Crystal Dunn

Crystal Alyssia Dunn (born July 3, 1992)[1] is an American soccer player for National Women's Soccer League club North Carolina Courage and the U.S. Women's National Team. She was a member of the team that won the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Japan, a member of the North Carolina Tar Heels women's soccer team, and was the recipient of 2012 Hermann Trophy.[2][3][4] In 2015, she won the NWSL Most Valuable Player and the Golden Boot awards,[5] becoming the youngest player to win both awards, at age 23.[6]

She represented the United States as member of United States U-17, U-18, and U-20 national soccer teams. On February 13, 2013, she made her debut in the senior team playing a friendly match against Scotland national women's football team.

Crystal Dunn
Crystal Dunn June2018
Dunn in a match for the USWNT in June 2018
Personal information
Full name Crystal Alyssia Dunn
Date of birth July 3, 1992 (age 27)
Place of birth New Hyde Park, New York, United States
Height 5 ft 1 in (1.55 m)
Playing position Wing-back/Winger
Club information
Current team
North Carolina Courage
Number 19
Youth career
2006–2009 South Side High School
2006–2009 Eastern New York Youth Soccer
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 North Carolina Tar Heels
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2016 Washington Spirit 58 (19)
2017–2018 Chelsea 15 (3)
2018– North Carolina Courage 27 (12)
National team
2008–2009 United States U-17
2009–2010 United States U-18
2010–2012 United States U-20 33
2013– United States 92 (24)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of August 7, 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of July 7, 2019

Early life

Born in New Hyde Park, New York, to Vincent and Rhonda Dunn, Crystal was raised with her brother Henry in Rockville Centre, New York where she attended South Side High School. At South Side, she was a four-year starter as forward and midfielder and team captain in 2008 and 2009. She 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. In the 2009 state championship match, she scored four goals in the first 20 minutes of the match.[1][7][8]

Dunn scored 46 goals and had 35 assists in three high school seasons, missing the 2008 season due to national team commitments. She was a highly decorated high school player earning Parade All-American and New York Player of the Year. She also earned First-team All-State and All-Long Island honors in 2006, 2007 and 2009. As a freshman, sophomore and senior, she was an All-New York First Team and All-Long Island team selection. In 2009, she was named 2009 NSCAA, ESPNRise and Parade high school All-America and was the New York Gatorade High School Player of the Year. The teams she played on in 2007 and 2009 went undefeated and were ranked number one in the nation by the NSCAA.[1]

As a senior, she was named Newsday Long Island Player of the Year, Nassau County Class A Player of the Year, New York Sportswriters Class A Player of the Year, BigAppleSoccer.com youth Player of the Year and was the winner of the Mike Clark Award for the best all-around athlete in Nassau County.[1]

In addition to her high school experience, Dunn played with the club teams, Albertson Fury, the RVC Tornadoes, and the RVC Power (with whom she won a state title). Her toughest matchup came against the Synergy defense.[1]

University of North Carolina, 2010–2013

Dunn attended the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and majored in sociology. As a freshman in 2010,[9] Dunn started 23 matches and played the full 90 minutes 18 times for a total of 1,929 minutes.[9] She was the team's leading player in points with 26 including nine goals and eight assists.[9] She scored four goals during the NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Championship including a match-winner against Jackson State, a goal against Notre Dame, and two goals in a 3–1 win over James Madison in the second round of the tournament.[9] Her accolades during her first year season included: Soccer America Freshman of the Year, 2010 NSCAA first-team All-America honoree, Second-team Soccer America MVP selection, First-team All-ACC.[9] She was the first freshman to ever win the ACC Defensive Player of the Year award and was a semi-finalist for the 2010 Missouri Athletic Club Hermann Trophy.[9]

As a sophomore in 2011, Dunn started in 19 matches missing only one while she was training with the United States under-20 women's national soccer team. She scored three goals and made six assists during the season.[9] She was named third-team All-America and first-team All-Southeast Region by the NSCAA. She was also named to the first-team All-ACC and was named to the Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week three times.[9]

