Crystal Dunn


Served as envoy

  • 2023  –  Cote d'Ivoire

The No.1 pick in the 2014 NWSL College Draft out of the University of North Carolina, Crystal Dunn is a NWSL MVP, 3-Time NWSL Champion, and FIFA World Cup Champion. Versatile and ruthless, Dunn became the youngest player to win the NWSL MVP (at age 23) in the same season she won the NWSL Golden Boot and led her team to a championship.

Dunn is a flat-out winner. As a senior in high school, Dunn won five separate Player of the Year awards including the New York Gatorade Player of the Year award. Along with winning the 2012 NCAA Championship with UNC, Dunn was named the country’s best collegiate player as the winner of the prestigious Hermann Trophy. Additionally, she was named the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Defender and Player of the Year. And it wasn’t just collegiate awards in 2012. Dunn helped lead the U-20s to a world title at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Japan.

As a professional, Dunn is a star in the NWSL for the Portland Thorns and on the USWNT. Dunn is one of only nine USWNT players ever with 100+ caps, making 104 appearances to date and tallying 24 goals and 17 assists. She was instrumental in helping the US win the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, starting and playing 90 minutes of six of the team’s seven matches.

Dunn most recently co-founded the NWSL’s Black Women’s Player Collective. She resides with her husband, Pierre, and her one-year-old son Marcel, and their three chickens and two cats in Portland, Oregon.