Crystal Dunn Named to Concacaf Female Best XI

Crystal Dunn PregameCrystal Dunn has been named to the Concacaf Female Best XI in her new role as a defender with the U.S. Women’s National Team.

While the NC Courage both list and utilize Dunn as a forward, USWNT head coach Jill Ellis moved her to a defensive role last year with the national team, where the team’s bench is thinner.

Dunn’s Stats with USWNT

In 2015 against Haiti, she recorded her first career national team assist on a Carli Lloyd goals. She scored her first national team goal in the final moments of that same match.

Dunn has scored five international goals, with her fifth in the 5–0 victory over Costa Rica in 2016.

Dunn is tied for the most goals scored by a U.S. player, netting five goals and one assist.

Dunn’s Stats with North Carolina

Crystal DunnIn 2017, Dunn player for Chelsea, scoring four goals. In 2018, Dunn left Chelsea and joined the Courage in January after the team acquired her rights from the Washington Spirit. She made her club debut in the 2018 NWSL season opener against Seattle Reign FC on March 24

Dunn has scored seven goals, tied for the seventh-most in the NWSL, and recorded five assists, tied for the fifth-most in the league.

NWSL Accolades

In 2018, she was named to the NWSL Team of the Month three times (March, May, and June). Dunn was twice named the NWSL Player of the Week (Weeks 8 and 13) and was named the NWSL Player of the Month for June.

Other US Players

The other US players on the Concacaf Female Best XI include Chicago Red Stars goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher, Utah Royals FC Defender Becky Sauerbrunn, Portland Thorns FC midfielder Lindsey Horan and Orlando Pride forward Alex Morgan.

Canadian Portland Thorns FC forward, Christine Sinclair also made the Concacaf Female Best XI, the only other NWSL player to make the Concacaf Female Bext XI.

Source: Front Row Soccer – A CRYSTAL-CLEAR SELECTION: Dunn named to Concacaf Female Best XI

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