During her junior season in 2012, Dunn missed the non-conference phase of the 2012 college season while playing for the United States under-20 women's national soccer team at the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Japan. Following her return, she helped lead the Tar Heels to win the NCAA Women's Soccer Championship.[9] During the tournament's quarter-final, Dunn scored both goals in a 2–1 win against top-seed team BYU, including a match-winning "golden" goal within four minutes of end of second overtime. She also saved her team from trailing BYU when she headed the ball away from the Tar Heels' goal-line in the first overtime.[9][10] Dunn was named the 2013 Hermann Trophy winner as well as the ACC Athlete of the Year and ACC Defender of the Year.[11][12][13] Dunn was an All-ACC selection for the third straight year and an ESPY Awards finalist.[14] She also was awarded the 2012 Honda Award for Soccer.[15]

During her senior-year season in 2013, Dunn scored the first hat-trick of her collegiate career ending a two-match losing streak for the Tar Heels after defeating the Miami Hurricanes 4–0.[16] She led the team with 14 goals and 34 points, including six match-winning goals.[17] Dunn was named ACC Offensive Player of the Year,[17] NSCAA All-American and First-team All-ACC for the fourth consecutive year.[17] She was a Hermann Trophy finalist[17][18] and a nominee to Honda Award.[17]

Club career

Washington Spirit, 2014–2017

In January 2014, Washington Spirit selected Dunn with the first overall pick in the 2014 College Draft for the 2014 season of the National Women's Soccer League.[19][20] She made 19 starts for the Spirit in her 22 appearances for the club during the 2014 season. The team finished fourth during the regular season with a 10–9–5 record securing a place in the playoffs.[21] During the semi-final, the Spirit were defeated by regular season champions Seattle Reign FC 2–1 on August 31 in Seattle.[22]

Dunn returned to the Spirit for the 2015 season. On April 26, 2015, she scored two goals while playing in the defender position in a match against Sky Blue FC helping the Spirit win 3–1.[23] She was subsequently named NWSL Player of the Week for week 2 of the season.[24]

On August 1, 2015, Dunn scored a franchise first hat trick, scoring three goals in the first half, in the Spirit's victory over the visiting Houston Dash.[25] She finished the month with six goals, earning her the league Player of the Month award.[26]

Dunn finished the regular season with a league-leading 15 goals, giving her the 2015 NWSL Golden Boot and the league Most Valuable Player award.[6] She became the youngest player to win both awards at age 23 and broke the league record with her 0.77 goals-per-game average.[5]

Dunn returned for her third season in 2016, scoring four goals and notching a career-high five assists. Two of her four goals were the two Spirit goals scored in the team's first ever appearance in the NWSL Championship.[27]

Chelsea, 2017–2018

On January 3, 2017, Dunn joined FA WSL 1 club Chelsea.[28] On March 19, she scored her first goal just 12 minutes into her first competitive appearance for the club, in a 7–0 FA Cup win over Doncaster.[29]

North Carolina Courage, 2018–

After a year in England, it was planned that Dunn would return to North America with the deal of a trade with Washington Spirit for two of North Carolina's players at the time, Taylor Smith and Ashley Hatch. The Spirit retained the League rights after Chelsea signed Dunn back in January 2017.[30] This move was confirmed by Chelsea on February 25, 2018.[31]

She made her first appearance for North Carolina Courage in a 1–0 win over Portland Thorns FC which was also the opening game of the 2018 NWSL season.[32] Dunn has been named Player of the Week twice in the 2018 NWSL season, for weeks 8 and 13.[33] She was named Player of the Month for the month of June.[34] Dunn appeared in 22 regular season games for the Courage, scoring eight goals, helping North Carolina win the NWSL Shield. The Courage broke the record for most goals scored in a season.[35] Dunn was named to the 2018 NWSL Best XI.

