with a 1-0 victory over Mexico in the semifinal of the 2008 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championships in Trinidad & Tobago...One of two players to start all five games and play every minute of the CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Qualifying tournament.

COLLEGE (North Carolina)
2013: Led the Tar Heels in scoring with year with 34 points from 14 goals and six assists...Runner up for the MAC Hermann Trophy...Started 18 of 21 matches...Named a First-Team NSCAA All-American, making her a four-time All- American, three First-Team selections and one Third-Team...She was also named the ACC Offensive Player of the Year, becoming the only player to win ACC Offensive and Defensive (2012 & 2010) Player of the Year awards … The first player to win ACC Player of the Year honors three times.

2012: Scored five goals and tallied five assists to helped lead North Carolina to an NCAA title...Won the MAC Hermann Trophy as college soccer’s best player...Assisted on goals in both Final Four games...Earned NSCAA First Team All-America honors and was named the ACC Defensive Player of the Year... Also won the prestigious Honda Award for soccer, recognizing superior athletic skills, leadership, academic excellence and eagerness to participate in community service.

2011: She played in 19 of UNC’s 20 games while scoring three goals with six assists.

2010: Named the Soccer America Freshman of the Year...A NSCAA Third-Team All-America and was First-Team All-ACC...As a freshman, she was the All-ACC Defensive Player of the Year, the first ever freshman to win the honor ...Part of the ACC All-Freshman Team and was named First-Team NSCAA All-American...Started all 23 games she played in as a freshman - and was the third-leading scorer with 26 points on nine goals and eight assists.