Dunn was in the starting lineup for the semi-final game against the Chicago Red Stars, North Carolina won 2–0 and advanced to the Championship Game. She was in the starting lineup for the final, which North Carolina won 3–0 over the Portland Thorns.[36]

International career

Youth national teams

FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup 2012 Awards Ceremony 14
Dunn after the 2012 FIFA Under-20 World Cup awards ceremony. From left to right: 14—Mandy Laddish, 4—Crystal Dunn (who provided the assist for Ohai's goal), 3—Cari Roccaro, 7—Kealia Ohai (the goal scorer of the championship match), 9—Chioma Ubogagu, 1—Bryane Heaberlin (GK)

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. In the U.S. Under-20 teams, she is one of the leaders in number of caps played.[37] She was in 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.

Senior national team, 2013–present

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Dunn in a friendly against Mexico in September 2014.

On January 22, 2013, Dunn received her first call-up to the senior team's training camp, by the newly appointed coach Tom Sermanni.[38][39] Dunn made her debut for the team, on February 13, against Scotland national women's football team in a friendly match;[40] and was placed on the roster for 2013 Algarve Cup.[41]

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. She started the match at left back and played for the full 90 minutes. The United States defeated Iceland 3–0.[42] Dunn earned her third cap with the senior team during the final match of the tournament against Germany. The United States clinched the tournament championship after defeating Germany 2–0.[43][44]

In October 2014, she 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.[45] Dunn returned from injury in December 2014 and traveled with the team to Brazil, but did not play.[46]

Dunn was named to the roster for February 2015 friendlies against France and England,[47] and made a substitute appearance against England.[46] February 2015, Dunn was named to the 2015 Algarve Cup roster, but did not play a single minute. Dunn was named to the preliminary for the 2015 Women's World Cup, but did not make the final squad of 23.[46]

In September 2015, 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.[48] Dunn made her first start of 2015 against Haiti and earned her first cap since the England friendly. She 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.[49]

Dunn played in the national team's opening game of the CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship. She scored her fifth international goal in the 5–0 victory over Costa Rica.[50]

In the third group match vs Puerto Rico, Dunn was tied for the most goals scored by a U.S. player, netting five goals and one assist.

For their first match of March 2019, the women of the United States women's national soccer team each wore a jersey with the name of a woman they were honoring on the back; Dunn chose the name of Serena Williams.[51]

Personal life

Dunn married Pierre Soubrier in December 2018. They met when she was playing for the NWSL's Washington Spirit, where he was working as an athletic trainer.[52][53]

Career statistics

Club

As of April 29, 2019[54]
Club League Season League NWSL Playoff League Cup[a][b] Continental[c] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Washington Spirit NWSL 2014 22 0 22 0
2015 21 15 21 15
2016 15 4 15 4
Total 58 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 58 19
Chelsea FA WSL 2017 8 1 3 1 11 2
2017–18 6 2 0 0 2 1 2 0 10 3
Total 14 3 5 2 2 0 21 5
North Carolina Courage NWSL 2018 22 8 2 0 24 8
2019 3 4 3 4
Total 25 12 2 0 27 12
Career total 97 34 2 0 5 2 2 0 106 36
  1. ^ Includes the FA Women's Cup
  2. ^ Includes the FA WSL Cup
  3. ^ Includes the UEFA Women's Champions League

International goals

Honors

College

University of North Carolina

Club

Chelsea

North Carolina Courage

International

Individual

In popular culture

Dunn has been featured in Self Magazine.[56] In 2016, she starred with teammates Hope Solo and Megan Rapinoe in a docu-series called Keeping Score broadcast by Fullscreen.[57] The episodes follow the athletes as they prepare for the 2016 Rio Olympics and address issues such as equal pay and racism.[58]

See also

References

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Match reports

  1. ^ "WNT Defeats Haiti 5–0 at Ford Field in Detroit". U.S. Soccer. September 17, 2015. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  2. ^ "Lloyd Hat Trick Leads WNT in 8–0 Victory against Haiti in Birmingham". U.S. Soccer. September 20, 2015. Retrieved September 20, 2015.
  3. ^ "U.S. WNT Downs Brazil 3–1 in Front of Record-Crowd in Orlando as Lauren Holiday and Lori Chalupny Play Final International Games". U.S. Soccer. September 20, 2015. Retrieved September 20, 2015.
  4. ^ "WNT Blanks China PR 2–0 in Phoenix in Front of Record Crowd". U.S. Soccer. Retrieved December 14, 2015.
  5. ^ "U.S. WNT vs. Costa Rica". ussoccer.com. Retrieved February 11, 2016.
  6. ^ "U.S. WNT vs. Puerto Rico". U.S. Soccer. Retrieved February 16, 2016.
  7. ^ "Dunn Strike Earns USA 1–0 Win Against England in First SheBelieves Cup Match". ussoccer.com. Retrieved March 4, 2016.
  8. ^ "U.S. WNT Defeats Colombia 7–0 in Front of Record Crowd in Connecticut". Retrieved April 8, 2016.
  9. ^ "Solo Records Historic 100th International Shutout in 1–0 Win Against South Africa". Retrieved July 10, 2016.
  10. ^ "Strong Performance Propels USA to 4–0 Win vs. Costa Rica in Final Olympic Tuneup". Retrieved July 23, 2016.
  11. ^ "USA Wins Group G with 2–2 Draw vs. Colombia at 2016 Olympics". Retrieved August 9, 2016.
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Further reading

  • Lisi, Clemente A. (2010), The U.S. Women's Soccer Team: An American Success Story, Scarecrow Press, ISBN 0810874164
  • Grainey, Timothy (2012), Beyond Bend It Like Beckham: The Global Phenomenon of Women's Soccer, University of Nebraska Press, ISBN 0803240368

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2014 NWSL College Draft

The 2014 NWSL College Draft was held on January 17, 2014 at the NSCAA Convention in Philadelphia, PA and was open to the public.

2015 National Women's Soccer League season

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In January, Jeff Plush was named NWSL commissioner, replacing Cheryl Bailey.

To accommodate the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup the league announced it would reduce the season to 20 games while extending the calendar length into September and take a two-week break from June 7–19.For the second straight season, FC Kansas City defeated the Shield winners Seattle Reign FC 1–0 to win the NWSL title on October 1.

2015 Washington Spirit season

The 2015 season was Washington Spirit's third season of existence in which they competed in the National Women's Soccer League, the top division of women's soccer in the United States.

2016 Washington Spirit season

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2018 National Women's Soccer League season

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The off-season brought significant changes, with FC Kansas City and the Boston Breakers ceasing operations, while new club Utah Royals FC joined the league. The 2018 season began on March 24, and ended on September 8. Teams once again played 24 regular-season games this year, with the top four teams making a single-elimination playoff. The North Carolina Courage won the NWSL Shield with 15 more points than second place Thorns. The NWSL Playoffs began on September 15 with the two semifinal matches, which were won by the Thorns and the Courage. The NWSL Championship Game was held on September 22 at Providence Park in Portland. The Courage won 3–0, becoming the first team to win both the NWSL Shield and the NWSL Championship in the same season.

2018 North Carolina Courage season

The 2018 North Carolina Courage season is the team's second season as a professional women's soccer team. North Carolina Courage plays in the National Women's Soccer League, the top tier of women's soccer in the United States. On August 5th, the Courage clinched the 2018 NWSL Shield for the second consecutive season after a 2–1 win over Portland. The Courage finished the 2018 regular season with only 1 loss and broke the record for most wins in a season (17), most points (57) and most goals (53). On September 22nd North Carolina defeated the Portland Thorns 3-0 to win the 2018 NWSL Championship and completed one of the most successful seasons for a professional women's soccer team in the United States.

2019 National Women's Soccer League season

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The league is operated by the United States Soccer Federation and receives major financial backing from that body. Further financial backing is provided by the Canadian Soccer Association. Both national federations pay the league salaries of many of their respective national team members in an effort to nurture talent in those nations and take the financial burden of individual clubs.

2019 North Carolina Courage season

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Football at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament – Group G

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Keeping Score (TV series)

Keeping Score is a documentary series featuring American soccer players Hope Solo, Megan Rapinoe, and Crystal Dunn that was broadcast by Fullscreen in 2016. The series followed the players' experiences in the lead up to their participation at the 2016 Rio Olympics and addressed equality for women in the sports industry and the wage gap for American women workers in general as well as race.

Long Island Rough Riders (UWS)

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Long Island plays its home games at Hofstra University Soccer Stadium. The club's colors are blue and white.

The team is a sister organization of the men's Long Island Rough Riders team, which plays in the Premier Development League.

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The National Women's Soccer League Team of the Month is a monthly soccer award given to individual players in the National Women's Soccer League. NWSL Media Association, composed of journalists who regularly cover the league, selected a Best XI of players who were deemed to have put in the best performances over the past month. This award began in 2017.

NWSL awards

The National Women's Soccer League hands out a number of annual awards. Six were awarded for the inaugural season in 2013, including: Golden Boot, Most Valuable Player, Defender of the Year, Goalkeeper of the Year, Rookie of the Year, and Coach of the Year. The awards are voted on by media (25%), coaches/owners (25%), and players (50%).

In addition, NWSL Best XI and NWSL Second XI teams are named and voted on by journalists, club officials and NWSL players. Voters for the Best XI named selections for four defenders and a combination of six midfielders and forwards; with a minimum of one and maximum of three forwards. The Goalkeeper of the Year is automatically named to the Best XI. The NWSL Second XI team is composed of the subsequent vote recipient leaders at each position who did not make the Best XI.

North Carolina Courage

The North Carolina Courage is a professional women's soccer team based in Cary, North Carolina. Its former incarnation, the Western New York Flash, was a founding member of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL), the top level of women's soccer in the U.S., in 2013. They relocated to North Carolina for 2017. They are affiliated with the men's team North Carolina FC of the United Soccer League, and play their home games at Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park.

In 2018 the North Carolina Courage became the first team in NWSL history to win the NWSL Shield and the NWSL Championship in the same season.

North Carolina Tar Heels women's soccer

The North Carolina Tar Heels women's soccer team represent the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the Atlantic Coast Conference of NCAA Division I soccer. The team has won 20 of the 27 Atlantic Coast Conference championships, and 22 of the 36 NCAA national championships.

Washington Spirit

The Washington Spirit is an American professional soccer club based in Germantown, Maryland that participates in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL). It is a continuation of the D.C. United Women of the W-League and continues to field both an amateur WPSL team and a youth team, both under the Spirit name. The Spirit is coached by Richie Burke.

Key (expand for notes on “international goals” and sorting)
Location Geographic location of the venue where the competition occurred
Sorted by country name first, then by city name
Lineup Start – played entire match
on minute (off player) – substituted on at the minute indicated, and player was substituted off at the same time

off minute (on player) – substituted off at the minute indicated, and player was substituted on at the same time
(c) – captain
Sorted by minutes played

# NumberOfGoals.goalNumber scored by the player in the match (alternate notation to Goal in match)
Min The minute in the match the goal was scored. For list that include caps, blank indicates played in the match but did not score a goal.
Assist/pass The ball was passed by the player, which assisted in scoring the goal. This column depends on the availability and source of this information.
penalty or pk Goal scored on penalty-kick which was awarded due to foul by opponent. (Goals scored in penalty-shoot-out, at the end of a tied match after extra-time, are not included.)
Score The match score after the goal was scored.
Sorted by goal difference, then by goal scored by the player's team
Result The final score.

Sorted by goal difference in the match, then by goal difference in penalty-shoot-out if it is taken, followed by goal scored by the player's team in the match, then by goal scored in the penalty-shoot-out. For matches with identical final scores, match ending in extra-time without penalty-shoot-out is a tougher match, therefore precede matches that ended in regulation

aet The score at the end of extra-time; the match was tied at the end of 90' regulation
pso Penalty-shoot-out score shown in parenthesis; the match was tied at the end of extra-time
Light-purple background colorexhibition or closed door international friendly match
Light-yellow background color – match at an invitational tournament
Light-orange background color – Olympic women's football qualification match
Orange background color – Olympic women's football tournament

NOTE: some keys may not apply for a particular football player

Date
Location Opponent Lineup # Min Assist/pass Score Result Competition
1 2015-09-17[m 1] Detroit  Haiti Start 1.1 90+3 Heather O'Reilly

5–0

5–0

Friendly
2 2015-09-20[m 2] Birmingham  Haiti Start 1.1 17 Megan Rapinoe

3–0

8–0

Friendly
3 2015-10-25[m 3] Orlando  Brazil

off 60' (on Rapinoe)

1.1 45+3 Lindsey Horan

2–1

3–1

Friendly
4 2015-12-13[m 4] Glendale  China PR

off 46' (on O'Reilly)

1.1 39 unassisted

1–0

2–0

Friendly
5 2016-02-10[m 5] Frisco Costa RicaCosta Rica

off 68' (on Pugh)

1.1 15 unassisted

3–0

5–0

Olympic Qualifier: Group A
6 2016-02-15[m 6] Frisco  Puerto Rico Start 5.1 6 Mallory Pugh

1–0

10–0

Olympic Qualifier: Group A
7 5.2 21 Christen Press

3–0

8 5.3 61 Alex Morgan

6–0

9 5.4 85 Meghan Klingenberg

8–0

10 5.5 87 Morgan Brian

9–0

11 2016-03-03[m 7] Tampa  England

on 67' (off Pugh)

1.1 72 Meghan Klingenberg

1–0

1–0

SheBelieves Cup
12 2016-04-06[m 8] East Hartford  Colombia Start 1.1 27 Carli Lloyd

1–0

7–0

Friendly
13 2016-07-09[m 9] Chicago  South Africa Start 1.1 35 Mallory Pugh

1–0

1–0

Friendly
14 2016-07-23[m 10] Kansas City  Costa Rica Start 1.1 15 Meghan Klingenberg

1–0

4–0

Friendly
15 2016-08-09[m 11] Manaus  Colombia Start 1.1 41 Carli Lloyd

1–1

2–2

Olympics: Group G
16 2016-09-15[m 12] Columbus  Thailand

on 64' (off Johnston)

1.1 70 Becky Sauerbrunn

6–0

9–0

Friendly
17 2016-10-23[m 13] Minneapolis   Switzerland

off 81' (on Ohai)

1.1 63 Lynn Williams

4–1

5–1

Friendly
18 2016-11-13[m 14] Carson  Romania

off 61' (on Horan)

1.1 45+1 Christen Press

2–0

5–0

Friendly
19 2017-04-06[m 15] Frisco  Russia

off 64' (on Press)

2.1 10 Carli Lloyd

1–0

4–0

Friendly
20 2.2 41 Unassisted

3–0

21 2017-04-09[m 16] Houston  Russia

off 74' (on Williams)

2.1 38 Meghan Klingenberg

3–0

5–1

Friendly
22 2.2 48 Mallory Pugh

5–1

23 2018-01-21[m 17] San Diego  Denmark

on 70' (off Rapinoe)

1.1 81 Unassisted 5–1 5–1 Friendly
24 2018-10-10[m 18] Cary  Trinidad and Tobago Start 1.1 45 Lindsay Horan

4–0

7–0

2018 CONCACAF Championship
Awards
North Carolina Courage – current squad

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